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Re: Around the NBA 11 

Post#261 » by Vanderbilt_Grad » Wed Oct 7, 2020 12:24 am

https://www.indycornrows.com/2020/10/6/21501224/how-chris-finch-could-invert-the-pacers-offense-with-continuous-spacing
Think of it this way: In the playoffs, playing five-out after forcing a switch with fixed spacing wasn’t enough to dissuade the Heat from loading up on penetration and communicating their unbelief that the Pacers could win on the back of their center shooting (or record-scratching out of) jump-shots.

Granted, Indiana ran a similar version of the aforementioned twirl play last season under Nate McMillan, but the difference is the role reversal. With Sabonis as the passer and the guards as screeners, Adebayo would have been actively occupied defending the ball 20 feet away from the rim instead of pinching in at the elbows and blocks.

Plus, if Miami had switched on off-ball screens against the Pacers like the Celtics did the year prior, there’s a counter. Here, rather than setting a screen, notice how Jamal Murray subtly fakes a down-screen at the same time as Darrell Arthur slides up the three-point line.

That does two things. For one, it shows how offensive spacing should constantly be alive and adjusting. After all, without a screen, there’s nothing to switch, but by lifting to the wing and creating an empty corner, there also isn’t a readily available help defender.
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Re: Around the NBA 11 

Post#262 » by Diop » Sat Oct 10, 2020 5:49 am

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Post#263 » by MugzZo » Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:53 am

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Post#264 » by MasterIchiro » Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:56 am

Knicks are targeting Ball and Wiseman and they're looking to trade down if one doesn't fall. The article specifically mentions Wiseman's draft stock as "volatile". The only explanation for Ball is that by saying they hope Ball will fall, they're posturing like they won't trade up for him. Instead they will stay put, wait for Wiseman or trade down. After teams above them select there could be "equality" in the picks that follow. Way to devalue pick 8 if you want to move up. Saying it's similarly valued as pick 12 or 16 or 18 or 20 doesn't really compel teams picking high.

This is why if the Knicks want Ball, pick 8 as the first piece really doesn't get you anywhere. Knicks will have to give up their 2021 first to move up imo. The Wolves should demand it. I can't see any team wanting to move up to pick 8 unless Wiseman is there.
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Re: Around the NBA 11 

Post#265 » by yosemiteben » Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:27 am

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Post#266 » by James Gatz » Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:57 am

yosemiteben wrote:
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Saw this earlier and same. Not the best team to inherit but would be stoked if he gets a head coaching gig.
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Post#267 » by Vanderbilt_Grad » Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:41 am

yosemiteben wrote:
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This would be nice for him, but looks like a sure sign of a rebuild coming in Houston.
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