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Teams are too obsessed with "spacing" these days

#1Tony_Biggie_PunPosted 3/25/2013 6:24:47 AM
It's like coaches are afraid of running a traditional line up.

It was just 2 years ago that the Lakers dominated the league with the size and length down low. Every team was clamoring for more big players. Now everyone likes to say that you need to play small to win. Now I fully understand why everyone says that it's a copycat league.
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#2Ray_AP_37Posted 3/25/2013 6:29:11 AM
Teams are "obsessed" with spacing because defenses are so complex in today's game that if you don't have proper spacing, the defense can tilt the floor and effectively have a significant advantage over you if you have an offensive liability on the floor.
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#3McDonaldzzzPosted 3/25/2013 6:48:05 AM
Pau Gasol could space the floor decently well back then. He's got that 18 foot jumper
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#4demigodxseroPosted 3/25/2013 6:57:48 AM
From: Tony_Biggie_Pun | #001
Now everyone likes to say that you need to play small to win.

i think a big part of that is the fact that PG is the strongest and deepest position in the league right now. quick, flashy perimeter players get the most burn these day, rather than big, talented powerhouses. and i wouldnt say the officiating really favors big men either
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#5Me and the FanboyPosted 3/25/2013 7:02:03 AM
From: Ray_AP_37 | #002
Teams are "obsessed" with spacing because defenses are so complex in today's game that if you don't have proper spacing, the defense can tilt the floor and effectively have a significant advantage over you if you have an offensive liability on the floor.

And because you know....the days of a big having a good never mind dominant post game have gone the way of the dodo.
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#6NYGFan2008Posted 3/25/2013 7:05:29 AM
Remember how Rondo's ability to space the defense with his shot helped the Celtics win in 2010? Spacing is extremely important but not everything that matters. You have teams that can space well but still fail (Knicks). The best type if offense is inside-out.
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#7Tony_Biggie_Pun(Topic Creator)Posted 3/25/2013 7:09:32 AM
From: Ray_AP_37 | Posted: 3/25/2013 9:29:11 AM | #002
Teams are "obsessed" with spacing because defenses are so complex in today's game that if you don't have proper spacing, the defense can tilt the floor and effectively have a significant advantage over you if you have an offensive liability on the floor.


Playing big doesn't necessarily mean you have an offensive liability on the floor, and playing small doesn't necessarily mean that you have an advantage. If you play bad players just for the sake of playing small, you'll run into offensive problems, while also sacrificing length and size inside.

From: NYGFan2008 | Posted: 3/25/2013 10:05:29 AM | #006
Remember how Rondo's ability to space the defense with his shot helped the Celtics win in 2010? Spacing is extremely important but not everything that matters. You have teams that can space well but still fail (Knicks). The best type if offense is inside-out.


Knicks aren't failing bruh. We're 2nd in the East and we were predicted by ESPN to be 7th.
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#8_Floater_Posted 3/25/2013 7:11:59 AM
Tony_Biggie_Pun posted...
Knicks aren't failing bruh. We're 2nd in the East and we were predicted by ESPN to be 7th.


Oh god...
#9Tony_Biggie_Pun(Topic Creator)Posted 3/25/2013 7:13:09 AM
From: _Floater_ | Posted: 3/25/2013 10:11:59 AM | #008
Tony_Biggie_Pun posted...
Knicks aren't failing bruh. We're 2nd in the East and we were predicted by ESPN to be 7th.


Oh god...


Oh god what?
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#10NYGFan2008Posted 3/25/2013 7:15:25 AM
The point being the Knicks play style isn't a successful one. There's a reason you rarely see teams win solely on spacing. The Lakers played inside-out during the 00s and during the end of the 00s., the Miami Heat play inside out, the Spurs played inside out. Even the Celtics played inside-out despite having fantastic spacing. The Orlando Magic with Dwight Howard made the Finals playing inside-out but were way too reliant on their deep shooting which ultimately hurt them. The game is won inside.
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