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Old 02-21-2010, 10:21 PM   #46
AirJordan23
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Default Re: Penny Hardaway appreciation thread

Hill was a better defender than Penny. Penny was below average in that regard. He had a lot of trouble guarding smaller, quicker guards and even the wings though he did a solid job of contesting shots. He was extremely quick on the offensive end in regards to getting to the lane but that quickness was hardly on display on the defensive end. I'd say lack of effort was the biggest problem. He was a good team defender, though. Most of the steals he got were NOT from playing the passing lanes and his weakside defense was solid as well. Hill wasn't a spectacular defender, either but I'd say he was a notch above Penny.
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