Originally Posted by TMT
Yeah, we just don't have any guys who can just jump out of the gym and into passing lanes like we'd need to in order to double Dirk. But when all else fails, it's time to change your tactics, and Matt Bonner guarding Dirk 1 on 1 isn't going to get us back in this series. The Mavs are too good of shooters to leave them open, but we aren't good enough rebounders to be outnumbered in the lane. So it's really a pick your poison kind of deal.
thats the thing, we arent too good of shooters. Caron/marion/damp/haywood/jj/stevenson can all be left open without any fear of them hitting jumpers.
And no matt bonner guarding dirk one on one isnt the answer. The best thing to do would be to put timmy on him and hope that them both being superstars would let timmy get away with being super physical. The risk you run there is that A) timmy cant guard him without fouling which puts it on the refs to let him get away with things. B) it takes a ton out of his legs and you need him on O and C) if the refs do call the fouls on him, hes in foul trouble and there goes the game.