Steve Nash scored a season-high 18 points against CHI and vowed to score more going forward to an extent ...
"I’m definitely prepared to be aggressive and score," said Nash, whose 10.8 points per game average is his lowest since the 1999-00 season when he was just a part-time starter in Dallas. "I think a lot of times this year, especially as we're trying to figure it out, teams just say, 'OK, we're going to trap his pick-and-rolls.' We got to try to make them pay in 2-on-1s and 3-on-2s elsewhere when I get rid of it in the pick-and-roll.
"Tonight they weren't trapping and I could find some openings and create some shots for myself. I'm willing to do that, but it's not going to be an every night thing as a point guard, especially the way our offense is. It's going to depend on how they play the pick-and-roll and making them pay for whatever they decide."
Nash tied his previous season high with 16 points on Sunday against Toronto, however, so it appears he's ready to shoulder more of the load even if it goes against his natural point guard instincts.
This is needed, we just need him using Kobe and Dwight as tools to set up some more of his shots.
But it seems Nash is WILLING to change his style of play for the good of the team.
It's now up to Dwight to change his. By that I mean, instead of looking to score from the double teams of his team mates, he should be looking to initiate the scoring via his passing.
He has Kobe and Nash around him. Yet he wants to attack in the post and neglect pick and roll.
He should be picking and rolling at times with Nash, but he should ALSO be having the ball in the post, not looking to score only but looking to pass off to Nash or Kobe who will be open when the double teams come. Rather than looking for Kobe and Nash to set him up out of their double teams.
But all and all It's nice to see Nash willing to change for the good of the team.