The Pistons should be playing even faster


The few times the Pistons seemed to get good shots against Cleveland came either out of guards (usually Brandon Knight) pushing the ball or on broken possessions when a loose ball got batted around and found an open man. Matt Moore at Hardwood Paroxysm makes the case that forcing things should be a fixture of the offense:

The Pistons are still trying to figure out who they are, but the problem is that they may find out they are someone they don’t want to be, and will still be that because it’s better than being nothing. They need to force the issue in being a young team. Monroe stole the ball on a nice play Wednesday night, and as he outlet the ball to Gordon and ran the lane for the give and go… Gordon re-set the offense. You’ve got to force the issue with this team because you don’t get many chances. And to do that you have to have players too young to know better.