Exum was -9 in his 10 minutes. Remove that block of minutes and it is just a 1 point game with a quarter to play. ;-)
Delly might have gone just 1/7 with 5 turnovers, but he ran the team much better than anyone else can. That is the way Delly plays. He had a +/- of -2 in this game. Considering his own contribution in shooting clip and turnovers, that is remarkable. Delly finds other ways to contribute. Delly is actually a top 100 +/- adjusted player in the NBA, and 2nd for the Cavs, despite not filling up the boxscore. Delly doesn't get criticised for going 1/7 because he does so much more for the team.
My criticism of Exum is really a criticism of the coaching. How did Goulding become a DNP? Broekhoff at least got 17 minutes, but he was an actual threat out there. Meanwhile, Exum really provides so little. He seems lost setting up offense. He is not being used in a pressing lineup. His perimeter shot is an inefficient offensive option, even when wide open. He is not using his speed to penetrate or kick out to shooters (what shooters, you say? Exactly, Broekhoff with 17 minutes and Goulding a DNP-CD).
Andersen playing the 4 spot at this stage of his career? There is a reason Andersen was being used predominantly at the 5 spot in London. Now Baynes is our major contributor at that position, Andersen needs to just get less court time. Motum showing much more value at the 4 spot. I think Andersen can contribute, but don't expect him to be able to defend mobile 4s, nor provide rim protection.
I thought Lemanis would be a good choice as head coach. We all thought he was keeping some cards close to his chest, waiting for the tournament. The changes so far from the friendly matches seems regressive.
Slovenia were white hot at stages, while the Boomers had so many deficiencies exposed, so to lose by just 10 is actually very surprising.