last stand wrote: revgen wrote: last stand wrote:
1) Wrong. We are ranked #15 in 3pt shooting this season. We were ranked #25 last season. That's a considerable improvement.
2) I don't see a lack of effort from Howard this season or Bynum last season. It's their teammates who aren't making the effort to help them when they leave to help with the exception of Earl Clark this season.
We also have risen 4 spots in pace up 4 points from 93 to 97. Something not condusive to Kobe or Dwight's strengths
Kobe is currently the 2nd leading scorer in the NBA. So I can't see how it's hurting him.
D12 is a stallion who isn't comfortable posting up in a crowded lane. Playing in a run 'n gun environment should benefit him offensively.
Kobe's efficiency has been progressively getting worse. By late season he'll be rarely pushing 45%
D12 isn't amare at the end of the day. Defenders will always sink on the pick an roll preventing the interior pass because Dwight can't shoot jumpers.
Therefore Nash being Nash will look to Kobe or artest. This has been happening quite frequently. At the end of the day Dwight is a slower pace player. That's where he's at his most comfortable. It allows him to conserve energy for defense and rebounding
Also Dwight early in the season was scoring well out of the Princeton and that was in a worse health state. Should have just stuck with the 4 out 1 in we ran last season
1) Even if your psychic prediction comes true, Kobe's career average is 45G%, so your argument that this offense is hurting him still won't stick.
2) That shouldn't hurt him if he's running the floor.
3) I don't see how this problem with D12 not being able to role to the lane on a P&R is going to change by playing at a slower pace. If anything, the best way to exploit the defense on a P&R and avoid the scenerio you pointed out is to attack when the defense is scrambled. Running the floor will do that.
4) He was scoring well, and we were turning the ball over like crazy.