Ringo wrote:Blackfoot wrote:JebronLames wrote:Also want to point out that though defensive rebounding is imperative to closing out the defensive possession and this integral to overall defense, the fact that dlees defensive rebound numbers tell me that he doesn't challenge the original shot. Most shot blockers/ rim protectors tend to have lower d rebounds because they're out of position trying for the shot block.
David's biggest problem on d is that he sacrifices challenging the original shot in order to box out and secure the rebound. Bogut also had this issue in the playoffs.
I think the warriors need to acquire a true defensive shot blocking presence I e tyson chandler
If you think Chandler is a better shot blocking defensive presence than Bogut than you are wrong. Bogut is one of the most pure defenders in the NBA.
+1 Blackfoot. As others have mentioned, hopefully Bogut will be healthy next year which we help Lee's defence. I'll take Jebron's comments in relation to Bogut with a grain of salt as he was the same person who wanted Biedrins to play more minutes than Bogut in the playoffs.
True... But I noticed the same thing JeBron did in the 1st and 2nd rounds; Bogut was definitely surrendering shots outside of the paint without contention to guys like Tony Parker and Andre Miller. Is that on Bogut... or the guards who are supposed to be performing their namesake on the opposing backcourt? I'd lean towards the latter. I'd also point out that while Lee fails to contest to prepare for potential rebounds, Bogut is more strategic than that; he seemed to be surrendering close range shots for the sake of preventing lay-ups. He leapt at everything that was put up inside the circle, but you gotta admit: those pull-ups and floaters from 6 feet out were virtually unguarded.
I have no defense for the Chandler suggestion, though. Tyson Chandler throws down harder alley-oops than Bogut aaaaaaaand that's about it.