2018-19 lineup analysis

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Crow
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Re: 2018-19 lineup analysis

Post by Crow » Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:28 pm

The worst performing playoff lineups used over 10 minutes so far belong to Pistons, Nets, Magic, Thunder and Spurs. They range in performance from very horrible to insanely horrible... in short minutes.

The biggest minute lineups are pushing 18 minutes per game. Helping prove that there is a rationale for lineup concentration that coaches generally don't bother with in regular season. Raptors have the best one so far amongst the biggest minutes, then Sixers and Thunder bench with George.

2/3rds of the lineups used 10 plus minutes are non-negative. (Only 1 is exactly neutral. I included it this time to get the simpler to say full 2/3rds.)

Dink lineup performance is worse right now at 28% of them positive compared to 30% in regular season.

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Re: 2018-19 lineup analysis

Post by Crow » Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:17 pm

Blazers, Sixers and Nets are the first teams to use 40 plus different playoff lineups. The average is about 30 but not everyone has played 2 games yet.

Nuggets and Thunder are only teams to have 3 lineup selections used over 5 minutes that are negative so far.

About 60% of the lineups over 5 minutes that have a 3pta advantage were positive. About 85% of these lineups with a FTA advantage are positive. Slightly more than 85% with a 3pt fg% advantage won their time.



For playoffs in general (all lineups), shooting percentages are down from field. FTAs and FT% are up modestly. Scoring is down by an average of 5.5pts. Assists down 2. Pace down by a bit less than 1 possession / gm. DR% up 1 percentage point.

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