Top 10 Most Used Lineups
It is somewhat frightening to me the that 5 of the top ten most used lineups are negative +/- lineups. The Storm were a +46 overall and +11.01 per 40 minutes across those ten lineups. These ten lineups account for just under 50% of the minutes played by the Storm for the season.
The Storm deployed 140 different on floor combinations over the course of the 2005 season. Only 57 of those lineups saw at least 5 minutes of floor time. The Storm as a team had a +91 overall for the the season, and a +2.69 points per 40 minutes.Stevenson, Battle, Zara, Batkovic, Castro, Thompson and Jackson were the seven Storm players who had negative individual +/- statistics for the season. Only Stevenson, Battle and Zara offered up negative on-court +/- numbers, the rest of the players with negative ratings were impacted by the stronger numbers offered up by their team while they sat on the bench.
Tomorrow I will take a look at the ten most effective lineups for the 2005 season.