I feel like Poole is playing… chastened. He’s not tremendously efficient, but there aren’t as many bad shots, and a lot of them are late-clock efforts where someone needs to get the ball off and it may as well be him. He seemed to deliberately retreat on occasion from drives that went nowhere rather than try to hero his way into a turnover or a brick.
It’s obviously huge to see Castleton emerge. It seems Livers has been freed not having to play the 5 anymore; when was the last time he saw serious time there? I’m intrigued by the possibility of Livers having minutes available elsewhere now, which could allow Beilein to experiment with Livers at the 3 and Matthews at the 2, filling the hole in backup minutes there.