Discussion in 'November 2009' started by roscoe36, Nov 2, 2009.
This ain't your Grandpa's league no more...
Point forwards... small ball transition offense... swing guards... flex bigs etc.
IMO it comes down to matchups vs steriotypical postions.
If Stuckey can win the PG battle by bullying or shooting over the top then we have a successful PG... as long as someone else is ditributing the ball (Tay, Rip, Big Ben, Gordon).
It's much more about roles over set positions today.
Our problem is the majority of our current players don't have good court vision/recognition.
Remember the Lakers are winning and won last year without a real pg as DFisher is basically out there to spot up and throw up an occasional three ball.
They just have enough weapons where they can get away with it and basically Kobe becomes pg/sg in crunch times situations as he either takes the shot or feeds it to Gasol or Bynum down low. When he is not on the floor, Lamar Kadarshian can do the same thing..
Last year, Fisher was 3rd in assists, behind Kobe and Gasol.
That is pretty strange.
This year, in terms of assists per game, it is:
How can a starting PG be the 5th best passer on a team and the worst scorer (on a per 36 basis)? His eFG is #11, just barely in front of Ilunga-Mbenga. They could really use a Stuckey.
So, as long as we have a guy like Kobe on the team and a center that draws double teams, we shouldn't worry about this whole assist thing.
And Gasol has only played 2 games..
We could win with what we got (Rip & Gordon) and Bosh as the center as he would get the double team and go to the FT at least 10 times a game.
Here we go...
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