If he learns to just slide his feet, extend his arms and just use his body to block their paths then that would be wicked, coz he is a wide body and if he knew how to use it it could create problems for these guys. but, he doesnt, and frankly, i dont think he'll be able to learn. or at least willing to.
Last edited by TheGloveinRapsUniform; Thu Apr 21st, 2011 at 02:19 PM.
To be fair he doesn't really defend bigs either so it's not like he'd be giving up more or something. Plus he'd be able to shoot over pretty much any 3.
If Bargs played the three, defensively he would have to guard the other teams weakest offensive player whatever position they were. On a few occasions last year we saw a lineup of Bargs, ED and AJ.
center -big enough to post up inside -- threat
pf--- quick enough and skilled enough to play stretch 4 when needed
sf --- unlimited range and smooth stroke to play the 3 can pump fake and dribble drive from 3 point line with the best of them
big enough to play the 5
mobile enough to play the 4
can play 3 only against opposing 3's with no ballhandling skills
Last edited by DunkinDerozan; Thu Apr 21st, 2011 at 03:51 PM.
Here is the box score:
Personally, I could see Bargs play the 3. Even if he starts the game at this position doesn't mean he'll be there all game long! On offense, I think it could work well. As for the defensive end, just like some of you said before, when he's at the 3, he takes the weakest player on the other team and that's it. I really could see it happen and I'd like to. And if he gets beat by his man, you got some good shot blockers and defenders inside to help him.
I'd be willing to try it. I mean, he could at least guard the Keith Bogans' and James Jones' of the world without too much trouble... right? right?!?! Please tell me I'm right!!!!
The year he lined up at SF his defensive rating and opp. PER was worst. What is more telling though is his OFFENSIVE production was also less compared to lining up at PF or C that same year. Likely to do with the fact that he is a jump shooter, and SFs in this league will actually come out to you at the 3pt line and bother you, and harass throughout the game. Who knows, I just gotta say
NO WAY IN HELL>
Hey, we are a rebuilding team. Whatever they do they won't be able to contain the Heat. And I repeat it, that's a starting 5, it doesn't mean that this is it all game long!
Scoring is a big factor in winning, but not the only factor. For me, Offense has a slight advantage over defense but again, dont get me wrong, defense is daaaamn important, good defense takes you there, but offense pushes you beyond. Its just logical, basketball is a game where winning is done by scoring more points. You can win games by stopping opponents but what really gave you that win is that last basket you made against the opponent. You can stop every shot your opponent attempts but unless you put one in your basket, thats the only time you win a game.
As I said, I'm of the belief that scoring and defense are equally important if you want to win. You can compete by focusing on one or the other, but if you truly want to win, both have to be good. You can certainly be a player that focuses on one, but if you are a complete liability on the other end, then you're going to hurt the team. A player like Dennis Rodman wasn't a liability on offense because he moved well without the ball, was a great offensive rebounder and had a high basketball IQ and was a good passer. Bruce Bowen was basically a scrub until he was able to hit the 3 point shot consistently, thus not being a liability on offense, anymore.
A guy like Reggie Evans is certainly an excellent rebounder, and he gets a lot of offensive rebounds and is actually a decent passer, but the fact that he can't hit a shot even when he's standing under the basket makes him pretty much useless, especially on a good team.
It's not just one dimensional offensive players that I have something against. It's that I have something against ANY player who is a liability on either end of the court. If you play 30 mpg, but are effective for only 15 minutes and a liability for the other 15 minutes, that is a problem.
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