1st quarter showed promise.
The rest of the game, the best part of the Pacers play came from AJ Price, the only pg who apparently has the audacity to play the game as a 1 instead of as a 2. He will likely end up 3rd on the depth chart when he is actually the best of the 3.
Collison was being used as a 2 that brought the ball up the court as O'B does, with the PnR added in.
Hopefully this was better.
AJ was looking for his shot just as much as collison was...
Yea I'm going to have to kind of go with daschysta here. Neither p.g. was pretending to be Mark Jackson last night and because the way our offense is structured it will continue to be that way.
Okay, maybe he makes one pass on the perimeter and gets it right back, then does the above. Doesn't look like a "passing offense" to me.
"I like our group of people," Ainge told USA Today. "I'm trying to teach them about basketball, and they're trying to teach me about analytics."
I still think COllison has to be the starter, and it's not even a difficult decision IMO. DC is much more dynamic than AJ, I don't mean that as a slight at AJ either who is still extremely quick for a guy with knee injuries like he has. Not to mention AJ is an underrated ball handler, but Collison is ridiculous fast and has the ability to change direction at the drop of the hat. AJ just can't match him in those categories and so far DC's jumper hasn't held him back at all.
Lots of assists are generated from it, just they are spread around, as opposed to focused on the PG.
Point guards in the triangle offense don't get many assists either but it is certainly a ball movement happy offense. luckily for us, we have good passers besides the point guard, so it might work, time will tell. the offense will look better regardless due to Darrens superior finishing and shooting ability anyhow.
So it leaves the PGs hands pretty quickly. If that person doesn't shoot, then the next opportunity where the PG gets the ball, is most likely in a situation to shoot or score..(or bail out)
as for Starter, DC is more athletic than AJ, but I think AJ is more effective, and will continue to be more effective, with running this particular offense. So it's just a matter of what do we want and when. Is the fact that AJ is more steady but less athletic better for the bench..which is full of younger more dynamic players. Or would it be better to have the "explosive athleteic sparkplug PG" off the bench? Personally, I think there is an argument either way. And I don't think the Pacers could go wrong either way. (Unless of course Ford starts taking their minutes. And its amazing really, Ford is so likeable when he's on the bench and representing the Pacers off the court..)
And all that said, I'm not going to be shocked if at the end of games, we end up with both of them in the game. And I don't know whether I'm looking forward to that, or scared of it. But it's JOB so we'll see it. :P
Last edited by Sookie; 10-09-2010 at 05:54 PM.
Once DC dumps on people they will collapse on him when he drives, thus opening passing lanes. And ultimately getting others involved.