Kingsfans seems to be slowly dividing into two camps. One side believe our roster does have talent, and while the talent doesn't fit all that well we do have the talent to be much more competitive than we currently are, and a large part of that boils down to our coach's incorrect use of our players and not running an offensive system based on his players strengths. Or really, an offensive system at all.
Then there's the ever growing second group, who's sick of the losing, believes there isn't much talent on this roster at all, no coach could improve our competitiveness due to our lack of talent, and our best option going forward is to blow the whole damn thing up, starting with Reke and Cuz.
I'd argue that while our talent does not fit all that well, the larger issue and the main reason for our 4-12 record is the use of the talent we do have, and that the lack of an apparent offensive system is killing our team.
Here's a brief look into our past and a look at the system run by the best coach in Sac history.
BJax feeds the ball to Vlade at the high post, Peeler and Christie providing spacing at the 3pt line on opposite sides. BJax dives, Peeler curls, Christie curls from opposite wing, then BJax curls around Vlade for the jumper.
That could work by switching Brooks/Jimmer/MT with BJax, and Cuz with Vlade, getting a good shot in rhythm.
Here ball is swung, then given to Brad at the high post, followed by down screens on both sides of the floor for both Bibby and BJax. Constant motion. Motion with intent.
No reason we can't have Cuz at the high post with this kind of motion and our shooters coming off screens for easier looks. It'd be a great set to run in the 2nd or 4th when Cuz, MT and Jimmer are out there and have both MT/Jimmer curling from opposite side.
Here ball is swung, hitting Brad on the perimeter while BJax dives. Christie spacing the floor and notice as BJax curls up top for the handoff, Peeler dives to the far baseline providing spacing and clearing room.
This is a perfect set to run between MT and Cuz, yet we've never seen anything like it run.
This is incredibly simple and could easily be run between Cuz and Reke. Floor spaced, but Cuz and JT at both elbows, Reke feeds to Cuz, then JT screens Reke's man as Reke curls back door.
We simply don't see this spacing and this set for example is incredibly simple. Our players are not too dumb to run this.