[This was in the FanPosts, but I was thinking of a similar idea for a post today and figured just promote this one as a new story. It also means I don't have to directly say anything nice about Kirk Hinrich. His '1 three per game' streak may soon reach Rondo-ian proportions!
One other note I'd like to make is that though we figured when Belli was announced as the starter that Jimmy Butler would still get a majority of the minutes, but instead he's down to 16mpg in the last three contests -yfbb]
Seeing as to how Deng and Noah are part of both the starters and bench, and if Boozer is on the floor chances are we're playing a bunch of scrubs, I decided to look up the on/off court numbers for Hinrich and Belli.
As many suspected, he does play a lot better with Kurt, scoring 18.6 points per 36 minutes, and shooting 52% in the 12 games they played together. Remember, this includes his shitty start to the season. With Kurt on the bench, his FG% drops to 35%, and his 3PT% goes from 44% to 37% (also notice the significant drops in FG, 3PT and FT attempts).
Kurt also appears to play marginally better with Beli, including a scoring hot 41% FG% (by Kurt standards) and an unsustainable 56% from deep.
Maybe we were just hiding Belli on the bench till we re-sign him ;) I guess I'll have to wait and see how he does against the Clippers before coming to any conclusions, but I wouldn't be surprised if he has another solid outing.