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Re: We have only THREE veterans...RUN!
« Reply #15 on: January 26, 2013, 04:32:48 PM »

Offline tonyto3690

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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.

More garbage excuses. 

I guess that's why Doc has been pushing for us to run more fastbreak for the past three years right?  It has nothing to do with scheme.  There is absolutely nothing wrong with getting easy layups and wide open 3s.  There isn't a single person in the NBA that can stay in front of Rondo 1 on 1 and there isn't a single on ball defender that can punish Rondo for dribbling up the court.

The reason we don't run the fastbreak more is because Rondo is lazy and the team is obsessed with feeding Rondo the ball after every rebound instead of advancing the ball up the court.  Against the Knicks we saw guys completely ignoring everyone else and giving us the opportunity for easy fast break points and just trying go for the steal on the inbounds pass to Rondo because they know he is getting the ball in any situation short of a triple team full court press.


Our personnel is far more suited to be a running team than a 2007 Celtics defensive juggernaut. Our defense can still be elite while running the fastbreak.  Just look at the Miami Heat.  Last year they ran the fastbreak as much as anyone and their defense was elite.

Just more and more and more stupid excuses, one after another for Rondos laziness and overall team laziness.

Re: We have only THREE veterans...RUN!
« Reply #16 on: January 26, 2013, 04:45:01 PM »

Offline Who

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This team's success should revolve around the team's defensive quickness.

They should be able to create a large number of early offense type opportunities in a game due to their ability to get defensive stops and create turnovers. They also have multiple ball-handlers, passers and shooters on the perimeter to aid those quick offense opportunities.

A quick mobile defensive center like Garnett. Two terrific defensive guards in Bradley and Rondo with Lee spelling them. More quick legs with Jeff Green off the bench. Brandon Bass and Chris Wilcox are reasonably quick big men too.

Yeah, I think they should be doing more in transition than they are doing.

Re: We have only THREE veterans...RUN!
« Reply #17 on: January 26, 2013, 05:46:18 PM »

Offline clover

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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.

Has "true veteran" become a euphemism for a really old player?

Re: We have only THREE veterans...RUN!
« Reply #18 on: January 26, 2013, 05:50:41 PM »

Offline MBunge

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I guess that's why Doc has been pushing for us to run more fastbreak for the past three years right? 

If a coach wants his team to do something and the team doesn't, that's the coach's fault.

Anyone who's actually watched the team knows the biggest obstacle to running more is Pierce.  Yes, Rondo dominates the ball but at least he wants to get up and down.  Pierce doesn't and Doc continues to let him dictate the team's offense.

Mike

 

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