Did not see anything posted on this yet, but if there is a thread I missed, please merge. Vogel came in midseason, 2 season ago, and never really got the chance to implement his brand of offense/defense. Then the lockout and schedule didn't allow for practice. Hard to believe that this is the first year that Vogel will have to do all that.
I really just want to see what you guys think Vogel and the coaching staff will do with the offense and defense now that he has time to actually implement his own style. Or just your opinion on the offense/defense.
The bench wasn't as deep as we all originally thought, but I do think some of it has to do with Vogel not being able to implement his brand of offense. They were just very basic plays, and lack of practice really hurt.
The offense needs a complete overhaul if you ask me.
While I'm not sure what Vogel and his coaching staff are going to do, I would like to see the Pacers create mismatches, instead of waiting to see what the other team does and make adjustments. The Pacers have a lot of combo guards, and I hope they use that to their advantage. Whether it's putting Lance at point when there is a much smaller point that isn't super fast, or just taking advantage or our size/speed. I could see DJ and Hill being a very effective speedy back-court in small spurts.
Other than that, I really want a more fluid offense. I hate seeing guys just standing around. Even if the play is isolation for Granger, I'd still like to see movement to at least try and confuse the D. So often, I would see DC run down the shot clock to end a quarter, and everyone knew he was going to take the final shot, and more often that not, he'd find a way to mess things up. More pick n pops, pick n rolls, screens. Our bigs needs to learn how to set effective screen. They always seem to move too soon.
While I think the Pacers defense is already good, I really hope they put a lot of work into defending the screen/pick n roll. Hibbert has trouble with the ones out of the perimeter, so the Pacers need to devise how best to defend that cause they'll see it more and more until they figure it out. PG and Lance have issues, it's all over the place for our guys.
Let me know your thoughts.