agentofatlas wrote:KP looks so much better when he's diving to the basket. Helps that he's the lone big playing the 5 as well.
I think this is the right usage on KP. KP is truefully unicorn catching ball in traffic. While teams are preoccupied with Luka, KP get a clear mismatches with guards in paint a lot of time. I think KP should hit 60-70% from 2P with some occassional opened 3s. And saves tons of energy for blocking shots and rebounding on the other end. Dictate the mismatches. There're not much Gobert and Capela in this league right now. Back-to-basket or one-on-one against quicker guard are just not a good efficient way for KP to score.
SAS is bad in paint defense. Demoralize them and go home early. The first two times matching up, the Mavs is not playing up to standard. Not chance the score is even closed by closing minutes.