Lillard: What's the Solution?

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  1. Fez Forthright

    Fez Forthright スーパーバッド Zero Cool

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    The defensive plan from Denver and GS has been designed to stop Lillard - and it worked. It also exposed Dame as he is unable to adjust in any meaningful way. Steph has dominated this matchup quite handedly.

    A third scorer?

    Play him off the ball more?
     
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    Dutchman063 Active Member

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    Sit him the 4th game... the whole game
     
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    e_blazer Rip City Fan

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    A front court that can make the opponent pay for doubling him.
     
  4. Fez Forthright

    Fez Forthright スーパーバッド Zero Cool

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    The biggest takeaway from this is he quit on the team during the second half of this game.

    The biggest stage of his basketball career and he absolutely shit the bed.
     
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    Strenuus Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Fire stotts.

    Thats the solution.

    /thread
     
  6. Dutchman063

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    I missed the baseball game... was it really as bad as his basketball play? :(
     
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    Strenuus Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Y'all saying dame quit? Nah, hes just looking ag who has to go. Which is about half the roster and the head coach.
     
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    illmatic99 formerly yuyuza1

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    stop letting him guard curry. he is gonna wear out
     
  9. Hey

    Hey Active Member

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    Realize this will always happen if he is your #1 option. Sad reality and I hate to admit it. But you all know it's true. His style of play can easily be schemed against by a good defense.
     
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  10. Wade Garrett

    Wade Garrett Exactly right.

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    Don't really think he quit but it doesn't matter.
    He played like he did.
    Bad body language and matador defense and not absorbing the hits at the rim.
    Wow.
    Shocked.
     
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    Hoopguru Know where you are going or end up somewhere else!

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    He’s just worn down. He’s not a quitter.
    Green single handedly beat us the way he played and push the ball and controlled both offense and defense.
    We need a player like him.
     
  12. Chris Craig

    Chris Craig Blazersland Staff Member Moderator

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    Maybe there isn't a solution.
     
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    When Dame dribbles up the court and Leonard (or Kanter) comes up to set the high pick and roll, GS traps or blitzes Dame.

    To this, STOP SETTING THE FUCKING HIGH PICK!

    You have to mix it up! But EVERY SINGLE TIME the high pick is set! WTF?

    Try a screen with the forwards, with CJ. Try setting picks down low or out on a wing, letting Dame take his man one on one and keeping an eye out on rolling players away from the ball.

    The predictability is what is frustrating! It becomes a coaching problem! Just listening now to Stotts (post game interview).....bad answers. He doesn’t have answers.
     
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    Quite frankly he was the worst player on the floor tonight. A case where single game +/- is an accurate reflection of how things went.
     
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    SportsAndWhine Dumbass For Hire

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    I think we need an offensively dominant center who can pass in the high post... hopefully by February next season we’ve got one playing for us. Get it done Olshey!
     
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    GhostOfPGA The late great Paul Allen

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    We need either a third ball handler capable of making/creating shots, or a PF who can score on any big.

    That’s the only two things that can beat this trap rn.
     
  17. Chris Craig

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    Nurkic?
     
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    Get a real PG and move Dame to SG. He's got limited handles in traffic. Leaves his feet to often with no plan and nobody to throw it to other than the other team. Let them double our SG and have our pg drive and score or drive and dish.
     
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    That’s the joke yes. It’s almost like people forget that Nurkic was a major contributor to our success this season and we’re now outmatched without him.
     
  20. Chris Craig

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    Not to mention Kanter is the one armed man

    31bz00.jpg
     
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