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Post combos from last season

There has been some discussion about how Huff will integrate into the Wilkins-Salt-Diakite rotation. Just for perspective, here is how the post combos were used last season. This is just for conference+Nova+post-season play (last 23 games of season), and just reflects scoreboard results when each combo was used.

None means a 1-big small-ball rotation, most often with Hall as the 4 but sometimes with Shayok and rarely Thompson. None-None means 5-guards (some end-of-game situations and the UNC-W game).

Wilkins-Salt (360 poss - 11 mpg): Oeff: 1.056, Deff: 0.876, Net 0.166
Wilkins-None (238 poss - 7 mpg): Oeff: 1.127, Deff: 1.059, Net: 0.068
Wilkins-Diakite (182 poss - 5 mpg): Oeff: 1.067, Deff: 0.876, Net 0.191
Salt-None (171 poss - 5 mpg): Oeff: 1.030, Deff: 1.069, Net: -0.040
-----growing sample size issues below, proceed with caution-----
Wilkins-Reuter (114 poss - 3 mpg): Oeff: 1.112, Deff: 1.125, Net -0.013
Diakite-None (87 poss - 2.5 mpg): Oeff: 1.060, Deff: 0.967, Net: 0.094
Diakite-Reuter (86 poss - 2.5 mpg): Oeff: 0.871, Deff: 1.057, Net: -0.186
Salt-Diakite (62 poss - 2 mpg): Oeff: 0.855, Deff: 0.937, Net: -0.082
None-None (43 poss - 1 mpg): Oeff: 1.250, Deff: 1.122, Net: 0.128
Reuter-None (34 poss - 1 mpg): Oeff: 1.314, Deff: 1.364, Net: -0.049
Salt-Reuter (8 poss - 0 mpg): Oeff: 1.111, Deff: 0.625, Net: 0.486

a) When Wilkins was not playing, the team usually went small. The breakdown was: Wilkins-big (19 mpg), other-small (10 mpg), Wilkins-small (7 mpg), other-big (4.5 mpg). Yes, we played 17 mpg of small ball in conference+ play last season.
b) The coaches had very little confidence in Salt+Diakite. They were more comfortable putting Salt and Diakite alongside Hall/Shayok (7.5 mpg) than each other (2 mpg).
c) Diakite was mostly a 5 last season used in lieu of Salt, though he was used as a 4 alongside Reuter in 'second-team' duties.

Looking forward, there will be competition between Salt and Diakite for sharing minutes alongside Wilkins. I think Huff's best opportunity for minutes is developing chemistry with either Salt or Diakite. He can provide additional lineup options for the coaches while Wilkins sits besides using Hall/Hunter at the 4. That is 14-16 minutes per game that Huff could really help fill a void in.

What I am saying is that I view Huff as Wilkins back-up, not his companion, and he is competing with Hall/Hunter for who plays alongside Diakite/Salt when Wilkins rests.

[Post edited by Toolie92 at 09/13/2017 3:55PM]

Posted: 09/13/2017 at 3:49PM


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Current Thread:
Post combos from last season -- Toolie92 09/13/2017 3:49PM
  Your conclusion makes a lot of sense -- crossedsabres8 09/14/2017 08:02AM
  A few thoughts -- wahoobill 09/13/2017 7:34PM
  That last sentence is straight basketball porn ** -- Seattle Hoo 09/14/2017 12:17AM
  It's true. Watch those 'bows big man! ** -- EspressHoo 09/14/2017 05:42AM
  This 4 vs 5 distinction with Huff has no meaning -- Seattle Hoo 09/13/2017 8:46PM
  Agreed. People get way too hung up on that. ** -- 007 Hoo 09/13/2017 9:30PM
  Who gets too hung up on that exactly? -- Toolie92 09/13/2017 10:01PM
  Well, that's just factually wrong -- Seattle Hoo 09/13/2017 10:22PM
  Wasn't discussing 'set roles' - theory vs. practice -- Toolie92 09/14/2017 10:29AM
  It's a distinction without a difference ** -- Faz d. Hoo 09/14/2017 06:27AM
  Wilkins will not be a 30 mpg guy this year. ** -- BEASTHOO 09/13/2017 8:27PM
  He got 26 mpg last year -- BEASTHOO 09/14/2017 07:46AM
  Cuse adjusted at halftime -- Seattle Hoo 09/14/2017 12:14AM
  Huff is sort of a taller Evan Nolte in my mind -- Quaker 09/13/2017 8:16PM
  It could make sense functionally in the offense -- Seattle Hoo 09/13/2017 8:40PM
  And yet, he could hit 10 in a row in warmup. -- bookhoo 09/14/2017 07:37AM
  But he had his Moment -- Seattle Hoo 09/14/2017 12:15AM
  He had more than one, too bad there weren't more. ** -- SW_CTHoo 09/14/2017 12:49AM
  Yes, but not in the hole, as a wing -- Toolie92 09/13/2017 7:00PM
  No one competes with Wilkins for time -- Toolie92 09/13/2017 6:43PM
  Wilkins + anyone has good efficiency -- Toolie92 09/13/2017 8:40PM
  I really want to see Devon freed from post duties -- Seattle Hoo 09/13/2017 8:54PM
  I doubt he starts over Salt -- crossedsabres8 09/14/2017 08:11AM
  I think you may be right -- davemcsr 09/13/2017 7:45PM
  Despite his height, Huff isn't a natural 5... -- sasha 09/13/2017 6:04PM
  Interesting stuff! ** -- 73CAV 09/13/2017 3:53PM

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