Darren wrote:Archx wrote:Luka and KP won't have such low FG % over the year, i'm not worried.. If they made all the shots they are suppose to make, Mavs win easily. Keep in mind, one of them is still only 20yo and missed a lot of easy layups and 5 FT's. So, it's all about chemistry and efficiency. They will figure it out.
To put it another way, the Mavs is do-or-die with jumpers. That's why having a player like Steve Nash who can penetrate and score in paint as well is important. The spacing isn't very good. I think coach has to sacrifice defense with shooting for the starting lineup. And the Mavs has to fix the defensive issue and explore a mobile small ball center trade.
Yeah i actually agree with you. Just that Luka is visibily quicker now and also his dribbles got better, so he can and also could get to the rim anytime he wanted. But with that being said, i believe RC just gave them both green light to chuck it up from deep anytime they wanted. I mean KP could have easily post up many times but was just roaming around the perimeter all the time. And same with Luka, could have gone to the basket anytime but he tried to shoot those long step backs. I don't know what exactly their game plan was, but it was really inefficient in the 2nd half.
And it was evident that Delon shouldn't be starting either. Him standing in the corner passing up on open shots or even missing most of them, is going to be a problem. Also i didn't see anything special from him on the defensive end either.
And Jackson for some reason, in 1 day, forgot how to move to an open space and get himself open. So i am really puzzled what RC will do when the season begins.
Boban was extremely clumsy as well, i thought he would provide much more rim protection but he can barely jump lol... Maxi is also far from being a reliable shooter, so he is kinda a hit and miss when it comes to stretching the floor. THJ needs to come off the bench because there is almost no one else to create shots besides Brunson, but i think that JB could actually be better in the starting lineup with Luka rather than having a "Barea role". I hope RC can see these problems and also stops putting 5 small guys on the floor when opposing team is playing 2 centers for example.