Beast Mode wrote:Ummm Bada, if you watched the Hawks games, you'd see how much Horford owes Josh Smith when it comes to defense. How many times does Josh have to come from nowhere to block a shot to save Horford who just got raped in the post? Josh is also an impact player, makes star type plays, game winning dunks n sh*t, Horford is a good guy to have, but there's guys who can put up his line all over the league. Josh Smith makes Horford better... can't say the same about Horford for Smith.
I will agree with some of that. Certainly Smith's ability to block shots on help defense helps everyone.
But Horford being raped in the post is going way to far. Hands down, without question, he is one of the best post defenders in the league. It just can not be argued.
But yes, Smith will be on the Sportscenter highlights... I get that. he easily jumps out at you as someone who is imensly talented. Horford you have to watch a bit closer (especially when you have 3 of the leagues biggest "chuckers" on one team with JJ, Smith, and Crawford). And when you do watch him closely, you realize how sound this guy is in EVERY aspect of being a 4/5.
Also, I guess I value HEART more than spectacular block and dunks. But that is just me.