I see you haven't been paying attention. The framework for the Spurs offense remains the same. They change up options and speed and emphasis based on their best players but the basics don't change.
So instead of refuting my point, you proved it. Build the framework and you can plug and play different type of players with different strengths while the rest of the players remain the same.
Princeton, Triangle, Motion, they are all based on the same basic principles. If a team masters those and builds a framework around the fundamentals, tweaking where a shot is created or how a shot is created is simple for most good coaches.
If you don't have the basics down and no framework, a decent defense can force a great player to have to make really tough shots. We will be CONSTANTLY chasing the best players if we don't have a system that supports continuity and teamwork.
Definition of Insanity...that's why we have a different plan to accomplish the same thing every single year - CHASE BIG NAMES. Build the offense and the star will chase us.
You have a point but things don't pan our like we plan to. Remember our superteam, that everybody thought was invincible? Yeah tell us about that Don't get me wrong, I am on the same boat with you. Find something that works on offense and exploit it. Just make this team look better than it is. This will persuade some big players to come and also let you sell our players at an high price. Add in some defensive intensity and you are 1 star away from a play-off spot and 2 stars away from contention. I think this is what our front office trying to do. ON PAPER, they are on the right track.
ON PAPER, Ball-X-Ingram-Kuzma-X is the closest thing to GSW in terms of interchangeable parts. What i mean by that is this trio can switch most of the time due to their length and versatility. First X is KCP and he too is a very capable defender and although not being lengthy, he won't let an easy score against anyone. The other X can be either Lopez, or if he can do what he did with GSW Bogut. If he performs, it will be hard to choose between our 2 bigs and that's a great problem to have. With lopez you'd have better spacing but with Bogut you'd have better ball movement and a solid defensive anchor. If KCP is outperformed by Hart, Ball-Hart-Ingram-Kuzma-Lopez is the best spacing we have and if KCP lives up to the expectations and Hart also plays solid, that's a great problem to have too.
Although i like the Ball-KCP-Ingram-Kuzma-Lopez line-up, i know it has %10 chance to happen. But what i really liked in this lineup is Randle. The bench Randle seemed a lot more confident in his moves and he had positive effect on JC. A bench mob led by Clarkson and Randle can be a serious threat against any bench. Then you have Caruso, Hart, Nance, Bogut as s1erviceable pieces. Ennis is also a reliable 3rd string, Brewer can do some damage wreaking havoc with his mindless drives And than you have Deng which is still a big big question mark. My eyes say he is washed up, but the glimpses of youth he show from time to time plants seeds of hope in my heart. If he brings his A game for 10-minutes, he can be an impact. And you have Zubac, Bryant, Blue as the Robert Sacres of this team but they are not too shabby. Zubac and Bryant has bright futures and Vander Blue is a MVP...
So, with Ball-KCP-Ingram-Kuzma-Lopez and Caruso-Clarkson-Hart-Randle-Bogut, you have 2 lineups that can play a bit positionless. As i don't like to substitute all starters, you can always find 3 or 4 bench players that can run with 1 or 2 of your starters. And ON PAPER, this team should improve at least 10 games.
The preseason was not an indicator of an improvement but still instilled a lot of hope in my heart. My only wish is to have a tough team that teams fear to face because we are capable of surprises. All i want is some respect. If we can do that, stars will come.