Did you even read what I wrote? They are putting the ball in his hands and his production as well as the teams is going through the roof because of it. This is not something Brad ever did except for the last 3 games of his rookie year where they stripped the roster and gave him the reigns. The next game they have is against OKC tomorrow, a much tougher test and it will be interesting to see if it continues.
It was three freaking very good games, dude. He shot excellent in those three games Have him shoot his average and his splits would be virtually identical to any other month he has had this year.
It has very little to do with K.O.'s year over year numbers being similar. He was brought into a new system and Spoelstra had to figure out how to use him best. Trying to find minutes when they also have Whiteside on the roster as well as developing Adebayo is a problem because Olynyk's best usage has always been at center. With Whiteside sidelined for the last 5 or 6 games Spoelstra began using K.O. more and more as a playmaker culminating in the last 2 games where he basically handed him the keys to the bus and ran seemingly every possession off of and through K.O. to tremendous success.
Previous game against Denver was even better, 30 pts., 8 reb., 6 ass., 4 blocks, 1 steal and was +18 in that double O.T. thriller on Monday. Spoelstra has figured out how to use K.O. in a matter of months, Stevens had 4 years and spent them all with K.O. under his thumb. Miami's offense has looked virtually unguardable with K.O. on the floor since the All Star break with a 123.4 offensive rating and a +19.1 net rating in 302 minutes.
KO's season stat line is almost identical to last season.
If you want to cherry pick ...sure .... I guess we can make Rozier look better than Chris Paul
Yeah, KO is putting up numbers very similar to what he did here. The only area of significant improvement is his assists.
His personal box score statistics are rising greatly because the ball has been put in his hands more than anyone else on the team save for Dragic. In the last 2 games K.O. has 163 total touches and so does Dragic, no one else is even close. In Boston last year he averaged 42.8 touches per game, those touches were of inferior quality to what he is receiving in Miami many of which were to do no more than initiate the offense.
I don't think there is any way they are going to deviate from this offensive explosion as the shot quality he is creating has to be off the charts good. The offensive rating with K.O. on the floor has been climbing and climbing all year and now sits at 110.8 which for comparison sake would rank 5th in the league if it were Miami's offensive rating on the year. Without him on the floor the offensive rating sits at what would rank as the league's worst offense 100.1 behind Phoenix at 100.9. The net rating goes from a -3.8 without him to a +5.4 with him. The dude is quickly becoming a [dang] cult hero in Miami just read their forums.
Here's his game logs for the year. He hasn't been playing lights out with much better production for weeks upin months. He's had three freaking good games
That's it. A few good games in a row. Otherwise, he is thesame player he was here for 4 years and even then, I am sure KO had great weeks above his usual stat production here as well. KO is the same player he has been since basically his rookie year.
I am obviously stupid so i would like you to explain this to me in more details
22/3 22p 10ass obviously a great game i guess the team did put the ball in his hands
20/3 30p 6 ass same thing. Very good game indeed. btw it was a 2OT game!
17/3 17p(7/14) 0ass not as impresive but still good
15/3 13p(4/13) 5ass the usual KO
13/3 9p 7ass
11/3 13p 2ass
09/3 10p 2 ass
07/3 3p 5 ass
06/3 15p 8 ass
04/3 17p 4ass
in 10 games during this so called hot streak he has 14ppg (varying between 3 and 30 points)
and 5 apg which is pretty good. He played 26mpg (including the 41m double overtime) just 3mins o ver his season average.
His season avg 11.4p 2.7as 23m
last season in Boston 9p 2as 20m
Miami's offense has looked virtually unguardable with K.O
beacuse Spoelstra uses him 3 mins more and KO scores 2.5 points more and dishes 2 assists more?