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Old 12-31-2012, 12:31 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Ball Don't Lie View Post
With regard to the other names mentioned:

MWP cant guard quicker players. He succeeds vs the bulkier type SG/SFs, but cant guard quicker guards/forwards, especially ones who run a lot of screen roll. MWP is best in isolations where he can body the offensive player, but if that player makes a quick move and doesnt play around with the ball, they can take MWP off the dribble.

Kawhi was average defensively last year. His team defence is better than his man to man defence. The stats show this and in watching the games you can see this as well. Hes not physical enough and still has to get more experienced before he becomes a lockdown guy. I think most Spurs fans will tell you that SJax is a better perimeter defender currently.

Nic Batum is severely overrated defensively. Hes average at best. He should be a LOT better than he is given his length, quickness, and athletic ability.

DWade coasts on defence in a lot of games, and even in the playoffs he didnt impress me last year. Hes a good defensive player, but he often struggles against quicker players now that hes lost a step.

Battier has lost a big step. Mbah A Moute was taking him off the dribble with ease yesterday. He should no longer be in this discussion.
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