The data was posted in NBA.com by Josh Schuhmann: Kevin Love (2nd), Corey Brewer (8th) and Ricky Rubio (10th) are between the top10 players in the NBA in the Biggest on-off-court differential, OffRtg category.
That benching Kevin Love affected so much our offense is not a revelation, but Corey and Ricky, with their poor shooting, are a nice surprise. I have for granted that their best contribution consisted in act as the main pieces in our struggling defense.
How can we analyze this?
Well, there is two different readings:
1) There is an stat out there thaqt shows the real impact of Ricky's handling of tempo and Corey's pace to the game, or...
2) Our bench sucks much more that we are eager to accept, and, man, we ALL have shouted it plenty of times in the game threads.
IMHO, is a mix of both. People tend to overlook some unique capabilities that Ricky and Corey possess and that are very hard to express by stats.
It's very hard to find another PG in the NBA capable of forcing Ricky to relay the reins of a game. Maybe the calm Paul and the sparkly Westbrook. And, how can we mesure the impacto on OffReb and spacing in a team which has to tie short the man who scores the most point in fastbreaks in the league?
It can't be only the bench, because then Martin is a better candidate to fill one of those spots in the Top10, but with three players of a 12-12 team in a Top10 about that, its suckyness has to be a factor. Or THE factor, maybe...