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Old 12-12-2009, 12:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Over the past 10-12 years, how many title-caliber teams were built around a big man (PF or C) who wasn't a top defensive presence?

I can think of one, Dallas - but that's about it ...
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You can't win a championship around "a" big that is a defensive liability....too bad we're building around two of them.
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Old 12-12-2009, 12:24 AM   #3 (permalink)
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yeah, that makes it worse
it's not about liabilities though, it's just about not having a dominating interior defender (like josh smith). Usually that's a PF or a C, and there aren't many in the league. Replace Bosh or Bargnani with howard, and this team becomes a top 10 defensive team overnight.

The problem is, good interior defenders are very valuables because they're rare. Even good interior defenders who can't score shot are valuable and rare. So even if you trade bargnani, you're not going to get one, you might just get a better post defender (those are not as rare) - but is that going to turn the worse defense in the league in a top 15? I doubt it
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Sac Town?..How were Webber and Divac defensively?..
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so my point is, unless you put at least 3 above average perimeter defenders around Bosh and bargnani, you are going to get burned no matter what you do. Replace Bargnani with perkins, and we're just as bad on D (slightly better maybe) . Replace turkoglu with battier and derozan with artest and start jack instead of jose, and we're top 15 defense easily. But than we won;t be able to score, we'd have no shot creator and we'd have to have outstanding ball movement to compensate.
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Sac Town?..How were Webber and Divac defensively?..
that's a good example, but they didn't even get to the finals, and had a top coach and better talent
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Old 12-12-2009, 12:35 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I'll give you a quiz.

How many Nba teams in the history of the NBA have won with a 7 ft SG?
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I'll give you a quiz.

How many Nba teams in the history of the NBA have won with a 7 ft SG?
so what's your point, that it's double hard to make this team a winner?
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How many Nba teams in the history of the NBA have won with a 7 ft SG?
the Mavs made it to the finals
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