The ‘Stop Doing That’ NBA All-Stars

February 9th, 2016 by Grant Hughes Leave a reply »

Though populated by many of the world's best and most versatile athletes, the NBA is still mostly a league of specialists.

Optimizing an offense depends on slotting uniquely skilled players into roles that emphasize their strengths and minimize their weaknesses. Things can go awry when guys drift out of their lanes, though it's not always the fault of the player when inefficiency crops up. Flawed systems, weak support and poor coaching all contribute as well.

Using's play-type data from Synergy Sports, it's pretty easy to see who's drifted a bit too far.

These are the players who'd be so much better if they'd only stop doing that one little thing.


Andre Drummond Post-Up Offense

It sure looks good when it works, doesn't it?

Andre Drummond ranks third in the NBA with 291 post-up possessions, a total comprising 28.7 percent of his offensive touches.

Despite that volume, he's one of the least efficient post-up options in the game, shooting 40.5 percent from the field and averaging 0.73 points on such plays. That's good for 37th among ...

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