NBA Lineups: Steady vs. Uneven Rotations

The Philadelphia 76ers were the worst team in the NBA this season.  Brett Brown started a dozen different players throughout the year.  Including Evan Turner and Spencer Hawes, four Philly players averaged at least 30 minutes/night.  Three sixers played over 2,200 total minutes.  Philadelphia had a relatively steady lineup in 2014.

The San Antonio Spurs were the best team in the NBA this season.  Gregg Popovich started seventeen different players.  No Spur averaged 30 minutes/night (Tony Parker, Tim Duncan, Kawhi Leonard played 29 minutes each).  Not one Spur played 2,200 total minutes.  San Antonio played a very uneven lineup in 2014.

Pop and the Spurs are shattering the preconceived notion of great teams needing to find solid lineups in order to win in the NBA.

 

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