Doc Brown wrote:How many games does the opposing team need to score 110+, while we are scoring 100+, before everyone realizes the problems are at the other end of the court?
The two are not mutually exclusive parts of the game. The attempts at being an uptempo team that takes any open shot including a lot of long jumpers leads to more long misses and players on the offensive end being out of position for transition defense. Long shots that miss tend to lead to more fast break opportunities for the opposition as well..... More possessions means more chances for this to happen.
I can agree to a certain extent that a ball dominant, pick and roll point guard isn't the best fit for a Kobe led team(this has been my premiss since we were going to acquire CP3 who is even more ball dominant) but I can also see a connection between the use of the personnel, lack of appropriate personnel and the system we use on offense contributing to our issues on the other end of the floor.
Of the players that were available Nash was by far the best....... I'd love Rondo for this team but he wasn't or isn't available so the team got a declining but still very good point guard.... something we haven't seen on this team since Van Exel was shipped out......