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#41 BasketballIQ

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Posted December 14, 2013 - 08:53 AM

For the first half of this short season, we had Steve Nash and Steve Blake. Now we have an old and injured Kobe Bryant. None of these guys could guard my Grandmother. I watched the OKC guards just blow past our perimeter.



This was as bad as the first GS game.

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Posted December 14, 2013 - 10:16 AM

Adding Kobe to the perimeter didn't help any.  Especially not while he's turning the ball over as much as he has the last 3 games. 


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Posted December 14, 2013 - 10:52 AM

All 3 losses weren't created equal

The first game we had no continuity but had a chance and Amir Johnson dominated "us"

Second game, we played better but the Suns put 5 three point shooters on the floor at one time and spread us out very much. Morris twins.

Last night was what OKC has been doing to us since 2011.

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Posted December 14, 2013 - 11:05 AM

Even before Kobe came back we had a negative point differential and the worst defense in the western conference. That 10-9 record was not what it seemed, we're due for some losses

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Posted December 14, 2013 - 11:15 AM

What's defense? I forgot.



#46 Makaveli

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Posted December 14, 2013 - 11:27 AM

D'Antoni's offensive system is so far up his ass that he doesn't even realize it's better to play a combo of Henry/Williams/Hill for the sake of perimeter D and rebounding.



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Posted December 14, 2013 - 11:28 AM

We got some lucky grind it out wins in there from catching teams slipping.  Once the better teams get into a groove we are going to start looking like the Kings or possibly worse.  Hill, Sacre and Wes Johnson are our best defensive players.  That's not something to feel comfortable about. 

 

Even before Kobe came back we had a negative point differential and the worst defense in the western conference. That 10-9 record was not what it seemed, we're due for some losses


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Posted December 14, 2013 - 12:56 PM

What's defense? I forgot.


When the ball finds energy.

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Posted December 14, 2013 - 09:55 PM

Majesty: "If Blake were healthy, we would have only lost by 20."
Windu: "It's Pau's fault".
West Coast: "MDA sucks."
Jode Smokes: "The sky is falling."
Me: Its ultimately the FO's fault. Old superstars, journeymen roster fillins, no draft picks, bad coach, dumb Kobe contract. The late 80's/ early 90's drought may be short by comparison. In other words, the sky is falling.


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#50 Lords of the Rings

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Posted December 15, 2013 - 03:46 PM

As many have stated there is no defensive system....at least as I can see...... You can teach defense, develop a defensive mindset....but MD thinks he can outscore teams with his brilliant offensive mind....... and asking guys "to work harder"

His track record with no mater who he has coached has added up to the same thing.....confusion and a mediocre to bad defense.

Its his track record


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#51 Lords of the Rings

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Posted December 15, 2013 - 03:47 PM

When the ball finds energy.

Waiting for the other team to miss........ that's MD

LMAO


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#52 kball

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Posted December 15, 2013 - 04:49 PM

Could someone please find all those 'Rambis is an asst coach now we'll be fine defensively!!!' posts.

 

Zero effort = losses piling up + very tough to root for


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Posted December 15, 2013 - 10:36 PM

MDA's Defense- the worst in the league 



#54 Scooter123

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Posted December 17, 2013 - 11:44 AM

Well I think it has less to do with our Coach,, and more to do with the perimeter players.  I watched the Atlanta game last night and once the Lakers got tired in the 2nd half, they just blew past our guards like a knife through hot butter.  Neither Kobe nor the other guards have the speed to move laterally, and when there is a double team (God Help Us), the Hawks like any decent team, found the open man in a pass or two.  This has very little to do with coaching. 






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