Wright Not That Defensive
Old 11-10-2009, 11:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I know that Wright is coming off an injury and may still be trying to find his stride, but i've noticed that Wright isn't the defensive stopper that everyone was saying he was. Don't get me wrong i love when he's in the game, he brings a lot of energy and is smart with the ball, but yesterday he was no better than any of the other defenders who were guarding ginibili. Even other games instead of playing look down defence he picks up stupid fouls trying to stay with his man. Against Memphis subpar against OJ, JJ Redick took him to work against Orlando, Ben Gordon, Jason Terry. Wright couldn't do anything to help stop those guys or even affect them. What do you guys think.
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Old 11-10-2009, 11:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I've thought the same thing. He's been better then most on this team at the defensive end, but big woop! The fact is, he hasn't been as steady as advertised. That plus his shot selection is often very suspect. I like him and it's early, so i think he'll get better as the season goes on, along with the rest of the team. Still early.
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Old 11-10-2009, 11:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
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When your team defense looks like a random set of people waiting in Union Station for a late night GO train, what can you expect from Wright?
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Old 11-10-2009, 11:32 PM   #4 (permalink)
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When your team defense looks like a random set of people waiting in Union Station for a late night GO train, what can you expect from Wright?
I have to agree. How can you be a part of any team D concept with what has been happening to this crew on the Defensive side.

Its natural to think of each individual a notch less talented after the hardships they are going through
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Old 11-10-2009, 11:39 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I hate our defence. All I see are people switching like they are fucking square dancing. No one stays on there man for more then 2 seconds. Then there ends up being one player open for the easiest shot of his life. If that's what you call defence then we are pro's
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Old 11-10-2009, 11:41 PM   #6 (permalink)
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from what i've herd & read....hes really good at guarding sf's but not so good at guarding sg's....simple as that...sounds stupid but it isnt...
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Old 11-10-2009, 11:50 PM   #7 (permalink)
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the only thing bugging me about Wrights play right now is his shot selection. starting to piss me off.
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Old 11-11-2009, 02:11 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Questioning Wright's defense, sure!
But Wright is a terrible shooter and offensive ball stopper!

It's early and he seems out of sync. (hopefully)
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Old 11-11-2009, 02:13 AM   #9 (permalink)
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everyone on the team is not that defensive, but i see what youre saying.
he looks kind of lost to me, and his shot selection has been a little poor. perhaps he is still getting adjusted to the "system"
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Old 11-11-2009, 02:16 AM   #10 (permalink)
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He IS a really good defender, the team defence is broken. You can put a prime Bruce Bowen on this team and he wouldnt look anywhere near all world.
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Old 11-11-2009, 02:22 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I think he's a gamer.

He comes in and covers the opponents best perimeter player, whether it's Lebron, Paul or Ben Gordon, he gets on the floor, he takes charges, he's active and deflects a lot of balls.

I've also been impressed with his handles. He's pretty crafty at getting into the lane and has dropped a few nice dimes.
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Old 11-11-2009, 05:07 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I rather not have the ball in his hands apart from occasional wide-open jumper.
But on defensive side he is money.
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Old 11-11-2009, 10:30 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I hate our defence. All I see are people switching like they are fucking square dancing. No one stays on there man for more then 2 seconds. Then there ends up being one player open for the easiest shot of his life. If that's what you call defence then we are pro's
Wow. Thats an out there post. Nice. Gotta say i couldn't have said it all better myself. Now we know why no-one on the squad has any man-up skills. You can't develop what you don't get a chance to do.
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Old 11-11-2009, 11:11 AM   #14 (permalink)
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simplest play - pick-n-roll just dismantles our perimiter defence (PG caught in screen, SG runs to help) and draws our big man outside at the same time
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Old 11-11-2009, 11:44 AM   #15 (permalink)
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I hate our defence. All I see are people switching like they are fucking square dancing.
hahaha!!! this made me laugh.
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Old 11-11-2009, 01:28 PM   #16 (permalink)
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don't know about his defense, but on offense he's much worse than moon
at least moon knew he had no handle, my eyes hurt when wrights tries to do a crossover, and he tries that every game ...
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Old 11-11-2009, 01:48 PM   #17 (permalink)
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don't know about his defense, but on offense he's much worse than moon
at least moon knew he had no handle, my eyes hurt when wrights tries to do a crossover, and he tries that every game ...
actually wright has an amazing crossover, he just can't shoot, pass or finish so its worthless.
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yeah, amazingly bad and inappropriate
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Old 11-11-2009, 04:22 PM   #19 (permalink)
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oddly, you all agree he's tops on the team, just not any good.

Do you see the humour in this?

The difference between ok and great on the defensive end isn't that big, the fact that you can visibly see the difference with him on defence as the teams best, only proves to a higher degree how good he is.

He isn't the worlds best, but he sure as hell earns his pay cheque
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Old 11-11-2009, 04:32 PM   #20 (permalink)
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The guy has a few bad offensive possessions in a game where the bad defense was all tat really mattered, and all I see is obsessing about his offense.

In games where the team has done something defensively he's been a very nice part of that team defense. In games where one or more guys take the night off or just look plain lost, he hasn't exactly shone.

The most important thing this team needs to do is weed out the really weak links and get good defensive combinations out on the floor and build from there. And I'd be willing to bet anything that Wright is on all of the combinations that they can come up with.
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