Miami = Moneyball?
Just watched moneyball and it got me thinking...
Why do teams seem to go for the same type of 'role' player guys to fill out a team when they get a superstar?
I know the salary cap makes it hard to fill a team with better than average players, but as in the case with Miami, surrounding a superstar with either long range spot up shooters or key position defenders just results in an absurd work load for the superstar to create for a team unable to generate its own offence?
Why not take a moneyball approach and fill your team with low coast players who can create shots for themselves, guys that may have been overlooked in the past but may have specific offensive talents like getting to the foul line?
A team with Lebron is always going to be OK defensively, but imagine trying to stop a team like that from scoring?
Those who know me know i have always preached the virtues of D and that this is a big departure from that, but with Lebron seemingly jumping the cavs to end up in a similar situation in Miami, are NBA teams getting it wrong with the age old superstar + shooter / defender role players model?