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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Seven Seconds or Mess: Play of the Week 11/13/08

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Has it been a week already? Well, close enough.

(Note: The gray defensive circles labeled 1-5 are position specific. A point guard is a 1, a center is a 5, etc.)

As you can see, it’s not as “tricky” as last week’s play, but equally effective. This time the key isn’t in the design of the play. Instead, it’s how Chris Duhon reads Chandler’s defender.

19 comments on “Seven Seconds or Mess: Play of the Week 11/13/08

  1. Gian Casimiro (SSoM) Post author

    So the play was set up by Zach’s earlier three pointer, right?

    I think Gasol should’ve stepped up both times – he’s the center, it’s his job to protect the paint. And if I’m a defender, I’ll live with Zach attempting 3′s. But this play shows you that D’Antoni’s spacing is causing problems for other teams.

  2. Mike K. (KnickerBlogger)

    Gian good point – Randolph open for three is most palatable for the defense on that play. I guess Gasol’s inexperience shows there.

    And it’s great to see that play twice – and the different options the Knicks have with it.

  3. BiggieSmalls

    refreshing to actually see cohesive plays run rather than Jamal isolating at the top of the key.

  4. Ray

    That was a nice play. Theres talk of the MArbury buyout in the works with restrictions on him signing with an Eastern conference team. I wish we could have worked a trade for him and gotten some value in return. If his departure makes space for Jr to come back I think Jr would only help the team.

  5. Brian Cronin

    I forget the rules exactly, what is the rule if a player is done for the year due to an injury?

    Do they still have to remain on the 15 man roster?

  6. jon abbey

    I forget the rules exactly, what is the rule if a player is done for the year due to an injury?
    Do they still have to remain on the 15 man roster?

    yep.

  7. Gian Casimiro (SSoM) Post author

    Gian good point – Randolph open for three is most palatable for the defense on that play. I guess Gasol’s inexperience shows there.

    And it’s great to see that play twice – and the different options the Knicks have with it.

    What makes it worse for Gasol is that they ran it on consecutive possessions. Gay made the adjustment and stayed in the lane the second time around but Gasol still backed off. I’m sure he got an earful in the film room.

    Here’s a transcript of an interview with Marbury after his meeting with Walsh:
    http://weblogs.newsday.com/sports/basketball/knicks/blog/2008/11/marbury_nothings_going_on.html

  8. Brian Cronin

    yep.

    Drat. I hoped there was some sort of exception if you can prove that a player is done for the year.

  9. Peter

    Why would we not want Marbury on an Eastern Conference Team? Wouldn’t it be great to watch him work his poison the Celtics? We should give him to the Celts for free.

  10. Peter

    Why would we not want Marbury on an Eastern Conference Team? Wouldn’t it be great to watch him work his poison on the Celtics? We should give him to the Celts for free.

  11. Owen

    Was just cruising through. B-R.

    The Knicks now have the 15th best offense in the league, better than their 18th ranked defense. But they are just 28th in efg% and 20th in defensive rebounding. How have they been doing it? They are second in the league in ft/fga, and 8th in turnover rate.

    Basketball is a funny game….

  12. Thomas B.

    From Ian Thomsen of CNNSI.com. All injured team.

    Third Team

    G Kirk Hinrich, Bulls: thumb surgery, out three months
    G Larry Hughes, Bulls: dislocated shoulder, missed first eight games
    F Al Harrington, Warriors: back spasms, out two weeks
    F Matt Harpring, Jazz: ankle surgery, missed first seven games
    C Eddy Curry, Knicks: overweight, out indefinitely
    ————-

    Okay everyone else has a real injury, but what does he call Eddy? That is just so wrong that I can’t stop laughing. I knew the media had a mad on for the Knicks, but this is just too far below the belt, which on Eddy is XXXXXL. Ha I couldnt resist.

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/writers/ian_thomsen/11/13/weekly.countdown/index.html?eref=T1

  13. Owen

    Yeah, that was a large mistake actually, was reading the defensive column…..

    Correction: Knicks are fourth in efg%. 27th in offensive rebounding, 29th in ft/fga and I am a duncekopf…

  14. scogg25

    Something is concerning me…the Knicks seem to be making a lot of excuses for everything…right now it’s not a big deal but if they start losing it could become a big problem.

    examples:
    D’Antoni mentioned that Wilson Chandler was in a minor slump because he was battling flu-like symptoms…we didn’t hear anything about that before.

    David Lee blames his poor play on a sore foot…I know it might hurt but it shouldn’t lead to such a dramatic decline in rebounding.

    The big one is that it seems like Eddy Curry is trying to blame everything on a sore knee. Maybe it got nicked a little when he popped that exercise ball.

    Even though things are going pretty good for the Knicks right now, I’m concerned with the way they pass off minor problems with excuses…if things start going bad, they could be in trouble.

    That being said it was good of Nate Robinson to blame his bad shooting night in San Antonio on just having a bad shooting night…glad to see he doesn’t have any bumps or bruises to complain about.

  15. Nick C.

    Owen, What does that make me? I wasn’t catching a mistake, I believed you and thought it seemed like a mysteruious combo.

  16. Owen

    Nick C. – It was an understandable mistake on your part.

    This is actually the first time I have ever been wrong about anything in my entire life. I am widely recognized for being correct in every instance.

    So don’t feel bad about it. Feel happy to have participated in such a historic moment.

    :-)

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