Re: "Antoni and the missing "D"
Here's another tidbit for you to think about; Stealing minutes......It's one thing to play at an extremely fast pace when your starters are all out there......and quite a different thing to do it with your bench guys out there.
Lets say the guys need a 5 minute break but the opponent has all their starters....or key starters on the floor, they are very likely to win that battle....so if you slow the pace down on offense, it will definitely mean fewer possessions and less damage taken.....throughout an NBA game this can mean 10 fewer points for the opponent. In AAU ball a master clock managing coach is worth about 20 points with either no clock or 35 sec clock.
Problem with the Lakers is that 'Antoni is a one trick pony, he only has 1 style and 1 speed.