Small ball, is it the new meta for NBA teams? Mike D’Antoni pace and space small ball offense with the Phoenix Suns was the prototype for the offense we see today. In D’Antoni first season Suns made the playoffs and in the regular season they were attempting and making the most 3s in the 04-05 season. This team was exciting to watch but also a team to fear. Nash a 2x MVP, Stoudemire 6-10 big man able to knockdown 2s and pick and roll to the basket, Shawn Marion the forward able to guard both small and power forward, run the floor and knock down 3s. What went wrong well for starters Mike D’Antoni has said himself they should’ve doubled down on the pace and space system.