Thanks for the kind words everyone!
PPP (points per possession) is not a function of time, at least not directly. It’s points per possession, not points per minute so the possessions could be long, the possessions could be short, it doesn’t matter as far as points per possession is concerned. But if our probability of scoring changes the longer a possession goes, then long possessions could reduce our PPP.
You hit on something about our offensive style changing when Toussaint is in the game. Surprisingly, Toussaint has the second highest usage rate on the team after Garza so he absolutely is a focal point for us on offense when he is in the game. Garza is used on 29.9% of the possessions when he is on the floor. For Toussaint, it is 27.8% and the next highest usage player for us is Nunge at 21.2%. Wieskamp, Fredrick and Connor are 18.9%, 16.9% and 14.3%, respectively. Cook, last season, was only 26.3%.
Toussaint does “point guard stuff” exactly as you said. I actually think we need him to do that because, with the exception of Garza in the post, I don’t really see anyone with the ability to consistently beat their defender one on one. This is especially true for our bench lineups, IMO. We can get baskets with our motion and set plays but, especially against good defenses that are familiar with us, I feel like we’re going to need one of our guys to just whip one of their guys in order for us to meet our offensive projections this seasons (i.e. top 10-20). Hopefully Toussaint can do that for us, either this season or down the road.