Wall and nene are just as much to blame as grunfeld and Leonsis and Whitman. Nene is leader of post players and wall is leader of the backcourt. Wall and nene should be heavily involve in designing new plays daily for the fourth quarter chess match each night that is tailored to the opponent. We brought Nene here for his basketball IQ but so far we have seen very low designed basketball plays for our post players. Is Leonsis ensuring that Nene is actively participating in teh design of post plays for bigs each Leonsis must design a system that encourages Nene ay. Have we set up a system to evaluate Nene installed plays or are we letting Nene sit on bench and twiddle his thumbs while he earns a paycheck. nene is hee for his basketball to ue his years of basketball iq to design plays so that he becomes a mental post asset. The same standards must be applied to wall but at even higher level. this organization can no longer afford to put all play daily play designing on coaches because coaches come and go.
You best believe that Chris Paul had revamped his team's entire offense. That's teh job of a franchise point guard. It what he does off the court to prepare his team mentally to respond --in game time to oppsoing defensive adjustments. Right now this organization has yet to force Wall and Nene to take responsibilty for daily play design and in game adjustments.
this is what separates a chris paul, a deron williams, a mike conley, john stockton, jason kidd--from shooting guards who pretend to be point guards. It the mental play designing time and leadership you spend off the court. I think Wall definitely has the personality and drive, but he is stuck in a wizard's culture that lacks longterm vision of molding a great point guard with off the chart intangibles. Wall has outstanding off the wall intangibles but we coaches that force wall to design plays and instead we bring in system coaches that transform wall into a robot with no responsibility for play designing against opposing defenses.
in order for the wizards to ever become elite, wall has to be transformed into a play designer with leadership skills that allow him to instructs in quick over time the plays that he designs. He won't be able to react to defenses quickly unless he is forced to design plays that respond to defensive adjustments. Right now wall is a shooting guard and is not worth a max contract if we are currently not forcing him to become a play designer in between games based on defenses. the elite point guards in this league have always been great play designers against the most complex of defenses. This entails orchestrated the other four players on the court to work in a rhythmic fashion doing multiple movements at the exact same time to create an easy shot on offense based on teh defense. Its all orchestrated by the point guard and if point guard isn't heavily involved in designing plays he doesn't get an opportunity to experience the pleasure when his specialty designed plays actually work. A point guard knows the physical limitations of his players and designs plays that maximize their strengths better than a coach who isn't physical out the court using his body. Coach may be using his mental skills but he is always detached from feeling the actual bumps, knowing how much stress you knee takes on a particular cut, or how hard you fall after a collision. Point guards are much more intuned with teh physical nature of each game and should be just as much involved in play designing taking these factors into account for their team mates. this is what makes chris paul great.
Sam cassell was and always will be a shooting guard, whitman will always be what he was in his nba games, and enforcers with no offensive basketball skills. Whitman will never be able to teach Booker the mechanics needed to do a reverse layup. Whitman will never install a player that calls for Booker or vesely to execute a reverse layup as the end result of a play. this is why Livingston Wall foundation is critical.
iq longterm and Fourth quarter success should be pinned on foundational players and be results and IQ fourth quarter driven even if they aren't on the court. Fourth quarter paddy execution and how effective were the ten consecutive fourth quarter tailored plays that wall spent all night designing for the particular defense and how well did wall teach these plays in short amount of time. A point guard is not only a player but a coach and leader off the court.. Only Leonsis can ensure that this happens. Wall has to ne treated like a foundational player off the court. Leonsis has to force a culture change here in Washington
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