Originally Posted by metrocard
You also have to consider the league is changing very fast.
you're right... rules are opening up the offense more than ever... but the fact is... until someone wins with a predominantly fast break style... logic dictates that you need a half-court offense to win the chip... since the showtime lakers as a matter of fact... no team that plays a lot of fastbreak basketball has won the chip...

89 - 90 pistons: defensive aggression caused turnovers that ignited the break... but IT, Joey D, and the microwave stirred it up in the half most plays...

bulls dynasty... half court all day in the triangle...

93 - 95 rockets... half court...

00 - 02 lakers... shaq and kobe half attack

03, 05, 07 spurs... best halfcourt team in basketball

04 pistons... defense... and the halfcourt disection of rip, chauncy and sheed...

06 heat... dwade, shaq and the halfcourt bandits...

16 years is a hell of a trend... unless the finals format changes (which i don't necessarily advocate)... no professional team is going to let you continually run on them... teams learn each other over long series... it's the nature of nba life that i don't see changing...