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New Offense?

I haven't been watching the past few Suns games, so when I saw the Spurs game this afternoon I noticed that we had some new offensive plays going. And I don't just mean the obvious efforts to get Shaq the ball down low.

I'm talking about:

1) This pick and roll play where Shaq and Amare both come up to each elbow and then Steve decides which pick to use. I hadn't seen that before.

and, related,

2) Where Steve runs the pick and roll with Shaq, Shaq rolls to the basket but at the same time Amare fades to the top of the circle from the high post. Then Steve passes past Shaq to Amare. It's like a decoy pick and roll to open up Amare for his new improved jumper. The first time I saw it, I thought Steve might just have been using his great vision, but it happened three times. Seems like a play or at least a way to open up the lane that had been clogging since we acquired an actual center.

So what's up? Has this been going on for the past week while I've been tuning out or is it new or am I just fabulously dense and it's something we've been doing for weeks (or years).

And, of course, what a freakin win today! I hope they repeat on April 9th in San Antonio. I'll be there in my Barkley throwback, representin.

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