Bring Back the Zen Master.
I hope dantoni don't over play nash like what hes doing to Kobe. Nash is use to playing only 6 min a quarter.
After that, however, it's game, day off, and game again.
Three games in four days.
Ideally, this is would I would like the starters minutes to look like:
nash: 30 minutes
kobe: 33 minutes
artest: 28 minutes
gasol: 32 minutes
howard 34-35 minutes
Why am i not excited, this should be great news. The fact that this them is not an above .500 without nash bothers me. Nash is a great pg and all but he is 39 in two months. This team should not be that dependent on him. Not with the talent they have. Something major is wrong.
Last edited by ldawg; 12-21-2012 at 04:02 PM.
It's sad and preety dumb to hire a one trick poney coach, but as fans all we cant do is hope the trick is a hell of a trick and that it works.
I aggree with you though it's sad and it gives me pause when i think on it to long, lol
"This team should not be that dependent on him. Not with the talent they have. Something major is wrong."
The problem is probably not the team being dependent on Nash; it's D'Antoni being dependent on Nash. During practice, he's probably saying, "We're gonna do this and that when Steve gets back... in the meantime, we'll just do this, for now...".
I think but was obvious the FO put all it's chips on Nash. Or else they would have hired Jackson but it's what it is and Nash is gonna gel this team beautifully in this system
The first Pick N Roll lob dunk Nash/Howard is gonna be so beautiful. Watch how he blossoms D12, Nash is exactly wht the doctor ordered.
Let's hope he didn't lose that jumper too spread the floor but I cannot wait to see Nash/Pau/D12 pick N Rolls all game long.
Last edited by ldawg; 12-21-2012 at 05:15 PM.
I know Kobe still want to be the man and he is playing great but its time he make a sacrifice for the better of the team. He should step aside and let the team feature Howard more. At the Same time Howard should demand the ball more. At this point Kobe should not average 29ppg with this team. He should be at 22-24ppg. Not that Miami is the model but Wade did the right thing for the younger Lebron and Kobe should do the same. Howard is right at the beginning of his prime and Kobe is pass his. Kobe prove he still got it now its time to win games. I like to shoot and its My team should be below Kobe at this point. What they need to do is get even more efficient in the shots they take if they want to be up in their ppg average but Howard should not be at 11 Kobe at 25 and meeks at 14,pau at 12. Kobe has taken a balloon 539 attempts to Howards 290 Pau has miss some games but he to is at 210 same pace as Howard. Meeks just started a few games after coming off the bench but he is at 167 on pace to pass Howard. Yes this system is guard oriented but Pau and Howard need more plays run for them. Nash will help but i think he opens another problem in defense. I hope the reason Howard has only taken 290 shots is his conditioning and I also hope Kobe Balloon attempts is just buying time to get everyone healthy.
To put Kobe attempts in perspective Lebron at 419, Durant 449, Melo 424. Kobe is on pace to blow them out the water. Kobe need to shoot less more acurate and put more effort on defense. This is not a knock on Kobe but the coach and circumstances. I saw the games and he had to shoot to keep them in the games but his like to shoot its my team has to stop.
Last edited by ldawg; 12-21-2012 at 07:00 PM.
I hope he's not rushing back because he's bought into the hype of playing on Christmas day. It's just another game, no sense in risking a setback.