We've had two instances in tonight's game (Sat. Jan 26th against the Clippers) in which the Blazers have failed to get a shot off at the end of a quarter.
I have noticed that, often, they run their plays at the end of the quarter with very little time left, say 6 or 5 seconds, sometimes even less. I wanted to ask all of you whether you think this is wise, because while I understand you want to develop the play as slowly as possible to prevent the other team from getting the last shot, it doesn't make any difference if you're not even able to get your own shot off.
Sometimes in those instances, I think it would be better to account for the fact that the play might break down, that you might have to make a few extra passes, and still have time to get the shot off.
What do you think?
How much time should the Blazers allow themselves to run end-of-quarter plays?
Less than 5 seconds - prevent the other team from getting a shot (11 votes)
5 to 9 seconds - allow the Blazers to run a longer play, but still be careful with the clock (19 votes)
9 to 15 seconds - allow for a botched play to be recovered in time to salvage a shot (7 votes)
15 to 24 seconds - run plays as normal and get the best possible shot (4 votes)
41 total votes