Some posters have questioned whether or not Flip Saunders deserves any credit for the revival of our team's play these past 4 games. They cite the fact that Flip Saunders has simplified his offense so as to not overwhelm the new players. But does that mean that Flip isn't calling any plays? That he doesn't do anything when the Wizards are on offense other than act as a cheerleader?
I Stand By My Previous Assertions That "Flip's Offense" is Working
I believe it when everybody says Flip has simplified the offense. I get that, fine. But the simple fact of the matter is that:
- New players are passing the ball a whole lot more than the old players did.
- New players are moving without the ball a whole lot more than the old players did.
- New players are getting open a whole lot more than the old players did.
- New players are taking open shots a whole lot more than the old players did.
Based on all of the above, I can’t see how people can say that the players aren’t running any kind of offense. It may not be the Hawk, but whatever it is it is working. The proof is in the pudding. Three wins in four games. Over 20 assists per game. Previously, an average of only 18 assists a game, second worst to only the Nets. If that can be accomplished without running any plays, then these new guys must have Einstein-level basketball IQs. I'm curious what everyone really thinks.