I posted this on the Brown thread but I think it belongs here since it's about the offense:
In the post game interview they asked Brown about Nash on offense and he said: "Steve has the ability to do Steve. Every time down the floor, in the early offense, he has the ability to play pick and roll with Dwight. He can do that whenever he wants or he can get us into offense, get us into a two guard front, or he can play pick and roll and then based on where he cuts or passes the ball it gets us in our offense too. But we're not quite there yet."
Said like that it doesn't sound so bad, at least (to the view of the public) he's giving Nash the choice to run what he wants. I'm guessing since our guys are still learning the system Nash and the crew are putting more time and effort into it and running more of it so they can pick it up faster. Hopefully, once they start getting there, he'll feel less pressured to run those sets and feels freer to balance them out with basic P&R action, his area of expertise.
Like bruddahmanmatt said, it's not a bad idea that we're implementing a system to fall back on so we (and our bench especially) don't have to rely too much on P&R and ISOs. What I'm complaining about is that there hasn't been much perceivable progress. Hopefully that changes, and once it does I think the offense won't be a concern.
In the first half I think we saw some glimpses of what the offense can provide. We had a very high % of assisted FGs and despite it all we ended up with a nice assist total. We shot a great FG% too, finding good shots for everyone.
As players get more and more comfortable with the system, turnovers should decrease a bit more, the pace should pick up a bit (we were too slow to get into sets in many occations) and we'll see more mixing of various things (more P&R and P&P, some post action, some triangle-like sets, some ISOs against mismatches, etc.), since the pressure to pick up the system quickly will decrease and players won't need to run sets as much in efforts to get there.
This is all a very optimistic outlook, it obviously could end up not working at all, in which case Brown should be fired and a new coach with a simpler and better personnel-fitted system should be hired to try and salvage the season. Hopefully that's not the case (as much as I want Brown gone, him being fired is of course predicated on us losing a big amount of games, which no one wants to see)
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