You ask what Jackson would have done? well I could GUARANTEE you he would have actually featured our best overall big in the post more and his name is not Howard.... it would have been GASOL!!!!!!!!!!!!! the only big that this team has that actually has the tool sets to feature a post game around meaning he can score out of the post and the big one...he can PASS out of the post. My guess is MWP wouldn't be up there almost leading the team in shot attempts per game either. His offense would have a better chance of controlling floor balance when shots go up which also helps mask an already weak transition defense.....
This team in order to have a chance has to do 3 things:
- control pace by running the offense threw the post
- RESPONSIBLE floor balance when shots go up forcing a half court game
- play solid half court defense and force the ball to be scored from the perimeter essentially controlling the
I'm sorry, I don't see it that way..... Pau's crap play was present under Phil..... do you not remember the Dallas series?.... Pau was healthy then and played worse than he has this year under MDA.... Pau's slide has nothing to do with "coaching".... injuries, age and playing year round for 10 years have taken their toll.
Explain how Nash fits the triangle again?.... he is worthless off the ball and in motion. At this point in his career he is only valuable with the ball in his hands 75% of the time and the other 25% as an occasional spot up shooter off the action. Nash is the antithesis of everything Phil likes at the Point......
Moving Howard out of the post in favor of Pau?.... You think the tantrum we're seeing now is big..... can you imagine what would be going on when Howard is relegated to the high post in the Triangle and is feeding Pau?....
We'll just have to disagree on this. Phil would have used Pau better.... but Pau's decline is so evident I'm not sure that would really help.... His presence would negate Nash's upside for this team and probably exacerbated Howard's problems even more. The last thing Howard wants is to be in a system where he is an "equal" which is how the Tri is set up..... He want's the entire team to support him.
We may be a game or two better but we still wouldn't be practicing defense and we'd still be slow, old and streaky...... We could slow the pace down when we have the ball but we'd still be powerless in doing so when our opponents have the ball..... and that's our real problem this season.
The roster doesn't work together that's evident to me by now..... regardless of the system. We need speed and athleticism at the two forward positions. I just don't think Phil changes that.... and I did not like the MDA hiring one bit.