Required reading for RayRayFelton and Mike D'Ontgiveashyti
Cuban's a character. I do think they got jobbed in that finals against the Heat. I mean if you even looked the wrong way at Dwayne Shady, the player got a foul called on them. Pure BS.
Then again you are a Spurs fan. But since I'm a Knicks fan, I'll root for the Knicks to beat down your hated rivals the Dallas Mavericks.
@Orange_and_Blue I've said it before and here it is again, I love Raymond's heart and abilities but I think a good nomme de plume might be "Rainman" for two non subtle reasons.First he can make it rain, he can shoot the ball, and that is a great thing, especially in the downpour D'Offensi encourages.But as the the other Rainman, the Dustin Hoffman one, Ray occaisionally shows a flash of understanding but insists on doing it his way.Ray is a brilliant offensive guard, but let's remember Amare's inside success with the Nash P&R combo.Amare has developed a money jumper, he's had to because he's played tighter(kudos), but his offense without the ball has suffered.Actually Douglas runs a better P&R than Ray does.Douglas is another story, actually similar to Ray's in a way.He is knocked for shooting the J too much and not thinking the game.He's encouraged to lay that way in a gunslinger offense.It's hurting the kids development.He has the talent to run an offense but that's not the way his 6' body is being pushed.Like Nate he will need to get away from D'Ont-think to develop his pg skills.I'm done carping about D'Ant and the P&R.Nash ran it and D'Opei was fine with it.Ray thinks he's out of prison with D'O but the wheels on the bus are waiting, they go round and round.D'Ant will upgrade and a guy who could be better will be gone, gone gone, gone.
@Tman You do know that the soft show on the STAT and Felton P&R is by design to allow STAT a more free form flow, less obstructed, to the rim. Problem is that Felton niether attacks the P&R like Rose or Westbrook (not as explosive thus not his advantage) nor observe the initial play and options as they open up (ala Nash and Paul).
Read the article as similar to my piece on the P&R as criticism of D'ANtoni's initial limited run of the set drive or kick to the point guard or roller and kick out to the wing for the threes. What was missing and what is slightly being added to the Knicks set, is that STAT is at times looking for Fields or Douglas or another cutter, taking a page from the Sactown kings of the late 90's where Miller played some point center.
I do agree that a conclusion can be reached that if Felton's game on the P&R isn't the ariel attack of Westbrook or Rose, it should be the methodical surgeon of Nash or Paul. I wouldn't compare the 4 in Mahoney's article so readily as the 4 appear to be taking advantage of their best option on teh P&R (Westbrook and Rose the hard drive w/ their ariel talent, Nash and Paul the surgical strike as neither is as lethal in the air a Westbrook or Rose). Then again I do think young is the perfect time to cultivate the mental side of the game b/c when those legs aint lifting like before you develop the mental lift of broadsight and timing to those who can lift, shoot over or finish.
Good read though. Seems like me and Mahoney inspire each other. Nice!