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Fire Monty! Actual in depth analysis of Monty's playcalling



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The best end of game plays give you options. Rarely is a set that finishes with the ball handler driving just a hero-ball, isolation play. On the final play against the Celtics the Hornets had off ball movement designed to potentially create a drive and kick. In this case—and most score-or-lose situations—the ball handler (Gordon) drove and shot, forgoing the pass. And I’m okay with that.

...Even after Anthony Davis’s game winning put back people were still critical of Monty’s play call. The mood seemed to be Well-It-Worked-But-I-Still-Don’t-Like-The-Isolation. But as I said before, that was just one of a few potential options. Gordon’s layup was a good attempt; a high quality look we’ve seen him make plenty of times before. His shot barely missed going in and Davis was in position to win the game off the miss. Take a look at it again. Roberts cuts cross court and and if Paul Pierce cheats off him to defend Gordon then it leaves hi wide open for a kickout pass.

It’s also worth noting that while Gordon drove, Davis stays away from the basket before coming in for the putback. That’s by design. It forces the defense to choose: cover Davis away from the play or lose track of him to play help defense.

The Celtics chose the latter and it allowed Davis to come in almost unchallenged to put in the game winner. The Celtics don’t box him out because they have no idea where he is. On the flip side, if they kept a man on him it takes away a defender from the basket and potentially gives Gordon an easier chance to score.

...Monty knows any end of game play ultimately comes down to execution. “I’ve been running the same stuff, the same tricky plays all year. It just comes down to execution…If it goes in, everyone, they think I’m Popovich if it doesn’t go in they think I can’t coach,” he said after the Celtics win. “I’ve got five hundred plays at home but you only need one. If the guy makes the shot people think you’re a genius.”

Even though the execution hasn’t always worked out, Monty know’s his plays work saying, “Bottom line is I believe in my system and I believe it’ll win us a championship someday.”

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There's a lot more at the link including video. I highly recommend Jake's Beneath the Screen series, one of the best regular features on the Hornets there is.







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corndeaux
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Great link.

Monty's offense gets bashed b/c of low ppg due to slow lace but with the injuries and talent available he has done a great job. There is creativity in many of his sets and more often than not he draws up.something good out of timeouts.

If anything I think his defensive system- pack the paint and allow open 3s- needs some work. Maybe better perimeter defenders help, but all 3 of his teams have given up tons of 3pa. Not encouraging in the drive and kick NBA.






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This is why Vasquez cannot handle the ball in late-game situations. His inability to drive past anyone doesn't create any problems with the defense and GV is forced to take an awful contested shot since players like Ryno and EG are still covered.





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His inability to drive past anyone doesn't create any problems with the defense and GV is forced to take an awful contested shot since players like Ryno and EG are still covered.
I love the general, but that is the realest talk Ive seen on here in a while.






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Monty knows any end of game play ultimately comes down to execution. “I’ve been running the same stuff, the same tricky plays all year. It just comes down to execution…If it goes in, everyone, they think I’m Popovich if it doesn’t go in they think I can’t coach,” he said after the Celtics win. “I’ve got five hundred plays at home but you only need one. If the guy makes the shot people think you’re a genius.”

Even though the execution hasn’t always worked out, Monty know’s his plays work saying, “Bottom line is I believe in my system and I believe it’ll win us a championship someday.”


I like it. I do believe the criticism of some of his rotations (see the Lakers game in the 4th quarter) can be criticized. But he receives too much flack for end of game set plays, imo. As always, if your guys execute, they work.



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But he receives too much flack for end of set plays, imo.


Too often its criticizing the result of the play rather than the design.

not every play will be a winner-sometimes it's a bad call, sometimes it's bad execution, and sometimes (more often than not the last two years) the other team is just better.






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and sometimes (more often than not the last two years) the other team is just better.


Well, yeah, there's this.






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I've said I love when the ball is in Gordon's hands at the end of the game ala Phoenix and Dallas.

I've also said sit Vasquez on the bench in crunch time if he can't get past his first option before he lets a desperation fly.

Duh, yeah, it all comes down to execution. But it's the coaches responsibility to put his players in the best positions to execute. And IMO, Monty hasn't done that for the most part.






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