Thumb-down 35 special … for the Raptors
According to the Raptors head coach …
Triano ready to go from surreal to real
“Thumb-down 35 special,” says Triano, spilling into blackboard talk for Turkoglu’s bread-and-butter play in Orlando. “Give him the ball with a high screen and roll (with Chris Bosh), and three shooters … we can put (Andrea) Bargnani where Rashard Lewis was, we can put Jose (Calderon) in one of the corners and put another shooter, (Jarrett) Jack, in the other corner. A pretty darned good play.”
this should be an effective set play for Toronto this season, given their player personnel, compared with Orlando’s squad last year.
Is this really the case, however?
… when you match-up these specific sets of players against one another.
[the relevant shooting percentages from last season, in the positions on the floor dictated by the design of this set play]
Jose Calderon, from the Deep Corners = 11-26/42.3%
Jameer Nelson, from the Deep Corners = 25-47/53.3%
Jarrett Jack, from the Deep Corners = 27-77/35.1%
Courtney Lee, from the Deep Corners = 43-98/43.8%
Andrea Bargnani, from the High Top R & L of the Key = 69-171/40.4%
Rashard Lewis, from the High Top R & L of the Key = 109-272/40.1%
Chris Bosh, Interior Shots = 289-500/57.8%
Dwight Howard, Interior Shots = 506-817/61.9%
[according to NBA Hotspots]
Those expecting the Raptors to experience “guaranteed succees” this season … along the lines of what the Magic had in 2008-2009 … on the basis of this specific set play, might be in for a surprise.