- Jan 15, 2004
The problem with switching/not switching is that if the screener and the ball handler execute properly the switch is created by the offense.....and not dictated by the defense. If you don’t switch the alternative is to allow the ballhandler to beat you off the dribble into the paint which creates worse problems. We saw Dragic execute this perfectly in identifying that he can easily get his step-back off over Theis on consecutive 4Q possessions......and there really isn’t anything the defense can do except change personnel.It's hard to disagree with Draymond at this point, but he's essentially proposing that the Celtics go back to what most people thought they should avoid at the start of this series - switching the pick and roll, which will lead to Miami hunting mismatches. It'll result in lots of possessions with Butler going at Kemba or Dragic putting Theis/Grant on skates. At this point though, Butler has been so passive, maybe it's worth trying to force him to take 25 shots.