He's really good at drawing offensive fouls. He has a long reach which he uses reasonably well. It's just that opponents can exploit the other, defensively weak players on our team (DLee) so the person who Jeffries is covering usually doesn't carry the ball.
He's a reliability on the offensive end since he's an awful shooter, though. His FG% is inflated since opponents will leave him wide open and dare him to shoot.
sigh, dantoni was the reason they lost tonight...basically played a 6 man rotation, swallow whatever bull**** is out there and play nate. ridiculous.
I don't get the super-short rotation plan. It's not like we're in the middle of the playoffs. I'd like to see the rookies get more time, and shouldn't Curry be given a chance to show that he's healthy enough to dump on some other team?
Our loss last night has a lot to do with the inefficiency of our offense without Hughes. He's the only player on this team that can come off a DLee screen and make good decisions. The 93470234242 3-pointers attempted shows how we had to settle for bad shots since we couldn't drive to the net effectively.
I'm baffled by how committed D'antoni is to running a PnR based offense when we have Chris Duhon NBA starter running the point. He should have made some adjustments, like running Harrington/Gallo/DLee off backdoor screens away from the ball to attack the paint.
I'm thinking about doing a breakdown of the Knick's PnR troubles via screen captures of a typical play. Anyone know where I can download full Knicks games?
-We ran a ton of set plays on offense.
-Duhon had a decent amount of success driving the lane off a screen. He almost had a triple double, too.
-Bender has 9 points in 14 minutes in his first game in 4 years or whatever. Jordan Hill who?
-AHSS did not play very well.
I wonder Nate can fetch, with his one-year contract.
In theory, I'd think he could be a valuable role player on a contending team, but it's hard to know how coachable he is. On the surface, he hardly seeks like a "cancer," and not even much of a head case. But something must have set D'Antoni off behind closed doors.