I hate this dribble hand-off offense. This is one of the most stale, predictable offenses in the NBA. Kyrie is the best dribble penetrator in the league. Stop bringing a pick to him at the top of the key which is so easy to trap. Let him isolate his man up top, collapse the defense and then dish. I mean it's not really rocket science to me. Stevens has failed to draw up plays that collapse the defense.
Aaron Baynes is a terrible offensive player, and so is Ojeleye. They should not be playing the minutes that they are playing. Stevens rotations are terrible.
This roster with a standard spread pick-and-roll offensive playbook would be bottom 5 in offense.
That they were above average much of the year and are now a few ticks below the mid-point of the league is a testament to Brad.
It's not a perfect offense, to be sure. It can get predictable. But having Kyrie run a million pick and rolls and trying to drive and kick like Houston would not work with this roster.
With all that, Brad is not known as an offensive coach, apart from his excellence at drawing up after-timeout plays. His bread and butter is the defensive end, and the team is #1 in the league on that side of things. That's absolutely remarkable when you consider Kyrie's defensive reputation prior to this season and the youth of the roster overall.