Starting to walk in a dangerous path. It's not only for the four L's in a row, it's the way we're playing. This season we used to be a good team in offense. We used to move the ball well to find open looks. We used to score +100 points per game. We weren't a good defensive team but we used to do a good job protecting the rim. We prevented our rivals to achieve easy layups, forcing them to outscore us from the mid range. Our main flaw was rebounding. We used to concede too many second chances but we tried to compensate that making more shots. That was our game plan.
Now, the last four games something has happened. We are shooting with terrible % and watching the games you can see why. We don't run anymore, we don't move the ball properly. Most of our shots are contested and difficult to made. Amar'e tries to battle against the world, conceding too many turnovers. Raymond Felton has been incapable to make defenses pay for their double-triple teams on our franchise player. Awful shooting percentages and decreased assists for him. Wilson Chandler seems to not cope well with his improved status on the team. Terrible performances lately. It shows he's not a reliable weapon too. But most of all, i'm worried about our D. Since Pringles has started to work on that we are letting backcourts walk through our yard and right into the kitchen. So we're going from 106,6 points per game conceded during the season to 114,2 in the last four games against not elite teams. And at the same time we are scoring 104,5 in front of our 107 average.
I don't know if this Melo thing is distracting us too much but we must cut off this inertia before it's too late.