The wheel on this bus goes round and round and round and round.
Jesus!!! Again with repetitive marathon. This is the last time I reply to a novel.
That's where 'the system' is failing. Epically.
hate to be redundant but 3 point shooting is what will get us to be a consistent offensive team. that's how the system is played..
Hence the need for dramatic alterations. We are not the Suns. This is something you seem reluctant to take in.
as i explained in my op, it is possible to shoot it consistently on a night to night basis.. phoenix proves that. they run the same system but there guys hit shots. nash has alot to do w that as he is a mistro at the ssol system.
felton could improve in a couple of areas:
1. consistently push the ball up the court and pass it aggressively up the court in transition.
2. break down the defense much more. get in there and cause havoc.
3. when getting in the paint be more patient. maintain your dribble at times, maybe take a little fade-away at others, shoot the runner, just be a threat and keep the defense guessing.
If that's your self deliberation, you're affirming that MD, his system, his reputation, have a Nash dependence. Transforming Felton in to Nash is not unlike turning lead in to gold. Stop it.
the team as a whole would benefit if felton took more control of the offense and was more like nash. we know he can't be nash, but he can be more nash-like more often..
This comes down to priority: Prove the system works taking things day by day, click by click or pursuing the postseason. Pursuing it by finding cohesion within the components, not the system itself. Why is it so difficult to adjust?
this would help the offense greatly. it would also help the perimeter shooters. if the perimeter shooters start to click, then amare has more breathing room and so will the pick and roll.
Call me outlandish, but I'd prefer a postseason appearance. This team's quest for a top 8 seed began opening night.
He needs to be Nash like because everything 'D'Antoni' is based around the MVP abilities of Nashty. Can I possibly be more Lamen in my terminology? Am I wasting my time repeating as you repeat?
this is how i think our offense can get better in a few different, important facets. as i stated above there are some things felton can do to be the pg this offense needs. he needs to be nash-like..
So far, it's been for worse. The fact that there've been ZERO calibrations to a non-cohesive team makes me nauseas. Defend it if you want, but it's festering. If it 'aint broke, don't fix it. If it is broken, ****ing do something about it and give the dead horse a rest
next, yes coach is in stuck mode. he has his offense and he's gonna go w it for better or worse.
my belief is that we've seen it run great before and history tends to and can repeat itself
That's purely speculative in any situation. A counter speculation is that if MD were to coach another team after the Knicks, that his ardent love for the 3 ball would be the demise of said team's record as well! Hence history repeating itself.
Again with the need for Nash! I think I'll refer to it from here on as: The Nashessity of solving the SSOL conundrum. I like that!
i think it can work here too. mike d can coach up pg's. he knows the position, as he was one (a great one in his own right) and has coached the position for a long time well. he did have alot to do w nash's development. that is undeniable. felton may not end up being what nash is, but i believe coach d can get him somewhere in the neighborhood. this would look like him being able to run the offense capably enough to where our shooters could breathe on the perimeter, there would be that crisp timing to the offense and the pick and roll would be effective. not too much to ask of mike d.. this is what he does.
As with Mike, you too seem completely comfortable with ignoring alternate ideas. 'It has to be done this way, or not at all'. Ludicrous! Does Felton need to be Nash? Or does Felton need to be utilised as best as possible? You can only cook with what's in your cupboard.
this is a new team w new players, a new point guard. simply put, it will take time.
Felton isn't Nash.
New York isn't Phoenix. And it doesn't have to be.
Crawl before you walk? What about the famous idiom - 'to be thrown in the deep end'? It's up to Mike to make the best of what isn't even a bad situation. But, as always, we come in to critical moments of a tight game in the 4th, fresh out of a designed play, and are presented with **** the likes of @ Denver. Passing the ball to the corner 3 spot? Please enlighten me if that's not a **** idea.
also, mike d doesn't have a whole lot of options right now. these guys don't know how to run his offense competently enough yet. you crawl before yo can walk my dude. we start two rookies and we have a new point guard. out of the only three players that really know the system that start, only two of them have played together and that was only for a season and a handful of games.
'C' is for c#nt! Unnecessary.
if your as smart as you want everyone on here to think you are
I agree with you. But a whole season? These guys are pros. Myriad of instances? Doesn't the team with the ball dictate each instance? Are 10-15 fundamental set plays too few? Perhaps they are? Because 30 plays a night, someone's bricking another f'ing 3. We have taken a collective 177 more threes than our opponents combined this year. 177!!! Chandler has taken 56 and made 17, Gallo has taken 59 and hit 18, TD has taken 55 and made 15, Felton has taken 47 and made 18. Does that have a single thing to do with chemistry? No! It ****ing well doesn't! It's blatant misguidance.
you should know this group of players needs time to develop an array of threatening plays that will work consistently. let felt get a feel for amare in the pick and roll. let some of the other little plays start to develop. let the guys get to know where each other will be in the myriad of instances throughout a game. let them develop chemistry. you can't rush it.. neither can i. it will take time, maybe a whole season.
Twice the Knicks have made 40% or more of their 3s in a single match, resulting in 2 wins. Math so difficult for me. Me take nap now.
Toronto was a gimme win. Don't even go there.
This is the way we've lost our games. Admit it.
again we run the ssol. this is the way we play. get over it.
Pretty simple!? Really? Is floundering as simple as maintaining a lead fundamentally? The premise of using the clock with ball movement when in the lead.
mike d hasn't lost any of his coaching abilites.. your're overreacting to an under- gunned, inexperienced team that lacks chemistry at the moment. to me it's a waste of energy and time if you know what it takes to get good, ie time, ups and downs, etc. and, yes i've seen the third and forth quarter collaspes. they are symptomatic of a young inexperienced team learning to win. pretty simple.
Have you ever played organised basketball? Do I have to repeat myself constantly, as you do? Are you made of vinyl?
We absolutely have enough to be a scrappy .500 team. That's all the majority of posters here ever wanted out of this year. With every SSOL 3 point disaster, that likelihood falls further away. And nobody's doing a thing to rectify the debacle.
And no, we don't have what we need to be the kind of team we all want. we have just enough to be a scrappy .500, or just under .500 team. it will take time and growing pains to grow into that tho, which we've seen over the last 9 games.
That's my story and I'm sticking to it. The verdict will be out in one month. Until then, this system is heinous - I don't know why you defend it as it festers in front of you - please, as I mentioned before, don't reply at such length. If you do, try not to say the precise same things in separate forms.