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Dallas Coaching Staff Needs to Adapt & Adjust To Help Mayo Be A More Efficient Offensive Player Against Great Team Defense

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Dallas Coaching Staff Needs to Adapt & Adjust To Help Mayo Be A More Efficient Offensive Player Against Great Team Defense

Teams are game planning to minimize the effectiveness of mayo's high level play on the offensive end. Because teams know that if they can prevent OJ Mayo from having a great night scoring the ball at a high level. Then they will enhance their chances of winning games against dallas. Because OJ Mayo is really the only player on dallas as of right now. Who has the ability to consistently create high level offensive opportuinities for himself and his teammates.

For example:

1. Teams are making sure that they put their best defenders on him
2. Teams are trapping him off pick & roll plays, and forcing him to pass the ball before he can read the defense to search for a good scoring offensive opportunity for himself
3. Teams are running him off the 3 point line and forcing him to be a ballhandler who has to finish lay-ups or make plays in alot of traffic ( meaning - multiple defenders swarming him with high level defensive pressure )

How Should Dallas Coaching Staff Adapt & Adjust?

Option-1. They need to try to utilize fast break offense alot more, for the purpose of pushing the ball upcourt and looking for great opportunities to score before the defense has a chance to set up

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlEKGMDA89Y

Option-2. They need to take better advantage of mayo's ability to be a great isolation scorer

What Is An Isolation Play in Basketball?
Isolation is a type of offensive play used against man-to-man defense. The idea is to give the ball handler and scorer enough spacing and room to play one-on-one against an inferior defender by preventing the remaining defenders from being help defenders. This gives the intended shooter a better chance to shake his defender free for a jump shot or a drive to the basket. Teams try to get the ball into the hands of one of their best shooters for this play, as exemplified by the Lakers' crunch-time offenses with Kobe Bryant controlling the ball.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BhEvjI_njE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQSFMB1ui9E

The spacing of the offense is the key to making an isolation play work. The biggest players should position themselves low along the baseline, with guards moving toward the three-point line. As a player dribbles the ball into the offensive zone, the remaining offensive players need to open up enough room for the ball handler to effectively play one-on-one against his defender. At the same time, they need to be far enough apart to ensure that there are viable passing lanes should the other defenders opt to double-team the shooter.

Option-3. They need to utilize plays that help mayo be more effective scoring by utilizing offensive schemes that are greared towards moving with-out the ball. Similar to how Reggie Miller and Richard Hamilton would play. Because as we all know those type of plays are hard for team defenses and individual defenders to guard. Those type of plays will help OJ Mayo score easier against very tough team defense. By utilizing a variety of movements (cuts and screens) that help him potentially get enough space for a wide open uncontested shot.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVClFfyP4cY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3gEoqxEQbE

Those are the 3 options I would try to use if I was coaching dallas


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Thanks for explaining what an

Thanks for explaining what an isolation is.

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Can we give the dude a break

Can we give the dude a break amd stop being so rude and ignorant its uncalled for. While I agree this post could of been su,,ed up ny sayimg Dallas meeds to run more iso for Mayo somebody could add another opinion. I dont watch the Mavs play often so I cant say but id like to see Mayos scoring average rise above 20 again.

And I would go on record to say Mayo is playing like a top 5 SG this year I just wish he would use his athleticism to become a better finisher. Hex strong with a 40" vert, yes he does jump that high, so u would think with them tools he could be a more dynamic finisher.

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Lots of players test out well

Lots of players test out well but their athleticism doesn't stand out in games. Other examples are guys like Jordan Farmar or Jimmer. I don't think OJ's in-game athleticism is as good as how he tested out. Not only is he slightly undersized for his position, but his first step is not that good, neither is his explosiveness off of one foot. You look at a guy like Eric Gordon when healthy, unlike OJ, EJ's in-game athleticism matched his athletic testing which is why he's one of the best slashers in the game (when healthy).

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Whar was worse?

What was worse... the original posting or the ignorant or the next 3 responses?

