Dude that was an ENTIRELY different team. If this current team wins 50 with this coach playing this system I'll wash your car for you for the entire summer of 2011. It aint happening.You are right, our realities are different considering you are tying to assert Amare is a post up player. He is not...period! He is a face to the basket mid range shooter and a finisher if given the ball while in motion. He is getting the ball 15 feet out because Felton is not feeding it to him properly. Again, if this was a coaching issue the same problems would have been happening in Phoenix.
Right, so it's all on the coach and has nothing to do with the players. Thanks for proving who lives in reality and who doesn't! You do know that D'ant does not have a joystick and is not controlling what his players do each and every minute? You do know he does not freeze time, walk on to the court and whisper to CHandler to launch a three from 4 feet beyond the arc with 18 seconds left on the shotclock and a defender in his face..right?
You dont get it. The players play like the coach WANTS THEM TO. If the players deviated from his style then you could put it on the players. Let me give you a simple analogy so that maybe you can understand me a bit better.
Put Rondo on the Knicks. A notoriously bad shooter, but excellent at just about anything else you ask him to do on the floor. Instead of him playing to his strengths, which is penetrating and getting easy baskets for him self and his teammates. In this system he'd be hoisting up 3-4 threes a game. He'd be picking and rolling instead constantly instead of creating. Not winning basketball, no matter how you slice it. So in essence you couldnt put the blame on Rondo. Now do you understand?
So yes, D'ant employs HIS system because well it's HIS system! It's a system that lead to 4 straight 50+ win seasons, back to back 60 win seasons and back to back Western Conference Finals appearances. They were tied 2/2 against the SPurs going back to their home court when Amare and Barbosa (Ithink it was Barbosa) were suspended. Had that not happened they may have won that series and faced Lebrick and the Cavs in finals.