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.