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A nice play by Donatas Motiejunas

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#1 Red94


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    Posted 24 November 2014 - 01:30 PM

    New post: A nice play by Donatas Motiejunas
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    So this was an interesting play from the other night which immediately jumped out at me.  Motiejunas sets the pick for Beverley out top, rolls, Beverley hits him, then Motiejunas skips it to the corner for Papa, then a re-post, then a basket.  This caught my eye because you rarely see a multi-sequenced play from the Rockets' offense, at least to such a degree.  You'll have the pick&roll with the lob to Howard, or the swing passes around the perimeter.  But that skip pass from the big man and re-post was unique and probably more a product of improvisation than something drawn up - the two European Rockets have shown better chemistry with each other, already, than probably any two current Rockets, Howard and Harden included.


    My first thought here was that if you could get Howard involved in some action like this, it would be game over for the defense, especially because where you see D-Mo re-posting, Dwight Howard sealing from that close in is a difficult proposition for basically any defender in the league.  But I'm not sure Howard is capable of making that skip pass off the dribble, so that thwarts any notions of duplication.


    Initially, one of the Rockets' most glaring issues has been simply getting Dwight the ball, against aggressive defenses.  We saw Nerlens Noel deny him even receipt of the ball.  If the team is committed to posting Dwight, as they seem to be so far, they will have to find creative ways to feed him.

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    Posted 24 November 2014 - 02:51 PM

    Is there any statistical evidence to the synergy between Dmo and Papa? Is any of them performing better when playing with the other?

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    Posted 24 November 2014 - 04:01 PM

    Is there any statistical evidence to the synergy between Dmo and Papa? Is any of them performing better when playing with the other?


    Welcome to the internet.  HERE is your answer.


    Those numbers don't really matter.  It's about how they play together--that is what stands out as unique from the rest of our team.  Ultimately, they are still dependent on 3 other guys (ya know, because of team) that determine their overall effectiveness on both sides of the ball.


    There is no denying that each has a comfort level with one another and each seems to help the other get better looks on offense.  You can crunch all the numbers you want, I'll take 5 guys who play like that all day long.  Perhaps Papanikolaou was the missing link to D-Mo's development--he needed a guy who understands the way he sees and plays the game.

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      Posted 25 November 2014 - 04:33 AM

      If there's a silver lining to DH and TJ injury woes, it's that DMo seems to be benefiting from consistent minutes.

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