lakersin4 wrote:If we had the shooters they have, we'd look just as good/better running D'antoni's system.. & the made shots on offense would limit the transition buckets we give up.
Jerry Buss wrote:One of the biggest reasons I bought the Lakers was to beat the Celtics …..you just got it into your soul that you couldn't stand the Celtics anymore
Never would have guessed the numbers are that close. You can't tell it by the spacing, that's for sure. Knicks have a ton of it we have none.Greatest of All Time wrote:lakersin4 wrote:If we had the shooters they have, we'd look just as good/better running D'antoni's system.. & the made shots on offense would limit the transition buckets we give up.
Felton (0.406 / 1.8 made per game)
Carmela (0.455 / 2.6 made per game)
Brewer (0.346 / 0.8 made per game)
Kidd ( 0.483 / 2.2 per game)
Novak (0.447 / 2.4 per game)
Prigioni (0.346 / 0.4 per game)
JR Smith (0.352 / 1.4 per game)
Sheed (0.324 / 1.1 per game)
Kobe ( 0.380 / 2.2 per game)
Duhon (0.431 / 1.2 per game)
Meeks ( 0.390 / 1.7 per game (and rising))
Jamison (0.312 / 1.0 per game)
Morris (0.447 / 0.8 per game)
Artest (0.382 / 2.2 per game)
Blake (0.400 / 1.1 per game)
Nash (0.400(?) / 1.0 per game (?))
While the Knicks are better, the Lakers aren't THAT bad. D'Antoni wants them to run down the court and jack up 3's which often leads to transition opportunities for the other team. The Knicks limit turnovers and transition opportunities because they play a slower pace. They also have more energy to focus on defense since they're not running up and down the court 24/7 jacking up shots and trying to stop the other team in transition.
JoelMyersScrotalSack wrote:I still believe the Knicks will come back to earth and so will Melo. He's shooting something like 45% from 3 which is going to regress to the mean without a doubt.
And sadly I think playing Amare back at 4 would actually improve their D, but I don't know what will happen to team chemistry once he comes back.
Jellincon wrote:^^ While that's true, you also have to look at the fact that half of the guys in the regular rotation are shooting below their career FT%. Some well below.
For some reason this season, FT shooting has been a team wide issue.
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