zoyathedestroya wrote: Shak_Celts wrote: zoyathedestroya wrote:
Rewatching the game. Only five minutes in, Gordo's teammates have already missed him open three times already on cuts or from beyond the arc. This happens on the regular. And people complain why Hayward doesn't score more or why our offense isn't always humming. Love the aggression of the Jays but their aggression is 90% channeled to score. As they gain experience, hopefully their vision, decision-making, and passing improve.
Hayward was again open on Jaylen's drive. BUT in this case, I would prefer the dunk attempt on Lebron even if it didn't go in.
hay was open but green is on jb's side with his hand waving in that passing lane, that means jb would have had to send the ball high or a bounce pass but LBJ was coming that way, all he would have to do is jump and go for that pass or put his hand or foot out if it was a bounce to hay. hayward didn't really come open until jb was already in flight or at least into that move/mindset. hayward was also drifting back towards the 3pt line when jb went into liftoff, he changed course to go for the possible rb. right passes also have to take into account the guy who is sending it, IMO the pass would have been tougher for jb than the option he chose. I think jb made the right decision but CBS is smarter than me when it comes to bball so I'm probably wrong.
Yep, it would have to be a drop pass midair. Since Jaylen had it measured, he went for the dunk. Or if he continued with his dribble, a wraparound pass, but might have given a chance for Lebron or Green to recover. Not really critiquing this particular play, but ability of the Jays to make reads in general.
Oh yeah, for sure, I agree with you on their decision making. It's why I said we needed to take into account the passer.
I think both are much better at passing/decision making over just last season, even though I don't think their assists numbers have changed much if at all. I think both could average anywhere from 4-6 in a season or 2 though, they likely won't be amazing at it but more consistent at not always thinking they have to score. They already have a few higher assisting games this season, but they just aren't consistently doing it. They are also young guys who want to do what shines in the nba and that's score, very few stars who aren't PGs care about assists. Heck, even PGs don't care these days and they don't get many more than JB and JT, on average they probably only dish out 2-3 more than the Jays (spitballing 2/3 vs 5/6 ish). IIRC KL is just now at 5 per and it's a career mark for him in his 8th season or so. I think the Jays have it in them to be much better at it than they are but really they are right in line with most of their peers. The league leading assist guys are today's SF/PF, guys like LBJ, Luka, Harden (might be considered a 2?).