Originally Posted by knicksman
but they also have a top 10 offense to go along with defense. Actually the average offensive rating and defensive rating of the past champions is 5th for defense and 6th for offense so yeah keep dreaming like you dont need offense coz your team will fail in the end. The reason why defense is higher because its harder to play offense.
And LOL at howard being better than dirk. You act like dirk is just becomes better this year when this guy just consistently won 50+ wins in his career. And has been to the finals twice and if wade wasnt gifted 30+ fts, he would have 2 chips by now.
Well why dont you just look at the center position if you want proof of playing defense=injuries. Noah, bynum, perkins, oden, yao, nene, shaq, etc. are all injury prones. And there are other centers too.
1. So the average for Champions is 5th for defense and 6th for offense....whose argument does that support?
2. I never said YOU don't need OFFENSE, I said OFFENSE takes a back seat to defense....any coach will tell you that...it's why you hardly ever touch a basketball the first day of practice/camp.
3. Excuses, excuses. D. Howard, the best defensive player in the game is better than Dirk, the best offensive PF in the game.
4. Being tall and having that large a frame on over active knees is the reason centers are injury-prone. Oden got hurt standing up...he wasn't even playing ball.