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    Originally Posted by Paul1355
    Good post and I personally think Anthony Randolph could play a Jared Jeffries type of role since he is not known for his post defense, but is great in the pursuit and blocking shots.

    Anthony at the top of the key is pretty tough because he is 6'11 with a 7'5 wingspan and moves like a guard and can steal the ball pretty well.

    Now if Azubuike was healthy he would play that role of Larry Hughes as you mentioned, but with him still hurt the guys that play the 2 are Chandler, Mason, and Walker.

    The man-to-man would be our primary defense but to change it up we can do this for a 1-3-1:
    Anthony at the top of the key, Chandler and Gallo covering the wings, Amare in the middle, Turiaf or Mozgov down low....you see that working out in spurts, Kiya?
    That would work fine if we had a defensive-minded leader on court making
    sure everyone falls into a defensive setting.
    Example: The Denver Nuggets have two defensive leaders on court in
    Billups/K.Mart making sure teammates lineup for defensive switches to
    have a 50 win season. The team defensive weakness is super-star Carmelo Anthony,
    oponents will always lineup sceen plays to go one on one at Melo.
    In last season playoff Deron & Boozer scored on Melo at will in the series going one on one.

    So Felton/Mason or Douglas/Walker will have to tighten up their
    backcourt defensive setting on the passing-lane and peremeter
    for Gallo or Randolph to play the top of the key, while Turiaf & Amare mesh
    their strengths so both are not found defending the peremeter at the same
    time leaving the paint area open. This happen alot in the last two seasons
    with Lee/Harrington in the middle.
    Somehow for some sad reason I dont see Chandler & Ewing Jr. on our roster
    for the 2010-11 season.

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    The author doesn't understand the concepts/rotations/responsibilities of a 1-3-1 if he thinks Turiaf at the bottom of the zone is a good idea.

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    Originally Posted by Kiyaman
    That would work fine if we had a defensive-minded leader on court making
    sure everyone falls into a defensive setting.
    Example: The Denver Nuggets have two defensive leaders on court in
    Billups/K.Mart making sure teammates lineup for defensive switches to
    have a 50 win season. The team defensive weakness is super-star Carmelo Anthony,
    oponents will always lineup sceen plays to go one on one at Melo.
    In last season playoff Deron & Boozer scored on Melo at will in the series going one on one.

    So Felton/Mason or Douglas/Walker will have to tighten up their
    backcourt defensive setting on the passing-lane and peremeter
    for Gallo or Randolph to play the top of the key, while Turiaf & Amare mesh
    their strengths so both are not found defending the peremeter at the same
    time leaving the paint area open. This happen alot in the last two seasons
    with Lee/Harrington in the middle.
    Somehow for some sad reason I dont see Chandler & Ewing Jr. on our roster
    for the 2010-11 season.
    I agree with everything except the last sentence.

    Ewing Jr. is just good karma(might always be that bench player on our team)
    Remember Ewing's vertical leap in 2008 was the 2nd highest in the entire NCAA draft, only Blake Griffin had a better leap than Ewing Jr.

    That is saying alot, he has the ability to really be a leaper who can grab rebounds and dunk the ball. We will see what he is made of and if he can stay healthy.

    Chandler might be gone I agree since Donnie has already offered him in a trade and Gallo is our starter at SF forever. BUT if no team wants him for value than there is no point in trading ILL WILL. He has the upside, just has to stay healthy.

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