like Paul and Rondo who we have already played? I remember those games...
Excellent point he did drop almost 40 in a WIN.. it's also DJ fault Gerald didn't play in Detroit
Last edited by ballwhore; 12-30-2010 at 11:38 AM.
As long as it's understood that the lack of hand checking has ruined perimeter defense then I can agree. DJ can't guard the quick ones any more or less than the rest of the PGs so saying his man D is his weakness is a bit off. However, the thing I certainly see as a weakness (and something I've ALWAYS harped on) for him is his inability to read screens. He repeatedly went over the screen on guys like TJ and Sessions when he's supposed to go under. And he repeatedly went under on guys like Boobie and Jennings when he's supposed to go over.
If he can just play guys the right way and let them guard themselves. (ie. sag off of Rondo, Rose, Collison, stick to Jennings, Paul, Deron) then his defensive reputation will go up. Maybe he just needs to watch more film?
This is so true and a problem but it also depends on how well they use the screen. If the guard is running less than a foot on the big setting the screen where is the room to go over? Defense on the screens weakness though.
Last edited by ballwhore; 12-30-2010 at 12:04 PM.
Everyone's defense could use a little stepping up. It's a team game. The best teams play team defense.
At least DJ is putting the ball in the hole. The same could not be said for everyone.
Also give Wallace a few more games under Silas before we all jump to conclusions. I saw quite a few good hustle/break plays on his part which were vintage Crash (minus emphatic dunk).
And (getting slightly off topic) haven't we all agreed Gerald would be best as a 3rd option? What's wrong with letting DJ and Jax carry the scoring load, especially when they've been doing a good job. Shouldn't this help Wallace?
I'm more concerned about 7 bench guys playing a combined 59 minutes and putting up 11 total points.