Mavs head coach Rick Carlisle believes post up is no longer a good play in the NBA

Post up plays are almost extinct in today’s NBA, and even the traditional big men are no longer operating down low. More and more 7 footers are becoming spot-up shooters so they can spread the floor for slasher and players who are more inclined to attack the basket. Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle thinks the post up is no longer a good play anymore and how trends have changed significantly in the last couple of years.

It’s interesting to hear this coming from a coach that has a 7’3″ All-Star caliber player in Kristaps Porzingis on his roster. Kristaps is predominantly known for his ability to shot the ball exceptionally well from pretty much anywhere on the court. In the system, Mavs are currently running his purpose is to spread the floor and only operate inside the paint if necessary.

“A post-up is not a good play anymore. It’s just not a good play. It’s not a good play for a 7-foot-3 guy. It’s a low-value situation.” So, no, he doesn’t agree with TNT broadcasters that Kristaps Porzingis needs to post-up more. Mavs love how KP spaces floor.”

Porzingis is currently attempting 6.3 threes per game, which is a significant increase in comparison to his last year with the Knicks. It’s evident Carlisle implemented a system that fits well with the Porzingis skillset, and it was known even before he came to the NBA, he was extremely talented shooting the ball. The Mavs as a team are looking good, and are currently the 5th team in the western conference with solid chances of making the playoffs this season.