Hthere are many ways to win and Pablo Laso He has shown to know how to adapt to all of them depending on the injuries or the templates he had. After three more days the Endesa Super Cup, the Real Madrid remains undefeated with a different kind of game than he used to play: at the moment has parked the pantagruélicos attacks to knock down his rivals based on defense and muscle.
Madrid is the team that concedes the fewest points per game in the Endesa League. After three days, just 189, to an average of 63 per encounter. The whites left the Monbus Obradoiro in 68, at Inherit San Pablo Burgos at 63 and at MoraBanc Andorra at 58, already matching his best record of last season, when the Zalgiris stayed at that same figure. In the Laso era, only the Barcelona of Xavi Pascual in the 11-12 season he received fewer points in the first three league games: 186.
The shooting percentages of the rivals are really low, a sign of the problems they find to score against the rocky white defense. In two-point shots they are 37.8% correct; in triples, by 32.4%; and in field shots they have hit 67 out of 188, a poor 35.6%.
The arrival of Guerschon Yabusele, Adam Hanga, Nigel Williams-Goss and the settlement of Vincent Poirier added to what Madrid already had with Walter Tavares, Jeffery Taylor, Alberto Abalde, Rudy Fernández… have endowed the team with a brutal defensive ability. The current squad is undoubtedly the most physical Laso has had since he arrived in 2011.
But that too affects the attack for now. If the defensive records are of record, the offensive ones too, but negative. With the Vitorian coach on the bench, Madrid I had never scored so few points in the first three league games. Add 234, to a mean of 78. In the 15-16 and 16-17 seasons averaged no less than 96.
The mole of the triples
The mole of the madridistas at this start of the season is being the outside shot. It was seen from the semifinal of the Super Cup against Lenovo Tenerife, they reached the break with 0/15. Average 7.3, twelfth in the statistic even with fifteenth, and their 31.0% accuracy is only worsened by three teams.
Those records are likely to improve with the returns of good hands like those of Trey Thompkins, Anthony Randolph and who knows if Jaycee Carroll. They would be more arguments for a Laso who always knows how to take advantage of what he has.
ACB leader with Laso in 62.2% of the days
After the first three days of the Endesa League, Real Madrid rose to the lead. There should be no surprise checking the background throughout the Pablo Laso era. Since the coach came to the bench to start the 2011-12 season, the white team has dominated the classification in 209 days out of a total of 336, a sensational 62.2%. Not to mention some occasions in which he had the same victories as the leader but was surpassed by the ‘basketaverage’. In the 13-14 season he occupied the first place from the beginning to the end of the regular phase and only in the 15-16 season he was not a leader in any of the 34 days.