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Running more creates more fast break opportunities for the other team.Our defensive philosophy contradicts this. We are consistently at the top of the league in limiting opponents' fast break opportunities.The focus is on getting everyone back and set in their positions. This allows us to use our superior team defense. Our team defense is much better than our individual defenders.This is why we don't crash the offensive boards.So, what you are suggesting is not only an offensive change, it would require a big change in defensive strategy or personnel.
Sometimes it's hard to believe we only have three true "veterans" on the team in Pierce, Garnett, and Terry (not counting Rondo). Makes me feel spoiled with all the other players Danny's paired with the Big Three over the years -- guys like Cassell, Marbury, 'Sheed, Shaq, and Jermaine -- all veterans who had some big playoff experience to go along with our core group.The main theme heading into the regular season was the goal of getting "younger and more athletic," which I think we've accomplished with guys like Sullinger, Lee, and Bradley. Unfortunately, we haven't been able to balance this younger recipe with our aging core for consistent success thus far.
I guess that's why Doc has been pushing for us to run more fastbreak for the past three years right?