the Blazers did try to run it more last season. But a couple things stood out that prevented more transition opportunities. 1. The opponents dunked it on Portland, a lot. There's usually a slight delay after a dunk. The defense has to shake off the cobwebs. 2. The opponents usually had big, fast, stronger players on their basketball team. I hate that. 3. Opponent Offensive rebounds. Now I don't know where Portland stood in the final tally, but I saw lots of smaller Blazers struggling in the tippy tap category. 4. general made baskets given up by defense. The Blazers gave up a lot of buckets. After most made baskets, the opponent is booking down court to reset the defense. The change of possession takes a few seconds to collect and inbound. Some of these NBA players are paid to be sneaky. They lurk around the inbound targets, pester the transition offense, and will steal the ball if the Blazers aren't careful. The Blazers weren't bad in the steals department last year. They played in zone coverage with guards on the baseline. Steals allowed the team to find a guard quickly and push the entire unit forward. I think the Blazers were middle of the pack in steals and fast break points. When the defense did work, the Blazers did fine in transition. But getting stops was kinda an issue last year. Blazers ranked 28th in points allowed if I'm correct.