Re: Half Court Sets or Run Which do you refer?
Both! Run and gun won't win a title. Every team has to learn the halfcourt game, especially for playoff time. When a crucial bucket is needed, the games slows down and then a play has to be run. The best teams and the best leaders know how to control the pace of the game. Plus, in the playoffs, it's much more physical. The Bulls relied on the halfcourt game when they made the playoffs 3 years in a row. That's what freed up their shooters. NOW, with Rose, their transition game is getting a facelift! Hinrich is not quick nor fast. Rose is both to the 10th power! Pax and Del Negro know what they're doing. They will teach Rose the halfcourt game FIRST! It was rumored Rose already complained during the summer league about the slow pace, but that's what wins titles. I've played in leagues where guys on my team were fast and could jump out the gym, but they didn't know how to do a pick and roll...or even set a damn pick. Then I've played with less athletic guys who are basketball smart....and they'll pick you all day long, and make you look stupid with their plays. There is a local team that gave us fits. We were all in our mid twenties...we had dunkers..shooters...run and gun all day!!! We played a team..all guys in their LATE 30's!! and they would destroy us everytime! The slowed the gamed down..they played physical...and ran circles around us on the court. The Bulls have, and will continue, to TEACH this team playoff ball. At times it may be boring, but it gets the job done. That's what we're here for....W's!!!