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Old 08-25-2009, 10:38 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Individual defence isnt solely counted on now thanks to the introduction of zone defences and so many teams being creative with that. If you play really good team defence you can slow down the Cavs as a whole, and with Dwight you need a guy with good lower body strength to push him out and make him MAKE SHOTS as opposed to doubling him or putting a guy on him with nowhere near as much strength.

You cant stop Lebron at this point but you can shut down his teammates the way they run their offence and because of where Lebron attacks from. Its much easier slowing down a team who runs a majority of pick and rolls and isos at the 3 pt line rather than isos and post ups 15 feet away from the rim. Which is why if Lebron ever developed a post up game the team hes on would never lose.

In terms of how WE defend both guys, we have to try and cut off the 3 pt shot of CLE and rebound the ball for once, and with ORL we pray that Reggie Evans has Maxiell like lower body strength.

In other words, we are going to have to scramble like hell vs ORL since we have no one to stop Dwight, and CLE is the worst matchup in the NBA for us so we hope that the Shaq experiment goes horribly wrong, and they trade Shaq and then we'll have a better chance against them.
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