Originally Posted by bdreason
I'm not sure a twin-tower lineup would even work in the modern game with so many teams playing small ball and stretching the court. Spurs had to essentially bench Splitter when the Heat went small, because the rules just make it too difficult to efficiently defend penetration anymore.
No. They benched Splitter because he had problems protecting the ball in the paint. He kept getting his shot blocked, and at times got the ball stolen from him, and the reason why Pelicans traded for Jrue was because management probably felt that Vasquez had one of them type seasons where " my stats were only good because everybody else in the Hornet's back court sucked".