Bucks Diary

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Quantum of Suckiness: Milwaukee Bucks TWC Boxscore vs. Pistons

I put together a Total Win Contribution boxscore for the Bucks loss in Detroit last night after I got home from seeing the new James Bond, 007, movie. Very good movie, although others I was with seemed less than impressed. Not me. That dude is my kind of Bond... kickin ass everywhere. Lets put it this way -- he was drinking beer in this movie, not sipping martinis. So thumbs up from me.

Click here for the TWC Boxscore: Bucks at Detroit Pistons

My review for the Bucks, on the other hand, is a big thumbs down. Red numbers all over the place on the TWC Boxscore. In fact, the only players to post positive games were, strangely enough, Dan Gadzuric and Tyronn Lue. Gadzuric had a monster night, and let's hope he keeps it up. Lue was okay in 15 minutes of action. Other than that, RJ fought to a standstill, and the rest of the team just didn't have it.

I guess if you want to pin specific blame, by my calculations the 3 guiltiest parties were Charlie Bell, Luke Ridnour, and Charlie Villanueva... in descending order.

But really, the majority of Bucks had poor games, and as a team they didn't play defense as they have been playing defense. They must do better.


At November 29, 2008 at 9:58 AM, Anonymous paulpressey25 said...

The question I'd like to see you tackle statistically is whether average/scrub players play better when surrounded by superstars or all-star players.

What I'm trying to figure out is would guys like CV, Charlie Bell, Ridnour, etc be "better players" if you put them on say the Cavs or Boston. Do the star players open up so many opportunities that these guys would be valuable on a team like that. The inference being that we hang onto them until we get a star player or two.

Or is a player who he is, without much impact as to the guys around him. i.e. we should just try to move out guys like Bell, CV, etc because they just aren't any good.


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