Two years ago
Boomers offensive system analysis on Youtube
I thought these deserve a new thread. A couple of channels have broken down the Boomers win over USA.
BBALLBREAKDOWN: "Australia Out Coaches Team USA To Snap 78 Game Winning Streak"
Coach Daniel: "How Australia's Beautiful Offense Schooled Team USA"
Both of these show appreciation for Australia's offensive system, especially the way it is run, with crisp cuts and perfectly timed screens. Coach Daniel's video even mentions a comparison with failed attempts from the Canada game involving Bolden.
I think the video highlights the importance of knowing the system. A badly timed screen can disrupt and destroy the whole offensive play. It also shows the value of having high IQ players within the system. A player with high basketball IQ and/or knows the system well can be far more valuable in the sets than a more talented player with low IQ or doesn't know the system well enough.
We all wondered why Bolden wasn't starting and wasn't given as many minutes. Bolden looked noticeably lost at times in the Canada series. Bolden certainly showed value later in that series, but his lack of crisp well-timed action may be why he fell out of the main rotation. Then there is Adel. His lack of experience in the system, and if claims are true about Adel's basketball IQ, it could explain another reason why a young talented player simply doesn't fit as well in the team. The system requires everyone on the same page. It's not just about team balance, but also ability to operate within the offensive/defensive systems in sync with the other players.
(Excuse this if I get this embedding formatting wrong.)