Doc Rivers today had the following to say in the Boston Globe about the Ryan Hollins and Greg Stiemsma tandem.
"As this series goes on it's starting to look for us like Leon and Baby. You play one, the other one gets mad, you play the other one. And they push each other. That's what Ryan and Greg are doing for each other, and that's a good thing."
Personally I prefer Stiemsma on the court over Hollins. Hollins in the playoffs so far has played 121 minutes, and has totals of 20 points, 18 rebounds, 6 blocks, 3 assists, and 0 steals. Stiemsma who has played only 97 minutes, has totals of 16 points, 29 rebounds, 11 blocks, 4 assists, and 3 steals. Statistically speaking, per 36 minutes Stiemsma is essentially twice the player Hollins is.
My eyes tell me the same thing. Hollins is athletic, but almost always is on the wrong side of a box out. I know KG likes him, and obviously by the minutes breakdown, Doc does too, but I just don't see it. What about you? Al...