I heard Wilbon and his stupid *** yesterday say how when Felton comes back hes gonna have to get guys shots in the paint because the 3s are no longer falling. The idiot failed to mention the main reason we got great looks from 3 to start the year was Felton's penetration.
People hate the fact that Felton shoots but what on Earth has having 2 guys who want no part of shooting off the pick and roll done for our offense besides make it much much worse?
Melo aside, the Felton jumper off the pick and roll is the first domino that makes everything roll. Teams do not even both guarding Prigs and Kidd off of it, and as a result Tyson can't get free for lobs to save his life. Felton to Tyson led the league by far in oops before he got hurt. Tyson has had like 5 total since hes been out. He was getting like 3 a game easy before that.
Felton hits a couple 12 foot jumpers off that screen, it forces them to guard him, without that, they just overhelp on Tyson, nobody has to help off our shooters and our possessions go nowhere.
Felton hits a shot or 2, they help on him, Tyson gets free for a lob or 2, the perimeter guys need to collapse, they collapse then our shooters get open. Felton is the key to our offense.
Being overly passive is just as bad as being overly aggressive.
Heres an article, which I don't have the time to read or understand, about Felton's importance to our offense using the quality of shots we get when hes out there and PPP and a bunch of other ****. Not gonna post a thread for it, because like I said, I don't have the time to sit and try to grasp this. Stat heads can fill us in if its legit or not - but it definitely correlates to the games I see out there on the court:
Spot on. We are seeing now the importance of Felton. People have to realize the guy was playing with not one but two injured hands. When healthy he is knocking down shots, penetrating and dishing. Plus he defense is as good as any .
Last time we played indy we suffocate them on d, but they're a much different team now and are scrappy on d. Key to this game is to get a good start and limit turnovers, kidd is going to be very important for this game.