RightToCensor wrote:He was the best defender we had for KD and he's a freaking dog for loose balls. You're not replacing him easily.
I don't get us finding a backup PG when we've ran a perfectly fine three guard lineup. We could use an insurance policy, but there's very few of these type of PGs that could play in a series against Golden State.
I saw a good article that pointed out that one of the reasons we had so many offensive troubles was Ariza. Not because he’s bad in our system, but because Golden State took us out of it.
One reason they paid so much for Iguodala is because he can do what Ariza does AND provide a driving/shooting off the dribble threat, however relatively inefficient. When Ariza tries doing EITHER of those things, as we saw years ago when he played with us at age 24, he’s completely ineffective.
So they kept him from being able to spot up shoot, but tried to force him to have to drive or move and shoot.
The modern NBA defense (finally?) caught on to the fact that you’ll do better if you MERCILESSLY attack the other team’s weakest links on the floor.