Skip to main content

Ime Udoka needs to follow Pop's lead on pace and movement

 The numbers show it! Brian Scalabrine and Mike Gorman revealed it in Celtics win over the Knicks last night. Many fans have labeled the Celtics offense as not only ineffective quite often - but also boring

Here's part of the reason. Boston ranks 29th - second-to-last - in Average Speed on Offense, operating at the sluggish pace of 4.3 miles per hour. They also rank 27th in Distance Traveled on Offense, covering a mere 9.4 miles. The numbers don't lie. This team lacks speed and movement on the offensive end. 

Here's the kicker!
The San Antonio Spurs, coached by Ime Udoka's mentor, Gregg Popovich, are first in the NBA in both categories - offensive speed and distance. And San Antonio lands six players in the top-10 in Average Speed on Offense, with Dejounte Murray leading the way - ranking 3rd (League-wise) in speed and 5th in distance.

So who are the "speed demons" in Boston? Jabari Parker takes top honors, but he is gone. Honorable mentions go to Dennis Schroder, Payton Pritchard, Josh Richardson , Romeo Langford and Jaylen Brown. Distance traveled on Offense? No surprises here. Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown are the long-distance guys. 

There you have it! But I must admit, although the Celtics offense has been boring, the win over New York last night showed hope. Jaylen Brown's first triple-double was a masterpiece. Brown's movement and his unselfishness (11 assists) give me hope for more wins and more excitement surrounding the Celtics on the offensive end. And Ime, can you please follow Pop's lead on pace and movement?


Popular posts from this blog

The Elm Street Nightmare

 A true-and-suspenseful horror tale of haunting, homicides and the hunt for triple-murderer, Daniel Laplante - as told by the cops that were there By Lt. Thomas Lane (Ret.) and Off. Steven Bezanson (Ret.) Daniel Laplante - cold, calm, clever, calculating- Photo: YouTube   Elm Street  surfaces on four occasions in the Laplante saga: 1.) He  resided on Elm Street  in Townsend, Massachusetts 2.) He  kidnapped a woman  at gunpoint on  Elm Street, Pepperell , Massachusetts 3.) He was arrested and transported to Massachusetts State Police Barracks on Elm Street in Concord . 3.) He was  tried, convicted   and sentenced for the murders at  Superior Court , corner of  Elm Stree t and Gorham Street, Lowell, Massachusetts. When evil and cleverness reside in the same mind, the stage is often set for true horror. Such was the case with triple-murderer, Daniel Laplante . As a 16-year old , he quickly transitioned from: Minor thefts and breaking into homes To: Taunting and threatening a father and

Sign the Petition! Let's honor Tommy Heinsohn

  No longtime Celtics fan can watch games this year without a somewhat heavy heart. For the last 50 plus years, we have been blessed as a franchise to have Tommy Heinsohn, Mr. Celtic himself, as a part of the organization. Whether it be as a player, coach, or commentator, Tommy has been an instrumental figure for the green, and his presence is missed on every broadcast. Nobody embodied what it meant to be a Celtic more than Tommy, and I know I miss his energy and ferocity every time Scal claims the refs "made the right call" against the Cs. While Tommy obviously belongs on the Mount Rushmore of Celtics, he is often overlooked in his place among the greats of NBA history. Looking back upon his life, one would be hard pressed to find someone with a bigger impact on NBA basketball than Mr. Celtic. For those who are unfamiliar, let's do a quick review. Tommy is one of 2 people to be inducted into the Hall of Fame as both a player and coach (the other being the indomitable Len

Anna Horford let's fan know Al's value to the Boston Celtics

 Some fans of pro basketball just take the contrary view just to be...well - contrary , with no solid basis for their stand. Such was the case when when Al Horford's sister, Anna Horford, overheard an argument centered around the value of her brother to the Boston Celtics . No true Boston fan doesn’t love Al!! — Stephanie (@smars319) November 23, 2021 Al's value. Let's take a look at his team stats : Scoring: 4th at 13.1 PPG Rebounds: 2nd at 8.7 RPG Assists: 3rd at 3.5 APG Steals: 4th at 0.9 SPG Blocks: 1st at 1.9 BPG (tied with Giannis for 6th place in the NBA) Minutes: 6th at 29.4 MPG   One more thing about the blocks. That is new for Al . He is the only player over 29 years of age in the top-6 in blocks. Horford is 35. This gem-of-an-individual needs to prove nothing to Celtics fans, but I bet he needs to prove something to himself. Have I ever mentioned I love this guy?