Seems like all the great teams have a specific floor general or leader on the court. Heat obviously have LeBron. Spurs got TP and Duncan. OKC has Durant. Clippers got CP3. In fact every team that has won previous championships all seemed to have a designated floor general on the court.
Wanted to ask the question who is this Pacers team floor general when the game is on the line that gets the offense set. Statistically Pacers have struggled the previous two seasons offensively. Pacers were last in the league the previous season in A/T ratio. This season 26th overall.
Possibly most alarming is how do we improve the offense if the top priority is only re-signing Lance. The offense has been bad now for two seasons. At what point will a tweek or significant change need to be made in order to improve the offensive efficiency.
If its not the coach (wanna be clear I am not advocating letting Vogel go) then it has to be the personnel. personally, im a big Hill fan (,maybe not as much at 8M) but I like him more as a combo guard off the bench or possibly sg. not as this teams point.
I certifiably believe this team has to find a true point guard in order to improve the offensive efficiency and ball movement Coach Vogel is emphasizing. Lance despite the nickname is not ready to be a floor general for an eastern conference title contender.
These comments may be best left for the upcoming offseason but I don't believe change much even after the Pacers win an NBA TITLE. The offense will still be the primary focus and I believe we can become much more efficient with a true point guard and GHILL as a combo off the bench. Obviously financial issues will be in play and how we can retain Lance but if Turner can be moved if need be via sign and trade I hope we at least consider finding a true floor general.
otherwise we are going to continue to struggle offensively with turnovers and contested shots.