check the game splits.
If you spend the time to read Hollinger, go check out the Wins Produced Faq on the website to see how he tries to derive his ratings.
His statistics give some general facts:
1. Knicks defense is one of the worst in the league. If we give more weight to offensive boards, etc. We may deny the opponent points. But they still win! that's bad efficiency.
2. Our top 6 players don't include Amare or Carmelo. On Lin's worst time slices, Lin still makes the starter lineup. Landry, Tyson, JR, Jared, Jeffries all make the starting lineup if we count their contributive efficiency.
3. Ever since the Melo and Amare came back, Lin's efficiency has GONE way down.
Here's what I think.
If we have to play a starting lineup, let's try to include as much of the high efficiency players as possible.
Tyson, Amare, Lin, Landry, JJ This lineup was actually used in the Cavs game. it actually produced better than the Normal Amare Melo lineup.
The fallacy of this method is that the sample size is small. But the preliminary evidence shows that the lineup that Lin started with is STILL the most efficient in getting wins. If YOU REALLY need to start the HIghly paid superstars, then don't put them together. Either put melo or Amare in. The team can't handle 26% drop in team efficiency.