Fat Lever will guard Pistol PeteWell Pistol's gonna score no matter what you do but you are choosing to limit his penetration which is a nice move because that should also help with his setting up the offense because Pistol was great at driving and kicking it out nice move. He'll still score but you should make his a jump shooter.
Dumars is going to take Dominique Wilkins.Okay so Buc has Nique on the wing looking to drive but will take the 3 if wide open. You are playing somewhat lose looking to give him the J. Nice move here for DD, Nique was not nearly as dangerous when he was being played though becuase Howard is coming out of the paint to PnR and Mikan won't be in the deep post Wilkins should get some easy layups if he gets by Dumars.
Dantley will defend EnglishI understand that this is your only option and you would rather have English scoring than Nique or Psitol but with an open lane and you playing him tight i think that English is going to have a nice night.
Bob Pettit will defend MikanWell it sounds like Mikan will mostly be in the high post which is lucky for you because down low i think he could over power Pettit but out on the high post i think that Pettit will do okay, Mikan has an okay night. Also the rebounding battle should be pretty close.
Parish will take Dwight Howard . Okay good move, Howard won't be doing a ton of scoring with Parish on him but he is coming out of the paint which will take Parish out of your paint, and open it up for Pistol, English and Nique they will all get some easy buckets because of this but not much you could do about that.
When Nash is in the ballgame we will run n gun for most of his minutes. When Lever is at PG, we will slow things down and go into the half court set which will be the followingGot it run 17 minutes, half court for 31.
Lever will bring the ball up the court an donce he has dished it off he will be on the perimeter, either on the weakside corner or at the top of the key. He will come in for rebounding oppurutunities however.
Okay well it doesn't sound like hes a huge part of your scoring offesne just set up the offense and go for rebounds and take easy shots. He should do well in this role, especially the robounds when Parrish leaves the paint and he can rebound better than anyone else on the court in the backcourt.
Dumars will also be operating on the perimeter,
Okay good move here Dumars should have a nice game against English, they are playing him tight but you are running some PnR's so he should get some easy open jumpers.
Adrian Dantley will be on the opposite side to Pettit, in the elbow.Good move Dantley should get some easy buckets on Nique especially when Dwight gets draged out of the paint.
When Nash comes in, we'll pick up the pace and look to challenge the defense in every way possible.Okay i like Nash as a change of pace point guard he should be fine on offense and if FG is running at the same time that could be a very fun few minutes to watch.OK, to start the game, we'll be running similar sets to what Ripnu Ginobiliton used against them.
Ok i think that this should work pretty well.
That set is going to be mixed with the 1-3-1 that we used against CC. Maravich/Parker at the top. Mikan/O'Neal setting the screen or setting up at the elbow. Nique/English/Battier on the wings. And Howard or O'Neal in the low post. Hooefully y'all remember the options of the offense.
Again not gonna break this down a ton but i think it should work pretty well, the wings should do some damage in this.
Ok, this game, we're going 10 minutes of the "HELL" set.This should work okay on offense but on defense im still not sold. I know you put Battier in there but i don't like him on Pettit or Heinshon at all. He is going to get tourched by Heinshon in the post and Pettit was just too good of a scorer to be stoped.
Lever will be guarded by whomever is at PG.Okay well he isn't a huge part of there offense so i don't think he'll give you a ton of trouble.
Dumars will be guarded by the SG. We're gonna stay in his face and dont let him get clean shots off.
They're coming up and setting some picks for him so he should get some open shots.
Dantley will be guarded by whomever is at SF except in the run n gun lineup where he'll be guarded by Nique.Don't like this much either i think Dantleys going to tourch Nuque.
Petit will be guarded by Mikan to start. Hand in face, and stay in front. Don't try and block his shots. Hand in face. During the HELL said, Battier will be on him. We expect Petit to be at the high post instead of the post so Battier should slow him down. I think Pettit should have a nice game i don't think Mikan is quick enough to keep up with Pettit, and Battier i don't like either. He does fine against other wing players but i don't like him on a power forward i don't care where that forward is playing they will win that battle everytime. (Lucas over Artest).
Parish will be guarded by Howard. We want to keep him off the boards and other than that, we arent too worried. If he starts hitting some jumpers, we'll adjustParrish will score some but he'll have a pretty average overal.
Overall- Ok for DD i think that Dumars, Dantley and Pettit should have a nice game, for FG English and Mikan should have nice games, and Nique and Pistol will get there points as should Parrish for DD. I think the starters are all pretty even and i think it should be a close game but i think that DD pulls away a little bit when Battier is on Pettit/Heinsohn, i really don't like that matchup and i think thats the difference in this game.
Score 117- 113