Re: Lopez vs. Howard
lopez against the knicks, active in the fist half. but absolutely invisible in the second when the knicks turned up their defensive pressure on him. this is how its been all along. when the going gets tough, lopez folds. never mind his complete lack of defensive awareness as well.
and did you see the crucial play with a minute to go in the 4th when he loses his shoe and tries to put it back on while the ball is still in play and the ball bounces off his back and out of bounds. in that critical juncture, you cannot do that. thats something you do in peewee basketball, not the nba.
im trying my best to give lopez a chance but he isnt giving me anything to defend. he has the willpower and toughness of a 3 year old. and mind you this is regular season. think about the playoffs when guys play much harder and dirtier and scouting reports/adustments will be tighter. lopez will be eaten alive.