One thing I’ve noticed in these two games against NW is that we aren’t attacking the zone in way we have in the past - generally we’ve focused on getting the ball to the center of the zone - around the FT line - in an effort to collapse the zone, at which point we have an array of cutters and shooters for that guy to find. It was obvious - almost every possession you’d see a guy standing there with his hands up, ready to receive a pass, turning as the ball swung.
I can’t recall seeing it once last night, and maybe only once in the first game. Is the NW zone unique? We’ve generally fared well against zones but not here - did we change our strategy or, less likely, just not execute for two entire games?
On Teske - it seems like most shot-blocks come from a weak side helper swooping in, which I think Teske probably doesn’t have the athleticism for. He seems like a stout on-ball guy, nimble enough to cut off penetration to the hoop.