Originally posted by Ninerjohn:
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
Forgive me if I'm not seeing the benefits of the D'Antoni system. A good offensive system is supposed to give you open looks on a consistent basis. They're not there. It's all ISOs and pick & rolls. Just awful basketball.
SO is it the system or the wrong players in the system. Its clearly obvious that Gasol isnt the right guy. I must admit its pretty amazing how bad this team is playing.
I guess I'm having a hard time identifying the system in the first place. From a technical standpoint, it's almost all pick & roll and ISOs. It's simply not good offense. It's the same play almost every time. I suppose it's partially not having the players for the system, in that Steve Nash is out, but if you're really so over-reliant on one guy (or someone like him), how good is the offense, exactly?
Also...if you can't figure out how to use Pau Gasol...who's still a solid offensive player...you're not as good of an offensive mind as advertised.
By the same token, what can a coach do about 23-43 from the FT line? Even taking Dwight out of the equation, they were 20-31. Lost in that offensive debacle was how good their defense was. Best defensive rotations I've seen vs. the pick & roll that I can remember. I'm completely perplexed by this team.