coltraning wrote:I would venture that Nash would make any team highly entertaining.
He would make most teams successful as well
He was trained in the Nellie system and is running a suped-up version of the Nelson system, now. Phoenix has the type of team Nelson wanted in Dallas but Cuban kept getting in the way of. Cuban's Nellie/Avery hybrid team is doing pretty well, as is the Nellie style team that Nash is running in Phoenix.
At one time, before he was trained by Nelson, Cuban tried to trade Nash but found no takers, due to his contract. Then, Cuban let Nash walk, without compensation, because Cuban felt like Nash didn't play enough defense and he thought he'd break down. All Nash has done, since, is win two MVPs in a row and is playing better than the past two years, this year.
Phoenix doesn't play any defense either, unless you look at the stats. Somehow Phoenix manages to play better defense than their opponents, head to head, during the game. That is, they hold the other team to fewer points than they allow, which is the object of the game. To win, you have to score more points than you allow (duh). Either score more, or allow less. However you want to look at it. The glass is half full or half empty.
It, allegedly, hasn't been proved that that system will win in the playoffs unless you count the system that Nelson trained in, and learned from, in Boston.
I feel like, unless the owner or GM interferes, that Nelson will get the same results with the Ws. It doesn't look like it will happen right away. Nelson needs to find out who's with him and who's not with him. Some guys will have to go. If Richardson would stay healthy, things would change right away. IMO.