Originally Posted by bjjs
He already is dependable. He's been making defensive plays all year at the end of games. He's made defensive plays in the 4th quarter of this series.
You're right about the 2/3, he and Ross are essentially interchangeable. Alot of teams are using big threes who can't handle the 4 spot in a small ball lineup. That's not the case with either Ross or Demar.
he does appear to be better defensively in the 4th, I noticed that as well
but that doesn't excuse the sometimes atrocious defensive performance the rest of the time ... He has improved a lot on defense this year, but it would be very interesting to see a breakdown of his performance at the 3 vs the 2.
Very often he has major difficulties keeping his man in front of him when defending 2s, which in turn makes it very hard to mount a good defense, especially when lowry is also not dialed in.