I didn't see this discussion, but it's laughable to me. FOSTER has even brought the ball up at times. Dunleavy did it plenty in the right situations tonight. It's not crazy to want you PG to handle the ball, it's kinda why the dude is on the floor most of the time.I didn't get to see this game but something I wanted to comment on. There was someone on here that mentioned Rick must have some sort of a rule that only the point guard can bring the ball up the floor. I had paid attention to it and realized, yeah you could definately make a case for it. The game before this though I seen a couple different players bring the ball up the floor and I was like...did Shawne Williams just bring the ball up the floor? Did dun just bring the ball up the floor? What the hell is rick up to?
If a team is all over the PG and another play has it then he appears to have the freedom to go ahead and get it upcourt.
Once in the halfcourt the PG OFTEN passes to a "true" play starter, the guy who they want to have the ball to start a play. This could be as simple as a give and go with JO, a spot up shooter feeding JO so they can 3 ball behind the double team, or a more complex play that results in the play starter getting the ball back later in the play after a series of screens and cuts.
And this adjusts as the matchups adjust. Like most coaches RC tends to seek out the favorable option and work plays for it. You didn't see Tins going into the post much tonight after doing it a lot in Houston with a weaker/smaller Alston at the point most of the night. That's why you had Tins go a strong 11-19 for 22 in that game and then only take 3 vs the Heat.
That and the fact that Dun went 3-13 vs the Houston and 6-10 vs Miami.