Like we covered in previous lessons, players are often held out for various small injuries or rest during the grueling NBA season. Not only are absences from lineups highly common/frequent in the NBA, but a lot of the time, the news of a player sitting out doesn’t happen until just before the first tip of the slate (or after, for the later games). This makes lineup flexibility and the ability to late-swap increasingly important.
Take the example of usage deltas we discussed earlier. A good chunk of the field will stop their analysis of “on and . . .