I have a problem with the Kings. They have slowed their pace every year. Last season, I was disturbed by their absolutely poor execution in true transition situations like 2 v 1 and 3 v 2. In particular, oug christie and mike bibby were well below par. there were games where'd they turn 3 v 2 breaks into turnovers on more than one occasion per game. and, while it says they do a great job of finding Peja Stojakovic in transition for wide open threes, I'd suggest that was about three years ago. It doesn't happen much, if at all, anymore, and won't, as Christie was really the only one who would find Peja consistently in a secondary situation. Peja, to his credit, has also become more effective at attacking the basket in transition, which may also factor into the fewer open threes he gets in transition now. it says the kings big guys may finish as well as any in transition; i can't tell you how many lay-ups miller missed last year and webber runs only on occasions and usually only
when he is dribbling, a sight that leads almost everyone in Arco to start yelling "pass the ball" or "give it up, Chris."
The Kings typically score a lot because they shoot a high percentage from the floor, 3-pt line and FT line, and 2 seasons ago, they were 2nd in the league in steals which led to 1 v 0 fastbreaks in many instances. The also get a lot of shots off 2 passes into their half-court offense: the pass to the high post and the pass to the shooter or cutter.
However, in 2 v 1 and 3 v 2 situations, the Kings have not converted at a high rate.
Gabe Farkas <gabefark@...> wrote:
I'm not sure about the legality of reprinting Insider
access, but I don't have any qualms about listing the
teams he mentions:
--- Michael Tamada <tamada@...> wrote:
> The NBA page at espn.com has an Insider article
> enttitled "Insider Scout Brian James: The 9 best
> fast-breaking teams". I don't have ESPN Insider,
> does anyone know what teams made the list? I'm not
> even sure if it's supposed to be the 9 best of
> alltime, which I presume it is, or the 9 best this
> year, which would actually still be interesting.
> P.S. I'm still away from regular Internet access, I
> was actually trying to reply to the query
> Points Added. As with DeanO and EdK, I've never
> heard of the term.
> ATTACHMENT part 2 application/ms-tnef
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