clubsoto24 wrote:^ ^I think he was talking about Dwight being more efficient not posting up so much. In a sense, I agree because Dwight has been causing turnovers posting up when he gets stripped keeping the ball too low.
No, I'm certain that D'Antoni was talking about posting up in general. In the current NBA with the current rules, it's a lot harder to post up, and it's a lot harder to be efficient at it. It's not simply about dumping the ball into our bigs and having them go to work anymore.
From what I remember from the interview (I might have to listen to it again), D'Antoni was not talking about taking away post ups. He was talking about finding the best option. Simply posting up for the sake of doing it is not being efficient.
First, you try to get some easy baskets. Get transition baskets. If that's not there, running can create some mismatches anyway. You take advantage of that. Let's say a smaller man is on Dwight. THEN, you post him up. You don't walk the ball up, have the defense be set, and let Perkins defend Dwight just for the sake of posting up. Posting up can be a great option, but it's not when you're trying to post up a great defender. You look around and try to find your best option.
If you don't run, run some pnr. Let Nash and Dwight run a two-man show. If the defense decides to switch, then Nash realizes this. He'll then dump the ball into Dwight and have him take advantage of the mismatch.
You look at your best options. You take advantage of your mismatches or try to create them.