OT Chandler Parson's?

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  1. CupWizier

    CupWizier Well-Known Member

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    Sometimes a player like Nurk can be the missing piece. Was Przybilla a great defender? Not really, but he was very solid and glued the defense together as an anchor in the middle.
     
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    I think Post/Paint defense is much more important than perimeter....even in today's 3pt frenzy of a game.

    The reason has been proven with our team. Without that pain presence, screens will free up drivers to the hoop. But if you cant drive to the hoop regardless of the screens because there is a solid defensive big camped there... well then...

    I mean, they both matter, but I think its more important to defend the rim and higher% shots than the 3pt line.

    So as those guys may not be bad defenders, their defense is not as valuable as the post defense, hence why we got so much better with good paint presence.
    Dames post up D has gotten better as well.


    CJ... well. He is CJ.
     
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    defense is a team skill...and Nurk is way better than Plumlee was
     
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    Interesting stat last night was mentioned by Lamar Hurd. Lillard is #2 and McCollum was #6 for guards on perimeter blocked shots.

    I also agree that it is important to have an interior defensive presence and why we have become a top 10 defensive team
     
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    But... One guy changed everything for us.
     
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    That isn't really the case. It's a narrow view on it. One guy changed how the team protected the rim. That guy did not change how the floor was guarded. It's more about how he changed the defense when someone missed an assignment.
    Simply put he is doing 1/5 of the job well. That 1/5 of the job was much needed. Without it no team does well.
     
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    I disagree. Because we have the defense in the paint, it has changed how we can guard the perimeter.

    So remove any one of the other wing defenders but keep nurk. Do you think our d takes a hit as it would when nurk isnt on the floor???

    Actually with harkless in and out, we have been doing that and our d has been pretty steady.
    Remove nurk like when he got two early fouls the other night and we all but fall apart.

    Also. My eye doctor says i have great vision.
     
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    I can see what your point is and i can't say it's wrong but then i can also say yes the defense does take a hit when he isn't on the floor. But it didn't so much when they had Davis. Now Meyers Leonard doesn't really have the same impact.
    You are not wrong in this at all. Just my take is that Defense in general is team oriented. And Nurk is a part of the 5 man unit.
     
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