kray28 wrote:Yeah, but how much is Nash willing to shoot? If the defense repeatedly goes under the screen, Nash won't want to shoot it everytime.
What makes Nash so good is not his shooting (which is great), it's that he still gets his roll man or another cutter an easy basket.
What bothers me about the Princeton is that this bread and butter play style that he is more effect in is going to be neutralized. You could see the starters struggling with it in the third quarter on Saturday.
When they are running...Nash is extemely effective, so is Kobe, but in the halfcourt set, it seemed like there was some confusion, and Pau was not on the same page either. I hope Pau practices a lot of elbow jumpers...he's going to be getting those all season.
Well he was willing to keep shooting against Utah even though he wasn't getting the shots to fall, I'm not really that worried about it. If Steve Nash in pick and rolls is getting wide open shots in the middle of the paint like he was vs. Utah we're going to win games. That's the least of my worries. There's a reason Nash is statistically the best pick and roll PG in the league and we're going to see that all season long.
What makes Nash so good is that he can do everything offensively. When the defense gives him a shot, he can hit the shot from basically anywhere and when the defense gievs him a pass (or doesn't sometimes) he'll find the open man and get him a good shot.
The team, including the bench, is getting bogged down in the Princeton a little and I have a feeling that the coaching staff is drilling into them to do it. They're trying to figure out the playbook and get some experience with some plays out there. But remember that Nash has full reign of the offense. He'll go back to what he's familiar with when the time comes and that's a healthy dose of pick and roll.