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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?


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