The preseason has been short. Lots of stuff being worked in while still being worked on. It simply takes time.
More pressure on shooters would work to our advantage as the lanes would open up for dribble penetration, something we have elite skills for in Lowry, DDR, Delon, Norm. The whole point of the volume of shot threes is to develop a taste for it, allow it to become part of the comfort zone and build confidence.
The defense was excellent in the second half, it wasn't just trading baskets. The team might not shoot 40% from three but it won't be shooting 20% either. The first five games of the season we are shooting 29% which is not nearly as bad considering Norm, Miles and Lowry haven't shot well. If the team gets it to ~35% on current rate of 35 attempts from three that would produce around 36ppg on those 35 shots. The moment Lowry, Miles and Norm get out of the current funk we'll be really close to that percentage if not above it. Throw in some cold games and some super hot games, let those cancel out and suddenly you have solid 3pt shooting that provides a ton of space for our elite dribble penetration talent and P&R game.
New system is being forced at the moment, team will settle on a new identity soon enough. Defense has been really good. A lot's of stuff has been really good. And there is so much potential and room to grow still. From chemistry to individual roles, shape, form, playbook and even health in OG's case.
Great post +1