I get that we lost two of our best shooters, but how does that translate to absolutely zero ball movement?
Every play is a quick pick, the pick goes away, then we either turn it over on the pass or we force an awful shot. Where did all the movement go from earlier in the season?
You answered your own question.
Defense doesn't have to play us the same way when the two best shooters aren't there to make them pay. Got 2 or 3 people on this team capable of getting their own shot outside of them and EACH benefited from having them on the court as the open option, which also made the spacing better.
Without that... it's not gonna wind up good. Only when there's a semblance of what our bench was on the court. But the starters aren't gonna find any rhythm till Russell is back, and even more till Nick's back.
Also note how the pick and roll has gone missing for Mozgov since D-lo's departure. Defense doesn't have to worry about the guard killing them from mid and Moz isn't getting such easy dives and the spacing is skewed. With Huertas in there now with no Calderon even, the D doesn't have to worry about a shot coming from anywhere.
Our entire offense is essentially going to be, what can Lou, what can Clarkson and what can Randle do on an island, till Russell is back.
Edited by Majesty, December 07, 2016 - 05:43 PM.