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Old 01-28-2011, 11:49 AM   #19 (permalink)
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I don't think we can really determine who on this team has good post presence. It is not really a part of our strategy. Traino has in imo opted with this team to drag bigs away from the basket trying to open up lanes for wing players or playing pick and pop with Andrea. The the closest we get is Andrea playing high post iso.

Kleiza isn't effective enough to have any low post presence, because he is not quick enough or explosive enough to be unaffected by the weak side help (and to be honest is rarely in position were he has the advantage of size and length).

The biggest problem is are best passer in the post is Andrea, and he always come off as kind of containable, not drawing doubles, easily pushed in to a jump shot.

I don't know if any of you caught KG playing high post last night vs. the blazers, but that is exactly the presence we need from Andrea. Some one out there looking first for high percentage shots, not always falling into the pump fake, jab step, drive or shoot scenario.
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