By the way, I just want to point out to some others that we have been able to have a discussion where we disagree, yet no one is insulting the other person. Amazing how that can work, isn't it?
Wait, did I ruin it? :P
Actually I think a combination of Darko AND Bargnani would be good. Sort of like another twin towers experiment. I think they're both mobile enough so that the combination isn't too slow, but that amount of size in the paint could certainly help us compete with a lot of front lines.
as much as i dislike AB he has been showing signs of an offensive breakout. lets see if he can maintain it before we judge.... also now that the team is playing better defence as a whole AB's weak Defence isnt getting as exposed as in the past... atleast not yet..... Candice Parker can still out rebound bargs though LOL
not sure where youre going with the second comment. i didnt say the heat suck, but they do. im merely saying bosh maybe tried to get bargs to have dinner with him, but he didnt oblige.
only LBJ and Wade gave in. I couldnt care less if they win or lose. to me, theyll always be losers.
At least Bargnani is here playing with his teamates not sucking up to that other loser LeBron in Miami.
sleepz has tamed his post hate on Bargs lately to appear more moderate and it looks good sometimes, but as soon as someone says something about RuPaul he goes squirly.
That was a very flattering article on Bargnani. The Miami media putting that out there was most definitely the equivalent to poking somebody with a sharp stick.
The confidence Bargs has played with the last few games, especially against Philly, is quite obvious. I am curious to see what he does tonight. Shaq had 25/11 last game for BOS.
Rebounding is something I stopped expected from Bargnani a while ago now. My life is much better for it. One thing that I cannot let go however is his inability to go left when he posts up. If he could do a move to the middle and finish back to the left side with a little hook or drop step it would really help that part of his game. The only other C I can think of who could go left less than Bargnani was Patrick Ewing.
Calderon isn't a great defender, but he's improved this season enough that's he's not the liability he used to be.
The reason that Bargnani is the main problem is because he's a big man with very poor defensive skills. You simply can't hide that like you can hide perimeter players who are subpar defensive players. No matter how good your perimeter players are defensively, they're going to get beaten, whether on isolations or pick and rolls. You simply can't hide bigs defensively. Phoenix didn't get destroyed by the Lakers on offensive because of Steve Nash's defensive deficiencies. They got killed because Amare is simply a poor defensive player. The big man is the last line of defense, whether you play PF or center.
Look at the teams on the bottom and the teams at the top of defensive field goal percentage...
Without question, the majority of the teams that are near the bottom have poor defensive big men and the teams at the top have good defensive big men. Even Oklahoma, who have great perimeter defenders, can't get past the fact that they have Nenad Krstic and Jeff Green (who plays out of position) as their starting frontcourt. Even when Serge Ibaka starts, it doesn't hide the fact that Kristic isn't a good defensive player.
@Tim W. good points, all of them, i'm not going to argue bargs defensive short comings because they are there for all to see. i still think he isnt quite as bad as you think though.
and this is a matter of personal opion, from what ive experience and watched etc if you get beat from the outside, regardless of how good your interior defenders are, its an odd man situation. if nobody steps up its a jumper, and if your posts steps up its a dump off or drive for two. if your wings collapse its a kick out for a 3 or a drive or etc. getting beat causes your defense to shift and when it does lanes open up and people get open. good defensive teams can talk rotate quick and recover as best they can. all of this can be avoided though if you can keep you man in front of you on the outside. personally i think that's what hurts us more. watch the celts game tonight and i'll do the same, we can compare notes.
Darko's recent performance is an aberration.
Never, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.
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