Re: Bench needs to step up
posted at 4/20/2011 7:57 PM EDT
Jay, a lot of mis-information in that post.
1. Doc did not say BBD should not play more than 15 minutes. He said as a starter his minutes were too long and that hampered his play. He was also talking about the regular season, not the playoffs.
2. Krstic's play deteriorated about about 3 weeks. he went to nothing.
Let's put some data on the table. Here are Krstic's rebounds for the games he played from the day he arrived on the 26th of Feb: 6, 5, 4, 6, 3, 9, 15, 14, 2, 7, 3, 4, 4, 2, 8, 6, 2, 1, 6, 3, 6, 1, 5, 6. During that time he averaged 22 minutes pretty consistently except the 2 games he was injured. After Milwaukee on march 13, he dropped down to an average of about 4 rebounds in 22 minutes at the center position. He was doing great and then his offense AND his rebounding when to terrible and his minutes did not drop. He just stopped producing. During that same time, Davis average 6.5 rebounds per game per the stats on ESPN in about 4 more minutes per game.
Now on D, Davis has not had a stellar defensive performance. neither has Garnett nor Pierce nor Rondo. But, at least we've seen great D from BBD over the last year. We've NEVER seen great D from Nenad.
So, I don't see where Krstic would increase our rebounding. Do you have some stats that show how our rebounding goes up with krstic is in??