Joe has been almost unplayable at times in the playoffs last 2 years. His defense has slipped a lot and he wont shoot open shots and kills our offense with those. Bojan creates more for himself on offense, scores more points, spaces the floor better, gets to the FT line more, and his defense is about the same now. Ingles passes better but not enough to make up for the large gap in offense that Bojan gives us.By what metric?
I like Ingles but he just does not seem to care about basketball as much and father time is catching up with him. I think he needs to move to the bench full-time next year or we will struggle. That said I hope we get someone like Favors who he can play the pick and roll with. He was much better with Favors than Gobert.
Link below but Bojan had a better net rating for our team in the regular season. He was 2nd behind Gobert. Bojan also had a better player impact estimate. He was 3rd behind Gobert and Mitchell. We didnt get to see Bojan in the playoffs with this team I doubt he would have regressed as much as Ingles did. Also people are remembering Bojan towards the end of the season when he was playing through his injury that was effecting his game.
I also think you are equating Ingles not starting and Conley coming in. Early in the season Conley was terrible that was the bigger effect on the team than Ingles needing to play with Gobert. We saw later in the season and in the playoffs that was not the case. Ingles does get the most assists to Gobert but its a pretty low number at 1.3 per game. Number 2 on that list is to Bojan at 0.9. But on the flip side Gobert gets most of his assists to Bojan.
Last year Ingles passed the ball the most to Favors, I think that was a much better role for Ingles. He played a lot more with the second unit and excelled there. This year we just didnt have anyone to pass the ball too. This more points to needing better backup bigs than an argument to start Ingles.