KidA24 wrote:If either one of them (Jennings or Monta) could actually run the pick and roll even mildly effectively, imagine how much better they'd be.
In their defense, to run an effective pick and roll, you need an offensive-minded big man who can shoot a mid-range jumper in the flow, or roll to the basket with purpose. Right now we do not have that at all (please don't even mention Ersan in this role, just don't do it).
In a similar vein, perhaps the BJ/ME shot selection would improve noticeably if there was a post threat to whom they could feed, draw a double then kick back out. We absolutely do NOT have that, so BJ/ME are often forced to create offense under pressure, which leads to suboptimal shot selection.
If we could develop either a post threat (best), or a pick and roll threat (good), we could take this team to the next level. We simply don't have those, and thus aren't there yet.
However, we are 12-9 and on a four game win streak. We rank well in some important but underrated team stats like Assist/TO ratio (4th), net TO's (2nd), steals (5th), blocks (1st). Let's count our blessings. Maybe tonight LRMAM can contain Griffin, and we can find some kind of an inside game, and we can manufacture a win. That would be a huge boost, not only in the standings, but in our own confidence. Go Bucks.