phoenixrisingla wrote:Please stop dribbling up the court and immediatly passing to kobe.
Is this what we brought STEVE NASH here to do??
This is the team makeup we get with Kobe. It's not Nash's fault, but the team(or Kobe) insists to be built on the foundation of Kobe as the sole #1 option. The formula for success with Kobe ball is good versatile role players and a dominant top 5 C/PF who can share the #1/#2 options with Kobe(like the Paul Gasol/ Kobe Era where we won rings). In this system, Kobe would be taking the most shots with the top5 C/PF taking much of the rest and the role players getting their touches when available.
Sadly, a Gasol like player who is versatile but thrives while playing the C position more than the PF position who is top5 in this position does not exist to us atm. Instead we have Dwight Howard and Paul Gasol who cannot coexist since they operate in the same paint area and they clutter the paint. So that limits Gasol to a jump shooting stretch 4, making him mostly useless, not to mention he's not in his prime anymore. We have a SF who is inconsistent and is basically a spot up 3 point shooter, unlike Odom in his glorious run with the Lakers. We have an aging 40 year old PG who made his career running pick-n-rolls with other players, only to be limited by Kobe's abundant need for shots.
That's why Derick Fisher and Rick Fox and other spot up shooting PG's worked in Kobeball systems. There is no actual need for a real PG in a Kobeball system, just one who can occasionally bring up the ball and hit the 3 when needed, and maybe run a play or two and hit a layup.
Ironically, Mario Chalmers would be the ultimate Kobeball PG; he's basically an upgraded Derrick Fisher on steroids.
He can finish well and create for himself when needed to, does not need the ball most of the time/off the ball player, knows his own role, he's still young, he can take over games and is "clutch" and can hit that 3 when needed to, and Chalmers is a great defensive player. Basically, he does everything Derrick Fisher did, but at a (much) higher level, and some more. Chalmers performs his role most of the time, but he has the uncanny ability to be BIG in important games and take over games by himself(yes, remember some of his 20-30 point games in the playoffs. When Chalmers is on like that, the big 3 can be mediocre/playing bad and the Heat will still be unstoppable).