It's these types of idiots ruining this web site. The quality of people around here has dropped off incredibly in the past year.

There is a certain amount of respect that a person should be given just for taking the effort to come up with a decent topic esspecially since good topics are few and far between.

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From someone who has not seen

From someone who has not seen a lot of Dallas games this year, I would feel they should look to get Dirk back into the starting line up ASAP even if he is only playing limited minutes, this would immediately help with court spacing and give Mayo a proven top quality running mate.

Dallas had a strange off season with a couple of veterans going they amnestied Haywood and added several guys with lower draft picks and once they missed out on the top 2012 FA's they put a team together they hoped would be competitive but did not commit long term to salaries for players they did not believe were truly top class. Maybe after winning the title in 2011, they have not felt the need the need to try and chase another one or but a team together around Dirk for another genuine run but will look to build another major contender with FA's in the next year or two especially when Dirk got injured.

Signing guys to short term deals does not clog up the cap and with expiring deals on the books means they have pieces to do trades if needed and with a high profile owner and good front office and coaching staff they have probably backed themselves to land a top FA or two in the next few years.

As regards Mayo he is back to the form he showed in his first two years at Memphis and we would assume Dallas would want to retain him but as he has a $4 million odd player option for next season, I'd assume he'd be looking for a big raise on that but given how his form slipped in years 3 and 4 at Memphis, what his market value is might be questionable. Personally I'd want to give him a good deal but not over too long a period maybe $25 million over 3 years.

One other thing which has puzzled me about Dallas is how Brandan Wright seems to be going in and out of rotation in recent weeks. He will play 20mpg one game then have a DNP, I know Dallas have more senior bigs on their roster around him but it is hard to see if he is finally beginning to look like a legit NBA player after several false starts.

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Mayos production slip was

Mayos production slip was more because the system didnt fit him which made his confidence skydive then anything else. It takes SGs a few years in this league to truly find their rhythm and I think Mayo found it. I hink you really sold him low wit 3/25 I feel he is worth mo.re

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My view on Mayo's contract is

My view on Mayo's contract is fairly neutral, I've always been high on the guy but the NBA tends to pay more for bigs than GS's and looking at the aprox $10 million a year that some of the rookie renewals got last autumn, I've pinned Mayo a bit lower than that given his dip in year 3 and year 4 at Memphis. Dallas got Mayo on the cheap this year and I'm certain he will opt out and look for a bigger deal but Dallas may be reluctant to overspend in order to preserve cap space hence I said a ballpark of $25 million over 3 years.

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I just think Mayo is not a

I just think Mayo is not a true 1st option. He had a nice run, yes, and he's better than the role he was playing before he left Memphis, but he's not a guy who you should focus your offense around.

I think teams just left him unchecked to start they year, he prodcued and now they're adjusting to stop him. The teams that he's struggled against lately are all teams that could advance past the 1st round, in the playoffs, and are some of the bigger teams in the league. I'm sure he'll bounce back and play better pretty soon, but I just don't think he's a true 1st option.

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On every team somebody has to score... it just happens with the make up of the Mavs at the beggining of the season with Dirk out it had to be Mayo.

Put Mayo on a deeper/playoff team and he would probably have to assume the same role he had in Memphis whether he would like it or not.

Mayo is a good player but the NBA is full of good players and many have to accept lesser roles because their are excellent and great players in the league as well as players that fit roles better on a given team than others.

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i've been coming to this site

FAITHFULLY since 2003....I check it everyday I've only been posting for a couple years though. With that said this thread is useless banter that no one cares about......plus it's redundant.

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Or go the better route. Don't

Or go the better route.

Don't make Mayo your first option because he's not a true first option.

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NICKS WORLD

I know Nicksworld... you are/were talking crap about a person that's trying to make a contribution while your last forums were about how the knicks weren't going to match the J. Linn offer and what a coincidence that the Lakers have a better record without Mike Brown. Not exactly a cancer cure in either of your attempts... and I don't recall any trolls giving you crap.

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