quote:Originally posted by DoubleD:
Not defending Mark Jackson, but the Blazers would probably prefer to have Barnes take that shot. I don't see any brilliance with that play. A brilliant play would free up Curry or Klay to take the shot. No?
It's a good point that a brilliant coach would have come up with some crazy play to free up a curry
But being a numbers team. I'm sure they looked at the fact that when curry drives and checks out to an avg spot up shooter they would have a 57% chance of making it in. Barnes is actually better than your avg spot shooter raisng those chances to somewhere around the 60ish mark
Compared to curry shooting, an insane mark, 49-50% contested 3 PT shot the numbers still dictate you pass it off to Barnes
It was the same play i told tpe two years back when we were n Miami watching the spurs final where I told him Manu was getting g the ball on the last shot