Originally Posted by Antidope
Originally Posted by parada45
I hate the Wizards man
I was at the game yesterday
Hopefully we can beat the Cavs and Kings
Win or lose I would have loved to be at that game, it was a thriller. I was yelling at the screen.
That was a real tough loss for the Wizards. However, it just goes to show how well the Spurs are coached and also how Pop puts these guys in a position to succeed. Funny thing now about the Wizards is that I expect them not only to compete every night, but also to win each time they are on the court. Say what you want about the East, but as of late, the Wizards have had some quality wins against some of the NBAs best. As long as they lock up a 3/4/5 seed, I think they have an excellent chance of advancing in the playoffs. That would be huge for the franchise.
Originally Posted by bonafide hustla
he's definitely one of the better guys to be put into this position. can't take that away from him. He's a 6'9, damn near 300 pound, beast.
but I think the way the media/general followers of the NBA play this up so much is a bit overhyped. Scrawny *** KD guarded Marc Gasol all series in teh playoffs last year. I've seen guys in the past like Jason Kidd not be pedestrian against positions all the way up to the 4/5 in PnR situations. There are more people that can do it, Lebron is just on a team where he has to do it with some sort of consistency. Same with his "facilitating" and "passing" abilities.
It's not like Lebron gets caught up on defending 5's on bad switches or anything along those lines...he actually gets assignments where he has to do it.
Not for nothing, but when we do eventually see a decline in his speed/athleticism, I think he could make a seamless transition to the 4 and be a top-3 player at that position.