coolhandluke121 wrote:greekbuck34 wrote:
Giannis is forcing the issue on double teams or gets the ball behind the 3p line in front of a wall of defenders because Bud can't figure a way out of this for two straight seasons. Standing still and watching Giannis against the whole Miamis/Toronto's defense with inconsistent shooters and spacing will never work.
But it works fine when Giannis isn't even playing. If they can execute offense without Giannis playing, why can't they execute it with him playing? Why are the other guys able to execute in this series when Giannis sits? Why couldn't they do that when Giannis is playing? The real answer is that Giannis has been hogging the ball in situations where he has no business having the ball at all. They'd literally be better off with him parking in the corner and drawing a defender than doing what he did in halfcourt possessions in game 3. You're completely delusional if you can't see that.
The main reason Bud is to blame is for not telling Giannis to knock it the **** off.
Because when Giannis sits, Bam and Butler usually sit too along with other Heat starters and the game becomes "somehow" easier.
All of the sudden Lopez is not missing the rebounds from Bam. Butler and Dragic are not bailing them out against great defense and they are not as focused when the MVP sits down.
Tonight they looked checked out after Giannis injury and when they picked it up in the 4th they couldn't make the shots that killed us in the previous 3 games. Dragic, Butler and Crowder missed so many 3s in the 4th and OT.
You are completely delusional if you thing the best way of using the most dominant player inside the paint is parking him at the corner.
Khris had 0 points in the 4th and made some insane shots in the OT with a hand on his face. If you think this is an elite and consistent offense against an elite defense then good luck to you.
As I said before Giannis is forcing the issue because he is literraly being forced to do so by the whole Miami's defense and not because he want's to play hero ball. When he is not forcing the issue he just runs around setting screens for 40y old Korver, Khris and a few others inconsistent shooters. And that's it.
We run nothing else for him other than giving him the ball behind the 3p line. We run nothing for our best player so we just give him the ball with all the eyes on him and a wall of defenders and ask him to score while everybody else stand still watching him. This is happening for two straight seasons.
Some alternatives would be.
1) Get him the ball at the post with competent shooters to space the floor for him, or move and cut aggressively to the basket when the double team persists because all their eyes are on him ready to swarm him when he attempts to go at the rim. It's also requiring some basic passing skills to give him the ball without a turnover on half of our tries.
2) Run PNRs with him. It requires an elite point guard who can shoot pullup open 3s(Like Dragic,Lowry, Van Vleet, Kemba, Smart), has decent vision and passing skills for low and high passes(Like Dragic,Lowry, Van Vleet, Kemba, Smart) and can handle the ball well in pressure(Like Dragic,Lowry, Van Vleet, Kemba, Smart). Not possible. Khris can shoot but lacks the rest. Bledsoe is mediocre at everything. Hill can't do it for more than 3-4 times per game.
3) Giannis becomes an elite shooter and automatically the GOAT so he can solo whole teams alone without any help from coaches or players.
4) Some other way only an elite coach could think up about how to use a monster like Giannis in a an efficient way.