I hear ya Slam. My only point is that spacing occurs b/c of players being able to stretch the defense at their position. That's why I mentioned the examples from other teams to show that it is an NBA concept, not a Bobcats one. If a player is not concerned about the man he is guarding off the ball being able to shoot, then he can help freely off on the ball without penalty and clog the lane from the penetrator. The key to setting someone up for a shot is them being in a position they can make it from and their defender coming to help to create an alley to pass it to them.
With the old illegal defense rules, guys could not sag off and help as easily as they can now without penalty. The entire reason the rule changed was to make isolation play more difficult and to re-incorporate perimeter shooting into the game.
Look around the league. Most of the teams who are successful offensively integrate lineups with shooters around the offense initiator to make help defense harder.
That was all I was saying in regards to spacing, lineup selection, and player placement on the floor. You and I agree on the type of play given the type of situation timewise.
Ultimately, I think that everyone on here is making good points. I just think that as time grows and chemistry goes that Larry will be able to orchestrate proper SETS, with proper PERSONNEL, with multiple OPTIONS for the final play. If that occurs and Felton says "eff this I'm doing my own thang" (which I don't think he has done over and over and over again w/o repurcussion), I gurandamntee LB will intervene.
As it stands, I have to believe he is carrying out the coach's plan of getting the last shot without allowing the defense to get a chance at their own.
Agreed on there being a difference b/w 24 seconds and 6 seconds coming up the floor w/o a TO. Great point.
BTW, Another example of him giving up a late shot that I don't know if folks mentioned was the late game kick out to Shannon for 3, where Shannon froze under the pressure, dribbled around and then drove in for 2 w/ the clock running down (we were down 3). In fairness in Shannon, that was a tough position to be in. On the flipside, it reiterates the point about not being afraid to fail in those situations. I only mention this example to say if a guy like Shannon Brown who is fearless and unconscious 99.9% of the time freezing up and not pulling the trigger doesn't reiterate this point to folks, I don't know what will.