We have NEVER pushed the tempo like MDA's PHO teams. This team has NEVER really run. Long shots, long rebounds. Turnovers/bad transition defense. Those are the biggest factors in our pace stat.
As for Kobe playing in the post...NO. He should and can move off the ball more. When he gets the ball, he needs to attack or move the ball. Him stopping and clearing out is counter-productive and not good for the offense.
The offense is a free-flowing offense.
We can't have one rule/offense for Kobe and another completely different rule/offense for the rest of the team.
We weren't running 7 seconds or less, but we sure as hell weren't playing to the strengths of this team. You can't just brush it off as long shots and misses, we weren't playing a style that was sustainable with our personnel. That was obvious after two weeks of running D'Antoni's joke of a system. We can't run and we can't play at a high pace like we've been doing with D'Antoni at the helm. While playing Nash-centric ball we had a 5-11 record, while playing through Kobe as the primary facilitator and relegating Nash to an off ball threat (which he should be, since he's the best shooting PG in history) has given us our two best wins of the season.
Counter-productive? Kobe playing out of the post the last two games has generated better looks and easier baskets than anything else this season. Kobe is our best post player, why would he NOT be playing in the post and creating for everyone? He's essentially doing the same thing as LeBron in Miami but that's obviously not a recipe for success, right? We should just run the offense through the 39 year old PG who can't penetrate defenses and is hesitant shooting the ball off the dribble. We were 12-14 when Nash came back against Golden State and we were 17-25 before we began running through Kobe on Friday.
You can gush about D'Antoni's horrible Nash-centric offense that led us to a 5-11 record all you want but I'd rather us actually win games. Playing Kobe like he was a Rip Hamilton or Ray Allen is not how you get things done. Running the offense through our best player who is capable of facilitating or scoring depending on any given situation is the best bet for this team. Funny how that works, it's only what every elite guard in the league is capable of doing. Our starting PG is 39 years old and incapable of playing like he did 8 years ago. That should be plenty obvious by now.
I'm honestly shocked by half the things you've written in the last month in regards to D'Antoni and this Nash-centric offense. It's like you haven't watched a single game since Christmas.