Originally Posted by knickscity
I agree with you on this, but why wasn't he in the way of Dirk last season?
Dirk's game isn't based on interior scoring the way Amar'e Stoudemire's is. Last season less than 15% of Nowitzki's offense came from interior scoring.
Also, Dallas used a 3 Out 2 In motion type offense when they went into free-lance play. When they went into that motion it appears as though Tyson Chandler's only rule within the system is run the baseline block to block but never be in the low post on Nowitzki's side of the floor.
Also when using Chandler and Nowitzki in the ballscreen game they never occupied the same area of the floor. Nowitzki would set side or "slot" screens and pop into the mid-post type area. Chandler would then set a high or slot screen if the original ball handler kicked the ball out after Nowitzki's screen. By having Nowitzki screen first you are establishing where you need Chandler to be for the rest of the possession.
If you watch the Knicks this season they do the EXACT opposite. Whether free-lance or set play the Knicks always have Chandler screen first and his first screen is almost always a side screen. If Amar'e is asked to screen on that possession you now have him rolling to the hoop with Chandler in the post.