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Old 01-15-2014, 05:18 PM   #13 (permalink)
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It's precisely why a very good defender on the perimeter, like Ross can be, is potentially more valuable than a Drummond. It is precisely why I would think hard about taking Avery Bradley over Cousins. It is why MKG is so critical to any success the Cats have. It is why it is so important for Lowry not to gamble on defense. The effect has been to tilt the game towards the perimeter. And the ability to crowd the lane balances things out a bit, but further effects the kinds of roles bigs can play within offenses. And defenses for that matter - stopping the ball on the perimeter is like gold now, and without it a single strong defensive big gets neutralized too easily.

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