If this team was super efficient in the half court, maybe I could see why you would abjectly turn down even the opportunity to get easy baskets. But with Dame shooting at or near career low percentages, and with Dame, CJ and Nurkic all shooting worse than Aminu (let that sink in) it's not like they are tearing it up on the offensive end. The best shooters percentage wise on the team? Meyers Leonard (.588) and Noah Vonleh (.530). So why such an aversion to getting out and at least probing the possibility of getting easier baskets? It doesn't mean you have just run down and jack it up but there is nothing wrong with looking early and if there is nothing, shooting late. https://www.teamrankings.com/nba/stat/fastbreak-points-per-game But this may be approaching historic lows. It's almost they they are making an effort NOT to run. So no easy fast break baskets, they don't really create turnovers so no easy baskets there, and most of their offense seems like it's 'degree of difficulty' attempts. Is it lack of ability? Lack of effort? Just the game plan? No matter what it is, given the strengths and limitations of some of this roster, it would seem a prudent thing to do.