puffyusaf#2 wrote: TIME wrote:
gcclaker wrote:That 51 point explosion will serve to rationalize in the FO minds that D'Antoni is a good coach and that his system works [rolls eyes].
You know he was. In his post game interview he implied they can do this every night with whoever is on the floor as long as they "move the ball".
In actuality he is right. I have defended the basic idea behind his offense in that it can be exceptionally effective. His problem has been his idiotic rotations and reliance on small ball. Add to that no communication on defense and you are left with this years Lakers. On the side of the FO I really doubt they are going to keep him because money or not they can't afford to have the same type of turnout for next years team. I think they are just letting him go down with the ship.
Agreed. The very basic tenets of his offense (movement, flow, speed, and shooting) are not inherently bad. Most of the league operates the same way. But when the game slows down for our older players, there's got to be a better system than simply dumping into the post and standing around watching. There's no cuts, there's no back screens, there's nothing going on in those situations. The fast breaking is fine. The three pointers aren't ideal, but that's the league today. The half-court system is too generic though.
And of course the fact that this team doesn't know two poops about defense. It really isn't that hard to run the Miami defense. You just need guys who are athletic enough to cover ground and willing to do it. Is anyone on Miami's team a really good defender besides LeBron? Chalmers? Wade? Bosh? No they're not exceptional defenders, they just work hard for the system which uses a lot of trapping and ball pressure while relying on their athleticism to play the passing lanes.
I agree he's gone this summer. There's almost no reason to keep him and almost every reason to let him go.