I know you're being ultra-positive, but Nash hasn't taken advantage of that opportunity all year long, even with Kobe in "Magic Johnson mode" not too long ago.
Nash has shot more 3PTA/G in 14 of his 17 seasons.
He is currently 6th on the team in 3PTA/G, with three of those five above him (Meeks, Jamison, Blake) logging less minutes a night.
Nash hasn't played that way all season long. We have two games left, two that he could miss. We just lost our primary ball-handler and best facilitator.
It's very unlikely Nash is going to become a spot-up shooter with Kobe gone.
Yeah it is, other than the fact he'd have no choice.
Yeah I'm the ultra positive type even in the worst scenarios
It's just that even without Kobe these guys "should" be able to accept these roles.
Even with Kobe in magic Johnson mode Nash didn't become an ultra spot up shooter(as has been stated before, Blake does more of what we need Nash to do than Nash does)
But if we're playing inside out they'd have to leave someone open, I really do think Nash could shoot from the perimeter effectively as a spot up shooter in that system. The problem is how healthy Nash would be upon returning and what we'd be asking him to do.
We COULD play double post with Gasol and Howard and have them take advantage of interior double teams.
But I don't know..something just tells me if we make the playoffs we'll make more noise than we're expected to.
Amazing thing is, I played assosiation mode in 2k13 this week with the Lakers and Kobe went down right before the playoffs too and somehow we made it to the finals.
Take that with a gran of salt cause that team had kyrie irving carmelo anthony and kevin love too
But back to reality..
I think Nash will make it work as a spot up if we're running it through Dwight or Pau.
But like I said. I only trust it with Nash and Blake at the 1-2. Meeks will undoubtedly get open shots all day..but he'll only make 1 of 8 sadly...
Hence why I think he's gone this off-season or part of a trade package.
But I'm shocked Meeks has gotten more 3 attemps than Nash this year. Know the percentage? I know Blakes 3 point percentage is 10 percent higher than last year.what about Meeks?
Edited by Majesty, April 13, 2013 - 02:09 AM.