Originally posted by DaDDieO:
An Uptempo, high-octane offense with old legs and an ailing back, huh? This is gonna be interesting.
Grant Hill & Jerry West both made the same point recently regarding this. They said that an uptempo style is a lot easier on older players because they're not banging up against the opposition in a half court set as much. Their argument was that from an injury perspective, this is easier on old guys.
The problem is that normally old guys CAN'T run with the younguns. Nash is an exception to that rule & Howard is the best floor running big in the league (and he's fairly young). I think Kobe would be effective if running from the SF position. Artest = no way....Pau = less than ideal, unless Howard's on the bench and he's playing center.
It's definitely gonna be interesting.