Feltons' issue isn't physical, he has the speed and quickness.
Originally Posted by metrocard
His problem (and many others on our team) is poor technique exacerbated by poor coaching strategy.
There are tell tell signs if a defender uses the proper technique to stay in front of his man (besides us seeing him stay in front of his man) and I don't see it with the majority of these players.
I'm fully confident that if hired, I could provide immediate dividends by teaching this team how to play defense. As a coach it really pains me to know that these "professional" coaches can't even get their players to display proper defensive fundamental techniques.
Just put the spotlight on a Tom Thibs team and watch the defense.
:lol: And how would you do that? It comes down to so much more than what you think you know/are capable of.
And don't reply to this herpes born pygmy like he knows a single thing about basketball. He just types in and repeats google topics and feigns cleverness. Dude's a straight fake that never played hoops.
Felton is fast, but I wouldnt rank him in the top 10 in the NBA in terms of speed. That's speed going forward.
Felton's lateral movement is quit poor, also moving backwards Felton's foot quickness is not enough to stay infront of his defenders.
You're right, it can be changed with practice. Nate Robinson was horrible defensively as a Knick, he goes to Chicago and he becomes a ball hawk and lives to deny the ball. Thibs is a great coach simply.
Crazy8, you're still upset? Damn you're really a weaker character than I thought. For a guy who sits home all day and jerks his sons off, I don't think you have much of an athletic background besides running after kids. You play hoops? haha, okay kangaroo boy. You look more related to Steve Irwin than you look like you ever touched a basketball. I worked with collegiate D1 basketball athletes as a strength and conditioning coach and I been following the NBA and been an NBA draft geek since 1998. Stop being so mad, it was never that serious...it's hard to take you seriously at this point since all your post this year have been worst than bigapple. You're the resident troll now.