Also, is packing the paint more scheme or lazy, undisciplined defense? Again, some of both, but we're looking at a dumpster fire right now. A lot needs to change there and I think a more complete offseason program with a complete roster will go along way to correcting i
I thought Monty said something to the effect that his philosophy is to pack the paint. I could be wrong on that.
I agree that they need more time and better players, but whatever system they are using is broken.
Using NBA.com, I looked at opponent FGA and %s from different shooting zones. The three zones I focused on are in the restricted area, mid range, and corner 3- the first and last arguably the best shots an offense can take and the middle the worst.
Compared to the rest of the league, opponents take the 4th most shots in the league in the restricted area, the least amount of shots from mid range, the 4th most corner 3s.
As for %s, in the restricted area OPP FG% is 12th highest (Lopez has shocked me with his shot blocking this season), 5th highest in mid range, and 5th highest in corner 3s. LINK
This is obviously a DUH to what we see every night. But it bears repeating, they let teams shoot where they want to shoot. Even when teams take mid range shots, given the high %, they are open shots.