Eric Smith's Blog: Triano on Bosh
Old 08-24-2008, 10:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Again, I really hope we see the same from Chris this season in TO.

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Here’s what Triano had to say about CB4:

ON BOSH’S DEFENSE AND OVERALL PLAY: “Chris has been very good so far in this tournament. He is running the floor very well, and has been extremely active defensively. He has been playing the 5 spot almost entirely this summer. He has finished plays at the basket and I think has been their best rebounder. The most impressive thing has been his communication. It shows how much confidence and attention he has at the defensive end. They went with smaller big’s who could get out and be active when guarding the screen and roll situations, and he has not disappointed. He is out quick and low, and if he has to switch he has been able to keep the smaller players in front of him.”

ON THE CONFIDENCE Bosh HAS GAINED IN BEIJING AND HOW THAT COULD TRANSLATE INTO BIG THINGS FOR THE Raptors THIS SEASON: “I hope that this type of leadership can carry over to the Raptors season. If he can be a leader with the best players in the NBA, well that has to give him the confidence that he can do the same when he gets back with the Raptors. This team will win with good defense. The Celtics won last year with good defense. Hopefully the point has been sold to Chris and he can sell the same to him teammates in Toronto.”
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Old 08-24-2008, 01:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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His individual statue D was still bad, but his help D was a lot more active and a lot better. Hopefully we wont put him in a position to defend guys 1 on 1 and he should be fine.
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His one on one D will work very well with JO coming over to block shots.
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Bosh is simply too light and gets pushed around under the basket way too easily. I don't believe this is ever going to change simply due to his phisique.

JO, on the other hand, is strong as a bull and about 30 pounds heavier. If healthy, he will be defending the opposing teams' biggest post threat, so that hopefully Bosh could switch on to a more perimeter-oriented big. That's where his defensive improvements during these Olympics came from: defending on the perimeter in general and on pick-and-rolls and traps in particular.
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Last time a Raptor came back from the Olympics with a gold medal, he had the best season of career...













...and then grew a big vagina.
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His individual statue D was still bad, but his help D was a lot more active and a lot better. Hopefully we wont put him in a position to defend guys 1 on 1 and he should be fine.
Wow.

All the experts liked his Defence, just not Thriller.

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Bosh held his own in spite of his frame. I agree with Mike that JO will take the brunt of the physical stuff, but JO will also be able to come swat some balls while Bosh slows down some of the game's more powerful players on their way to the basket. Think of all the times you've seen Bosh get in somebody's grill just to get backed under the basket where he was helpless. JO has the quickness to be able to leave his man and change those lay-ins once Bosh's man has committed to taking the shot.

And also as Mike said - the mobility of Bosh on defense will be nice. He has his own quickness that allows him to leave his own man and then recover. All that is going to make things easier for everybody else.
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Wow.

All the experts liked his Defence, just not Thriller.

Coach T.

They liked his D on the pick and roll and rotating.

His individual D was bad as usual. If you watched the Argentina and Spain games you wouldnt have posted that. Scola and the Gasols took him to school.
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His individual D was not bad, nor is it usually. Does he get scored on? Yes. Who doesn't? But he does his job. Saying he's a statue is ridiculous.
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No, I said he played statue defence, which he does. He doesnt fight back or play physical when a guy is backing him down, he just keeps his arms straight up and doesnt use his lower body at all, allowing any guy whos physical to just back him under the rim and lay it up and in. Scola did it to him like 4 times.
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I just dont think he is heavy or strong enough to physically stop a strong player from backing him down. He needs to put all his weight against them with his forearm and do the quick let go move more often and perhaps draw some turnovers. But a raptor main priority should be sending a guard in to disrupt a backdown post up anyways.
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Bosh is simply too light and gets pushed around under the basket way too easily. I don't believe this is ever going to change simply due to his phisique.
He is an inch shorter than Kevin Garnett and 10lbs heavier. I don't see how his stature is an issue.

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Your referring to pulling the chair? Karl Malone was probably the best I've seen at doing it, but it only works when the offensive player is using their weight as opposed to strength to back down or pin someone in the paint.

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but it only works when the offensive player is using their weight as opposed to strength to back down or pin someone in the paint.
Not true at ALL.



Anyhow, I hear ya Thriller. He can be a real pain in the ass guarding guys that bully him. I guess I was just not liking the Pylon type comment, he ain't that bad.

I also don't think he's a center.

He guards 4's like mad.
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