Oldenburg Better Go Big

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So, when crunching the numbers for Oldenburg’s rather unstable, but still successful season, I found two rather interesting arguments pointing at Oldenburg doing quite well when going for big lineups.

First one goes for Robin Smeulders: He plays a lot of Center this season, mostly due to Adam Chubb’s injury. Oldenburg, as a team, though does better both offensively and defensively with Smeulders at Power Forward. Shooting and rebounding numbers tell that Smeulders himself performs (slightly) better, too,  when playing at the 4.


Oldenburg doing better with Smeulders at PF (all numbers per Feb. 28, 2014)

Then there’s Konrad Wysocki. When Machowski plays him at Power Forward, Oldenburg outscore their opponents by 2.1 points per 40 minutes (which is the regular length of a game), but by 22.3 points per 40 when he plays at Small Forward in big lineups.


Same goes for Wysocki: Oldenburg better when playing him at Small Forward (all numbers per Mar. 2, 2014)

(OffRtg/DefRtg in points per 100 possessions, all numbers are generated from the official Beko BBL play-by-plays.)

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