I know I said I was going to take a hiatus but some things I noticed.
SVG, is a hell of a coach and to there are only two better coaches than him, if I have to name them then you do not watch basketball, but there is one thing he does struggle with and he did mention it tonight. He noticed that J Rich was laboring, and he did not go to JJ quicker. His in game roster management sometimes can be quiestonable at times. Still, for him to take all the blame(when he obviously deserves at most 1% of it) is very stand up about him. A part of me wants SVG to leave, just because this roster is not suited for him. And it is going to be hard to change the players. SVG in Houston would be a match made in Heaven. It's not that I want SVG to leave just more that I want him to succeed.
Jameer Nelson is my favorite player outside of Dwight. I love his toughness and heart. He has a high basketball I.Q. But at some point in time he needs to be aggressive. And I do not mean for a quarter. I mean for the whole game. I know he thinks team first and that is great, but is more Derrick Rose type PG than a Chris Paul type PG. And he shoots numbers better than Rose. Now do not confuse that with I think he is Rose. No, no, no. What I am saying is that Orlando needs to really look at how it distributes its shot count. Team balance only goes so far. If Jameer is a shoot first PG, then he needs to shot more. At some point in time, efficiency becomes slightly overrated. You need your best player to be efficient, Dwight is. But you need someone who is a volume shooter. Shaq and Kobe. Shaq very efficient. Kobe volume shooter. Shaq and Wade. Both were actually pretty efficient. Kobe and Gasol. You get the point. I am not comparing Jameer to Kobe and Wade. But Jameer needs to become a 19-20 ppg player and not a 13-14 ppg. With the way he shoots the 3 this can be achieved. It's up to him.
The pace-with this roster you can not play slow basketball. I know half court wins in the playoffs, but whenever Orlando pushed the tempo against Atlanta, they scored easily. Atlanta is too big and strong at the wings for Orlando to play them in the half court. Against Boston, what people do not realize is that Boston shut Dwight down, not the wing players. Boston is not as big on the wings as Miami and Atlanta. Neither does Chicago. Magic needed to run to take advantage of Dwight's speed against the slow, plodding centers of Atlanta.