Antinomy wrote:Why does this dude just lock himself in a room & watch Dirk tape?
Every time I watch him play, I wonder why he’s trying to put the ball on the floor & do crossover moves.
Dirk wrote:I echo the 'watch Dirk tape' reference. Really really needs to be more patient with his offense, as opposed to thinking he has to make a quick move or beat people off the dribble --- it's fun to watch when it works and blows your mind, but not efficient.
The old Mavs offense was built on feeding Dirk the ball in the mid-post. These were essentially isolation plays, and resulted in a lot of mid-range shots. Exactly the two things the Mavs are now trying to avoid. What was good in 2009 is not good in 2019.
The new offense is built around Luka. It puts all 5 players on the perimeter to maximize spacing and ball movement, creating open lanes to the rim. The system puts KP at the top of the arc. From that spot, KP has no choice but to shoot 3's or take those long drives towards the rim.
It's true KP would look so much better if the Mavs posted him up, like they did with Dirk. But that would come at the detriment of the other 4 players on the court, especially Luka. Spacing becomes constricted, pace slows down, ball movement suffers, more isos, more mid-range jumpers.