Originally Posted by Snooch
I agree because it is a well known fact that the centers,(on the defensive side of the court) main job is to prevent dribble penetration.
All of the real centers in the league easily stop that penetration from wings that are half their size, twice their speed and generally twice as athletic. It is a thing of beauty watching a guy like dwight get switched onto someone like derrick rose and shut him down.
How about instead of solely bashing bargs, bash the entire team cause there really is NO defense on this team. Amir and Ed hustle but thats not defense. Jose/Demar/Barbo/Bayless/Kleiza/Weems have all been absolutely abysmal all season long.
Guess what - Bargnani
won't be on D Rose because he'll still be "hedging" while Rose lays it in. It's mostly about help D, rebounds, defensive presence in the paint, these sort of things. Ed misses sometimes, but it's his rookie year. How can a player not learn anything on D in 3 years?? Maybe he doesn't want to pick up fouls.
The point is you cannot let it slide if you want to instil something!
As soon as Weems misses a jumper the commentators open their mouth, just like they did with Jamario, and he's benched. Bayless, Barbo turn it over being aggressive - benched. Everyone is accountable, but not Andrea.
Take him out a few times after lazy watching, maybe he gets the message, cause he still thinks he can only PLAY piano.
p.s. I see a big promise in Ajinca.