Originally Posted by Uwe Blab
It's very simple actually. Splitter can only do things when someone sets him up on a pick and roll or when he posts up under the basket. The Thunder's length, as we saw the last time, is too much for him. Particularly because he can't jump. Rasho, while not as physical, had some post up moves, but more importantly his jumper was pretty consistent. If Splitter had a jumper, he wouldn't be so easily shut down. I'm not sure how that's hard to understand.
Clearly you only care about the offensive end. I'll admit that Rasho would be able to shoot the wide open jumper better than Splitter can. Then again if we're relying on Rasho/Tiago to win us the game on offense, God help us.
That said, when it comes to defense, playing Rasho against the Thunder would be worse than playing 4v5.