But we have seen many times when Amare gets pissed off and wants to play defense, he has the best blocks in the NBA.
Just think about the block on Stephen Jackson during an away game that completely silenced the crowd and this dunk would have tied the game i belive and amare just stuffed the crap out of him, embarissing him.
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He is averaging 26 ppg, he is in the top 5 list for MVP candidates, I am not concerned about his intensity on defense because i know he doesnt want to foul people.
But when he just gives up plays and doesnt rebound, then that is problem
If Amare doesn't get more than 7 rebounds in a game, then there is a problem. He should get atleast 9 boards every game, with his athleticism he should get more.
So I know he shows signs of laziness on defense and rebounding but Mike D does not stress these things so how can you expect Amare to focus so much on it?
Amare can only coach so much before he needs the coach to help him out and the coach only focuses on shooting. And Amare has been stroking it.
We need that KG type player or a Perkins.
A person that will change everyones intensity. Paul Pierce and Ray Allen weren't known for D, but as soon as KG got their they made that commitment and w/ KG yelling at you and beating his chest your going to play better D. We just don't have that.
he needs to be taught about defense before he can play it...
One thing i learned growing up is that defense is 90% mental and its how hard you care for defense and thats why melo and stat dont play any.they obviously try but it isnt a passion to them to try and lock someone down.where as on offense their passionate thats why there such great scorers.
I always think its funny when people say "just teach them how to do it then"
You can't teach a guy to play hard all the time or care about the things he'll get no highlight reels over.
If it were that easy to teach players everything, there would be no flops in the NBA.
Amar'e was never taught defense. He has said publicly, that Alvin Gentry i the only coach who ever taught him defensive principles. Defense takes commitment, but it also takes defensive IQ... seeing the ball and your man. Knowing how to judge what a post player is going to do when you are defending him.
Its about recognizing where your teammates are and knowing when to help and when not to help. This can all be taught. Defense can be taught... don't listen to anyone who says D can't be taught.
Quick question, how come i have never seen a "why doesn't David Lee play defense", thread, i mean, he is better at it than D. Lee, no?
He did TONIGHT!
Still a pressing issue now even though
we have a legit Big man to back him up
This guy doesn't simply care on defense and
now that his Jumper is off he's TRASH!