- Oct 24, 2002
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I had read somewhere that Boston's TPE is not quite enough to absorb Drummond's contract, but I cannot confirm that. Does anyone here know?
I haven't researched the accuracy of this but I've read that the drop in minutes coincided with better team results. But that could be parttly about style of play rather than just a decline on LMA's part.
Simply, San Antonio has been better with the younger Jakob Poeltl in the middle. According to NBA Advanced Stats, the Spurs have outscored opponents by 7.1 points per 100 possessions with Poeltl on the court as compared to a minus-5.6 net rating with Aldridge, who has played exclusively at center this season. Granting that's partially a function of the strong San Antonio second unit, lineups featuring Poeltl with the team's other starters have performed much better than similar lineups with Aldridge.
Ive read the same, ESPN I believe. Its style of play with the younger players playing at a quicker pace.