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Old 11-21-2008, 12:28 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Jackson Filth View Post
help defense still exists in man-to-man situations....

the only thing is really appreciate about zone is that it somewhat limits iso's. past that, it's garbage.

and Mike

for someone who likes the game as exciting as you do, do realize that zone limits all that high flying up-tempo slashing goodness
True, it does, but the more I see this team play, the more I realize how hopeless our perimeter guys are in one-on-ones against top perimeter players in the league. Bosh, JO and Bargnani are all good help defenders and yet didn't you see what Wade did to them penetrating off the dribble? Zone would have slowed him down somewhat.

As far as the excitement is concerned - look at the old Suns who were running the ball down the defenders' throats off a made basket by the other team. That's excitement - a fast break, quick outlet pass or crossing the half-court in 1-2 long ones to cut defenders off and get the numbers on offence. Once it's in a half-court... well... you know... meh...
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