Ive opened this thread as something of a catch all to discuss (as adults) ways the Pacers could improve this team without going outside of the organization (IE: FA signings, trades...etc) This is an idea thread. You can post what you think are the biggest concerns and how you think the team can fix them.
This thread is for fun and good conversation.
Here are a few of my concerns.
Jump shooting - We are shooting a very low percentage from the field. Our jump shooters are not hitting shots and are not moving enough off the ball to get open. They need to catch the ball with some momentum.
DJ Augustin - Here is someone i think should be making a much bigger impact on games, but hes been virtually invisible. He needs to be further involved in the offensive game plan. He can drive and kick, but there has been no driving... just passing around the perimeter which results in low percentage shots.
The Charity Stripe - Since we are either only playing iso with Paul George, Throwing down low to West or passing it around the perimeter, we havent been getting to the free throw line on a consistent enough basis. We are leaving tons of points on the court with wide open (and sometimes not so wide open) missed jump shots. Instead of driving for the call when the clock is winding down, we throw up prayers. We have such physical and strong players, we are not being aggressive enough on offense.
Assists - We have been losing the assist battle on a nightly basis. Im not really sure how to fix this one. I tend to think more pick and rolls, cuts the basket and just moving off the ball in general will help. Its not that we dont pass, we sometimes pass too much, its just on the outside so theres not usually positive results. We have players that we know can rack up assists, im really not understanding why we are doing so bad in this category.
Please, feel free to comment and discuss.