kray28 wrote:In the early part of the game, Pau was basically a 7ft version of Nash out there. I don't have a problem with him playing like that at all...that is utilizing a strength, but the ball is going away from Nash a little too much.
That is true, Pau is a great passer and I liked how he was constantly looking for Dwight when he got the ball up at the key. Once they build that cohesiveness I would think there would be a lot more lobs between the two.
^^ Agreed. Loved the passing from Pau - we knew that would be there. That's why Adelman's offense would have been a no-brainer here last year and one of the major reasons I wanted him. I thought he would have maximized Pau's abilities from the high post.
And now with Nash, no doubt he would have been worked in better than what we are seeing now. Brown doesn't have the feel for the Princeton and this is not the time or place to be tinkering with things. As Kray said in another post - we need to have the attitude at least of "win now." I don't need the coach to keep saying things like "it's going to take these guys a LONG time to get the offense." Then scrap it. Do something that works. Utilize the ALL STAR TEAM lineup that you have in a more creative way. Stop trying to put them in a box that you can control. These guys know how to play basketball.
One thing I liked is that in the first quarter the starters were really looking for one another and making sure that there was a balance in the scoring between them - at least everyone but Metta.
Pau is such a versatile player, as long as their is some system and not that ISO ball we saw last year, he should be fine. Brown played him too many minutes though. There's no excuse to play him that long when you have capable backups like Hill and Jamison at the 4. At the 5 Sacre has even looked good.