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DLeeicious
11-27-2009, 12:45 AM
It seems like during the 90s it was implied that with 35ish left in a given quarter that teams would go for a 2 for 1, it was a no brainer. Now teams just don't do it, to me it's got an enormous expected value associated with it. Why do teams not use this basic strategy anymore?

ko8e24
11-27-2009, 12:52 AM
i know the lakers do it, like kobe or fish will jack up a 3 or something around 35 seconds left to ensure that their team gets the last shot of the qtr.

dunno y most teams don't utilize that tactic anymore

theuuord
11-27-2009, 12:53 AM
um, most teams that i've seen do go for the 2 for 1.

DLeeicious
11-27-2009, 12:56 AM
um, most teams that i've seen do go for the 2 for 1.

I'm not saying I never see it used, but honestly the games I've watched this year it's like half the time they rush down the court and take a quick shot and the other half they walk it across. Maybe the Bulls are a rarity, but it seems like the teams we play are in the same boat. To me it's just an automatic hustle down the court and quick shot and it drives me nuts when it doesn't go that way. (the reason I started this thread was out of anger that the Bulls walked it across half court with 35 seconds left in the half and turned it over and Utah got the ball with no shot clock)

Kakaroach
11-27-2009, 12:58 AM
When teams have the chance, they almost always go for it when I watch them.

bahama0811
11-27-2009, 01:00 AM
The Nuggets almost always do it, maybe you have to have a smart PG to realize whats going on.

jetsfan28
11-27-2009, 01:01 AM
When teams have the chance, they almost always go for it when I watch them.

Same. I mean, they don't go for it EVERY time (theoretically, with about 33 seconds left you should just go down and chuck a 3 in hopes it will go in, worst case scenario you have a good 5 seconds left), but with 36-48 seconds they do.

DLeeicious
11-27-2009, 01:06 AM
Fair enough, maybe it just really stands out to me when it's not done and I am exaggerating it.

sofargone
11-27-2009, 01:15 AM
The Nuggets almost always do it, maybe you have to have a smart PG to realize whats going on.

indirect shot at d rose?

bahama0811
11-27-2009, 01:18 AM
indirect shot at d rose?

No, I've only seen D Rose a couple of times so I can't really say whether he's smart or not. I'm just saying that Chauncey is one of the smartest PG's in the NBA and he always knows what needs to be done in any given situation.

MTar786
11-27-2009, 02:24 AM
no offense.. but i kinda feel d rose is over rated.. i myself over rates him at times.. he'll get there (as an elite player) hopefully.. but its isnt right now.. he's not even the best pg in the east n the east hardly has any good point guards lol

dodie53
11-27-2009, 02:30 AM
it's the assistants coaches' job to remind players

Raph12
11-27-2009, 04:13 AM
When I'm watching, teams usually go for the 2 for 1 play at least three times out of every four quarters. ;)

Jaji
11-27-2009, 07:26 AM
I'll admit, I don't hear it mentioned as often, maybe its understood or maybe my stereo is too loud, but I still see it.