Explain that to me if you would.
Defense is a team effort (especially zone) and Kidd has always been a part of solid defensive teams throughout his tenure in the NBA. I never stated that Kidd's defense won the Mavs the title over the Heat but I did state that he was was a solid presence on that end. Either way, I was agreeing with fan_of_a_fan's post that you don't have to be a '10 assist per game' PG to win a championship and only Jason Kidd averaged over 6 assist to help lead his team to a title over the past decade or so.
i am not denying or afraid to admit that kemba has improved. he is much better thus far this year than he ever was last year. i hope he continues to improve but our offense is absolutely horrid in the half court.
Lots o' people arguing around each other in this har thread
Do you not think the lack of any post player had no effect last season and on this one as well? Hasn't our offense suddenly gotten better since Mully finally realized that he actually can shoot inside that painted area?
What about not having anyone in the starting lineup other than Kemba and now MKG who can create their own shot?
Did "Chef" really just say that our offense is every bit of dysfunctional as last year's? Ditto that it's not running like a well oiled machine, but we have made great strides. Not to leave out the "half court set" part because we are currently 7th in the league in fast break points, but pushing the tempo is a part of the game that not every PG have the skill sets to execute properly either. I'm sure we would be a top tier half court offense if we had a all-star caliber post presence OR a superstar scorer. Unfortunately we don't. At least not yet.
If you're talking 1st option then sure...but is anyone saying they want/expect Kemba to ultimately be our 1st option? I know I'm not.
I'd like to make it known that Chris Paul hasn't won dick in his entire lifetime... but he has punched people in theirs. not so sure he's the guy we want to be searching for.
we suck so yes that is a huge reason but our offense hasn't gotten any better in the half court this year. trivially better since hendo has been out. this partly speaks to our pg play.