Originally Posted by Jose_TheGenius
that Gary Neal stuff is the norm. dude shouldn't be in the game, let alone handling the ball on a break or at all.
at best he's a situational player.
the results are a bit typical, but you have to talk about the stuff that you saw from the players. one of those things was Splitter's posting up. he couldn't post up skinnier, lankier guys than him. dude starts close to the rim and gets pushed out to the FT line. doesn't matter if Duncan, Manu, TP, Jackson, Diaw are in there, if the guy can't post up against guys he should be able to that's going to cause trouble in the postseason.
Splitter didn't became a very good post-up player in his whole career. That's why it's not a surprise. But he knows pick&roll very well and it's his strongest offensive weapon. And while Parker and Manu out, you can not play pick&roll with Neal.
Parker and Manu doesn't only help to score, they also make some guys better than they actually are.