PLAY-ER MOVE-MENT!!! Our offense looks so stagnant, no cutting, no slashing, no rotating, no picks, that's not the way to generate open shots consistently! It looked like we were just playing hot patato on the perimater which led to not much at all, especially at times we NEEDED to score (TP got bailed out with that foul call)
Just try a Pick and Roll play....... there you go, now times that by 100. It's simple, but it works, I think we have a great team make-up for a pick and roll dominated offense, spread the floor bring one of our bigs out for pick, should work AT LEAST 80% of the time for an open shot (Running actual plays PERIOD would be a helpful start)
Longmire should become our Brandon Roy! He is our best finisher, we need him to not be timid in the final minutes. He needs to take control of the offense and be ready to shoot the big shot or make the big pass. Once Dunigan gains more confidence and his offense becomes less uncooked meat we can differ to him in the middle more and take some pressure off Longmire (all though we still should use him alot right now too)
Zone Defense, we get killed on individual matchups, especially who Porter is guarding. Porter tries to get alot of fouls called, which has worked for him in the past, but with no help, when it's not working for him his player usually ends up with open shots while Porter argues on the floor for a foul. Our defense needs to be more of a cohesive whole to be affective
Better Clock Management, Earnie Kent called a few timeouts I HATED. One was with two minutes left in regulation leaving us with only one left, we sure could have used that in the final minute. He again called another one when we scored and they had no time outs left, which allowed them to set up (It almost worked as their shot looked good), His end of the game plays did not work at all as they either took too much time to set up or were broken up immidiatly leaving us running around like chickens with our heads cut off. It seems he had no plan B's which you need up to Plan D's at least on a game ending play.
And does anyone know why Vooged isn't playing? I thought he was eligable this year to play, and when watching him shoot around before the game at at half time his shot money!