Thorpe is doing a piece on what it would take to beat the heat and he just finished his third installment.http://insider.espn....eating-heat-nba
At the very end he talks about coaches doing something crazy like a triangle and 2 or a box and one. I think the Asik Howard combo has the most value in a series with OKC or Miami where we run that unconventional defense and truly force the role players to score 20 points a night for 4 games. Both Asik and Howard have the skills to make these sets work defensively I think we all agree there. But the risk reward would be high. I think making it to the playoffs and being able to implement these type of sets would do wonders for the teams moral. I don't think Morey moves Asik until next year specifically to see if the Howsik (Rahat can I trade mark this? Where do I fill out the paperwork) combo is really more valuable in a 7 game series where we have time to game plan for specific components of top offenses.