There also remains widespread skepticism that a 3-happy team can win the title, even though that perception is mostly hogwash. Still, the alleged failures of last season's Knicks, and of the Stan Van Gundy Magic and Mike D'Antoni Suns (massively successful teams), have stuck in the NBA's hive mind — especially after last season, when slowpoke behemoths Indiana and Memphis advanced to the conference finals. The Rockets, after all, have won just one playoff series in Morey's tenure. "That style just hasn't proven as successful or dominant as it might seem," Afflalo says.
I dont' know why he refers to the notion as "hogwash" and then discusses the failure of three-dependent teams and success of slower paced teams last season.
GS is playing .500 basketball.
Some teams kill you at the three point line because they kill you in the paint first and foremost, ie. Tony Parker. For a successful team, the three pointer will always be complimentary to a viable, consistent threat in the key.