Dude, I know it's early in the morning. But focus. First, yes fool the Mavs had a push the ball system, score a lot of points system when they had Nash. That's what they did the last 4 years, before the arrival of Avery Johnson last year. Remember they called them the Allas Mavs, because the didn't play D!!!? Did you just start watching basketball last year? Now back to the main point, of the system setting the table for sucess. Forget players for a second. The Suns run an up tempo, push the ball system. This means that there are increased posessions on both sides of the ball, for each team. So with increase possesions, you will get more chances to score, rebound, assist, steal... basically everything. Now lets bring in the players. If you bring a player into that type of system, won't the chances of them to increase in statitistical categories be heigthened, as opposed if they played for a half court, run the clock, and grind it on defense gameplan. I thought so... So by playing in that sort of system, chances are as a player if you play significant minutes, you will a greater chance to increase in stats. Now let's bring in Nash. In this sort of system, what Nash does gets enchanced, because it's tailored to his strengths. Score more points and keep the waves coming, see if they other team can keep up. Nash is a great facilitator, in a fascilitator system. All I'm saying is Nash gets the lions share of the credit when it comes to players improving, when their is actually a DUAL AFFECT happening. Back to the 'out run them offense' though, and it's flaws. Against most teams this is enough to win, because they can't keep score at such a high octane pace. But if they run into any teams, that can execute their offense and also can control the tempo with their offense, and has excellant rotations and help defense... That's the Suns kryptonite. Aka The Spurs. Because that team will still be able to maintain an offense, while clamping the Suns down.. and the Suns only play one way.