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Nets need to change their offense

I know there has been a lot of talk lately about Brook Lopez and how bad he is. However, I don't think he is the real problem. I think the offense and the way its setup is flawed. After watching almost all the games so far this season, there are some things I'm starting to notice:

1) We slow down the tempo. So much so that it takes 15 of the 24 seconds off the shot-clock to setup a play. Thus always leaving less than 10 seconds for the play itself.

2) The PG dominates the ball. The offense requires the play to be setup by the PG. In previous seasons, we run a motion offense which focuses on back door cuts and a lot of passing ... a significant difference from what we're running now. The flaw here is that Devin is not a pass-first PG and doesn't have the greatest court vision. Thus, its not a good offense to run when the PG has questionable decision-making ability. Countless times, you see a lot of indecision and thus the overdribbling and the clock always near expiration.

3) This offense is built for a dominant big man with effective perimeter shooters. For example, this works very well for the Spurs when Tim Duncan is dominant in the middle and when Ginobili and Jefferson are on top of their game out on the perimeter. Lopez isn't quite there yet in the role of a dominant big. His ineffectiveness tends to stick out more because he has to be a force in order for the offense to work. When he's not on top of his game, it makes Outlaw and Morrow look like they are just standing around waiting for the ball.

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