Barnstable wrote:A philosophy of rushing back on defense would solve a lot of these transition points. If the coaches just taught the correct hustle mentality back on defense after a shot in practice, opponent scoring would go way down.
Vasashi17 wrote:You need players that pride themselves on that end, but the same can also be said about a coach.
This has system written all over it. First of all, if the trade off was worth it, then you can somewhat live with it, but our offense is just as bad. The only reason, we score in triple digits is cause of the pace we play leading to more possessions....but most of them are wasted possessions. So having a bad defensive concept is bearable if our offensive concept was working....but that just isn't the case here... we are at the bottom in both offensive and defensive efficiency (rating 23rd and 27th respectively).
In fact, our offense is so bad, that it is THE problem in how bad we are defensively. Increasing the pace, not only gives us more possessions, but it gives our opponents more possessions. Now if the other team is more efficient with their possessions than we are....ball game. Add to that that we are below average in taking care of the ball, rated 20th in turnover rate. And then to add insult to injury, teams are destroying us in the paint and that's hardly on our frontline...its due to opposing runouts on bad shots/turnovers on the offensive end.
I'm confident in saying that our offense is what causes our woeful defense.
Its like Dr. Buss is guarding the Celtic rim this second half. Nothings dropping
trodgers wrote:Nice breakdown. PER isn't the be all, end all of defensive stats, but it's not bad. I imagine nearly everyone will find that the eyeball test isn't too far off much of that data.
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