Blake back is not going to help
Blake would play D'antoni's system better than Morris and Duhon can. it's the little things. Unless you want Nash playing 40 minutes a night you'd better hope you're wrong about that.
But the thing is, D'antoni feels the way about Blake backing up Nash, as he felt about Nash starting.
Blake in his mind has been the "perfect" backup for Nash in this system for years and he basically has gotten his wish, he gets to play Steve Nash again and he gets to have Blake backing him up. What he's always wanted.
So he obviously sees something in Blake when it comes to this system and honestly when I look at Blake when he played in a similar system or style or layout he always did well as a backup.
Much better than Duhon or Morris have been able to do, so we'll see.
I look back to his first game as a Laker. That's the Blake that D'antoni is expecting, and he won't be relegated away from that style like he was in the triangle. In this offense he'll be doing what we did in his first game as a Laker. When blake was in we ran pick and rolls and let Blake facilitate and find people off them, Shannon Brown was the beneficiary of it. But this time around it will be Meeks.
Whenever we ran pick and roll in the triangle with Blake it was always effective whether he was using the screen to facilitate or he was moving off ball from the screen to receive the wide open pass.
That's why it worked.
In this system Blake will be getting to do what he's best at so I think he'll be fine.
It's just about seeing where his stamina and timing is upon his return.
Edited by Majesty, December 27, 2012 - 06:21 PM.