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Dr. J. Naismith 09-11-2008 01:51 PM

Smith Not a Fan of Bargnani at SF
 
I'd have to say, I'm not a fan either. Doesn't have the quickness and lateral movement to keep up with the likes of Pierce, James, Hedo, etc. :(

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Originally Posted by Doug Smith
Boy, apparently a lot of people listen to the Fan when Bryan Colangelo’s on.

He makes a comment about Andrea maybe playing some three this season and the in-box is filled with comments and questions.

Bargnani a three? Why? Why now? Why consistently? I can see the odd – very odd – occasion when it might work but as a matter of course? I don’t think so. Never have. Can’t imagine I ever will.

Look at it this way: If they are planning to run an offence around the unique high- and low-post skills of Chris Bosh and Jermaine O’Neal to create perimeter space for shooters, who do you want taking those shots?

Andrea Bargnani? Jamario Moon? Jason Kapono?

Seems a pretty easy question to answer from this angle.

Kapono’s a better shooter than either of those two right at the moment – I don’t think anyone out there can debate that – and the benefits of having him on the court alongside O’Neal and Bosh in this case seem to be enormous.

Wouldn’t it make more sense right now to tell Bargnani:

"Hey, big fella, you’re a backup four and five; get in there and create some matchup problems, get your shots when you can and we’ll run a bunch of second-unit offence through you.”

Or, how about:

"Okay, you’ve been a rather abysmal failure as a three already – with the whole transition defence thing going against you – so we’re going to try it again and if it doesn’t work, well, you deal with the blow to your confidence. Oh, and the fans will continue to love you, too, won’t they?”

Me? I’d rather hear the first thing.

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Snooch 09-11-2008 02:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Dr. J. Naismith (Post 55134)
I'd have to say, I'm not a fan either. Doesn't have the quickness and lateral movement to keep up with the likes of Pierce, James, Hedo, etc. :(



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Really though Doc, who does.

Bargs does have the quicks to keep up with Hedo though.
I think throwing a big linup out there every now and then with

Roko(good defender)
Adams (good defender)
Bargs
Bosh
JO

in a 2-1-2 zone would be brutal.
3 seven footers around the key
2 aggressive defender up front.

jeffb 09-11-2008 02:22 PM

I think he could start at the 3 on occasions where the match up dictates it.For 60-70 games he'll probably be coming off the bench behind Bosh/JO.Therefor if either of them goes down with an injury he'll be comfortable (hopefully) plugging the hole.

Shifty.py 09-11-2008 04:23 PM

snoochie, replace bargs in that lineup with Moon, and you got a decent five.
Putting 3 bigs around the paint doesn't make it a good defense

Snooch 09-11-2008 04:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Shifty.py (Post 55190)
snoochie, replace bargs in that lineup with Moon, and you got a decent five.
Putting 3 bigs around the paint doesn't make it a good defense

No it doesnt, but with a good plan it will work, hell can throw Bosh in at that high spot. And with proper rotations Bargs could hande it just fine.

Again thiss only for spot minutes to screw with the other team.


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