Originally Posted by Ball Don't Lie
As the above poster stated, we dont defend the paint nor the 3 point line. We just suck altogether.
We have the worst defensive frontcourt in the NBA. JV is a solid help defender but cant defend the post to save his life yet. Bargnani
is the worst defender in the NBA period. And our pick and roll strategy is horrible. Our rotations are horrible. This is like the Smitch years when the second pass out of the double team always meant the other team got a wide open look because it seemed like as a team we had no idea where the second rotation was supposed to come from, if it was supposed to come at all. It's embarrassing to watch in todays game when a team is free to zone up areas and we dont even rotate quickly to the area everyone knows the ball is going to.
This is an absolute joke of a team to watch.
The problem with our defense starts with our brutal perimeter D . I don't give a damn who the bigs are when we can't stop anyone from penetrating . Good team defense starts with being able to defend your position and then it relies on the help . Ignoring how brutal defensivly our smalls are and blaming all our problems on our weak big help defenders won't solve the problem.
How many times did Derozan or Lowry/Calderon let a player penetrate easilly, or leave a man open.
The blame ultimately falls on BC . We played decent D last year but he forced Casey to change to an uptempo system and it's killing our team