The p and r is needed. I c way to many half court problems with us. It forces teams to d up. It wears down opponents. Forces the defense to go oveer top of screans which creates fouls and put teams in the penalty early. Also the nothin like hammering a guy with a pick. That's ny knicks ball. For those that think it a simple bs play, your wrong. It takes practice to master. It all about fundamentals and a lot of our players lack that. Tel me one championship level team other than the triangle lakers that does not execute the p and r.