Re: portland trailblazers know all about taking the 7ftr


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Posted by russsmith on June 12, 2018 at 06:15:09

In Reply to: portland trailblazers know all about taking the 7ftr posted by Pdxbruin66 on June 12, 2018 at 04:55:44

True but does anybody think Doncic or Young are going to be at the level of Durant, let alone Jordan?

I have no issue with either player on offense I think they are both NBA level players offensively, but it's not clear either guy is capable of guarding in the NBA. The original point here was bigs get taken out in the playoffs by the way teams run their offense, they will do the exact same things to Doncic and young.

Look at how Houston and Cleveland ran plays to get the Warriors to switch so they could attack Curry knowing he wasn't 100% over the knee. Now change Curry to Trae Young who's 2-3 inches smaller, lighter, and at least at the moment a vastly inferior defender.

As a Warrior fan I remember when Don Nelson was coaching the Warriors and Chris Jackson was playing for Denver. Nelson would run plays to post up Tim Hardaway on Jackson and it was absurd, it was either a layup or a foul or both until Denver would concede and take Jackson out of the game.

I suspect Doncic will be better than that but it's not clear if Young will, until he gets stronger. Now if he's close to Curry offensively, it won't matter too much but I suspect there will be a big learning curve for him.




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