Jedzz wrote: Klomp wrote:
Jedzz wrote:I didn't see KAT shooting more 3s than usual this season. But I haven't seen the numbers either, especially with his shortened season we would have to prorate to check.
good work +1
So he can get more 3s in this system. At least for 35 games.
The point is not only to give KAT more 3s, but give him more freedom to control offense, create for others. In other words, we need KAT/DLo combo to be main decision makers. This problem was evident in Thibs era when JB, Teague, AW, even Rose, JC were main decision makers. All of them have below average court vision and passing skills. Now we should not have such problem. If we re-sign Beasley and KAT-Beasley-DLo trio stays healthy it should be enough to create top5 offense. Locking Reid to 1+3 deal was crucial since he looks like an ideal material for backup big in five-out system.
The problem IMO is our ability to defend against different teams/systems. I mean we must be able to defend DEN, UTA, PHI with Jokic, Gobert, Embiid today and LAL, LAC, MIL with LeBron, Kawhi/PG13, Giannis tomorrow.
Partially we should be able to do it by making opponent adjust to us, because I really think that we might build top5 offense around KAT-Beasley-DLo. But we need a pair of quality defenders who can defend and play offense in our system. For instance, I dont see Dieng type of player playing next to KAT, chasing full court a wing or running in fastbreak or launching 3s in transition. However, James Johnson does this.
We should stretch the floor in all directions:
* - towards the rim. Making right cuts, finishing lobs and alleyoops, moving well without the ball.
* - towards the perimeter. Hitting 3s, using corners, making extra passes.
* - using the whole length of the floor in transition. Running hard in fastbreak, taking and making threes above the break, filling lanes.
I still think we have not assembled right roster for such system. But you can see that Rosas tries hard. Even Graham, Bell, Vonleh fit our needs, I wish Graham showed more shooting consistency, Bell showed higher IQ and Vonleh could hit open 3s.
I cant stop thinking that if Culver’s shot was not so broken, he would already made a huge impact as 3&D player. I hope Rosas/MIN can use our assets to make right plays this offseason. It is dark time now, but all FOs in NBA are in the same situation. As for me I have a lot faith in Rosas/Gupta as decision makers.