Is This Mixed Up or What?
Here are some interesting stats taken off the Pacer web site for this season to date on Posey, McRoberts, and Hansbrough.
Total game minutes to date:
Posey 684 McRoberts 678 Hansbrough 465
Games Played In:
Posey 37 McRoberts 32 Hansbrough 30
Minutes Per Game:
McRoberts 21.2 Posey 18.5 Hansbrough 15.5
Rebounds Per Game:
McRoberts 5.3 Hansbrough 4 Posey 3.3
McRoberts .481 Hansbrough .453 Posey .357
Points Per Game:
Hansbrough 6.5 McRoberts 6.3 Posey 5.5
Total Points For the Season:
Posey 203 McRoberts 202 Hansbrough 196
Questions that come to my mind looking at the stats is why is Posey getting all of these minutes and especially finishing out almost every game. Is he a better shooter? Is he a better scorer (he has scored 7 more points than Hansbrough but in 219 more minutes of playing time)? Does he rebound better? Is he that much better than both Tyler and Josh? What does he do that I do not see that allows him to get all of this extra time on the floor over Tyler in the second half almost every game? And, I might add, as you well know, we have been winning all these games in the second half.
Why finish up the game against Portland without your starting 5 on the floor? The starters took care of business both the first quarter and the third quarter but about half way through the third Jim starts subbing again and from there on out forget a starting 5. Why not get Roy and Tyler both in the game at the same time and for the rest of the game when things are going well with you when you had them in together at the start of the game and during the start of the second half? Another name for "small ball" seems to me to be "losing ball." I guess there is such a thing as matching up but it seems like we are always matching up against the other team rather than them matching up against us.