Today in the Arizona Republic, the following was posted about D'Antoni:
"You know what? He's actually more detailed than people think," Kobe Bryant said. "I used to think playing against Phoenix that the players are just freelancing, but he draws all that stuff up, and he can have 10 options on one play. I've never seen an offensive mind like his. And I don't know any player on this team that doesn't think (he) wouldn't be fun to play for."
Which leads me to think something that has been kinda debated here but not approached directly:
Will Mike D'Antoni implement the run-and gun seven second offense or will he look to innovative an offensive scheme tailored to the strength's of the current roster?
One would think that with the signing of Roberson he may be looking at the 7sec, but then you look at the drafting of Gallinari over Bayless and may think otherwise (although Gallo's versatility will work in the 7sec).
D'Antoni has said in previous interviews (and I believe in the book about the seven second offense), that the offense was born out of the need to play to the strength of the players he had then (Nash, Marion and Stoudamire). He did not have this offense in mind when he arrived in Phoenix.
His genius is in his ability to adapt and not impose, and that's why I would not venture to say that he will force a run-and-gun on this team. They may be looking to keep Steph, Curry and Randolph for this season with the hope of playing to their strengths and up their trade value.
So what ya'll think?