i know its preseason but players put 100% in every game whether its playground(durant scoring 66 at rucker),summer lg(team recongintion),training camp(position battles) . but dunlap seems to be running a run and gun type philosophy and that style kinda cancels out defense. missed 3 pointers causes easy buckets and okc killed us in transition. also ,i know okc killed us in the paint but they also played their starting front court longer while we was experimenting.
the run and gun style worked for phoenix but for so long ,they had actual players who were built for that system. everybody on the suns ran the court whether it was defense or offense, so if they missed a 3pt they had marion who was able to recover on d at pf or a stoudamire at c ,which both were anomalies for their pos. that style semi-worked for the magics but they had a dominant force in the middle that allowed the offense to shoot more open shots and to play more freely. we don't have that luxury to be jacking 25 three pointer attempts a game.
im a fan of larry brown's system but i didn't agree with how he managed his players.lb didn't like to develop youth but his system was tough and defensive minded and it made the most out of what we didn't have. if we couldn't score no prob u won't score either .if your a lb player and your going to take a 3, you better be known to hit some , not to be taken 3's just because your open. we have the the players to run a defensive tempo game , we have the players to run an up tempo game ,but we don't have the players to run and gun with . yes i think we have better scorers than lb's team but not the personal to run dunlaps system .
d'antoni tried to duplicate that tempo with the knicks ; yes he had more scorers but he didn't have the players to rebound or cancel out the transistion. d'antoni had anthony who plays ok d but he's not going to hustle after a missed shot, d'antoni had stoudamire but he got the stoudamire after the 100 mil contract; that doesn't rotate, hustle or rebound.
i hope dunlap's just weighing out coaching options or whatever because its preseason but i hope this isn't our style for the future.