I know it’s been a while, but there is something that is bugging me after watching the
Now ask yourself, how many times did Melo get the ball on the wing or around the elbow where he likes to pull that quick jumper over his defender? Granted we did a good job of forcing him into turnovers and he didn’t get to the rim. But his mid-range jumper is pretty much his bread and butter. How many times did Nene catch the ball EXACTLY where he wanted to be, and where he is comfortable, on the block?
There-in lies the difference. And that’s why B Roy shot 3-13. He never got to his spots where he is at his best/most comfortable. Why not? Well because the Nuggets basically threw 2-3 defenders at him. Now any of you who have played basketball, even at the 8th grade level, know that when someone is double teamed, don’t stand in the corner jumping up and down asking for the ball. There is a good reason you are that open. Because it is near impossible to get you the ball! You need to cut, give your guy a lane to get you the ball! Instead I saw the
I like Nate, but sometimes his offense is embarrassingly pedestrian and predictable. It is no coincidence that when it comes down to crunch time, and we need a bucket and the bad guys are digging their heels in, that we are going to try to iso Roy. Everyone in the league knows that. Why not throw them a curveball?!? What is the biggest advantage of being on offense as opposed to defense? It’s that the offense knows what they are going to do (or at least try to do), and the defense has no idea and is forced to react. We are giving that advantage away every single time we run an Iso play, or clear things out for