Originally Posted by bih
And then you make playoffs somehow and you expect Andrea to defend Ibaka/Duncan?
Remember when the league had Patrick Ewing, Hakeem Olajuwon, David Robinson, Shaquille O'Neal, Alonzo Mourning?
How often do you think Patrick played 1v1 on defense? How often was Oak or Mase guarding Hakeem in that Finals? How often did they guard the other guys?
Forgetting that Duncan is playing C, why do you think that -if he was playing PF- that the Lakers couldn't have guard Howard him? Do you not think that's allowed if Duncan is listed at PF? Duncan often guarded Shaq when Duncan was actually playing PF, even with Robinson there. Why? Well, how about keeping Bargnani on him and both keep Howard out of foul trouble and to allow him to control the paint and come over on help. That's why Ewing did. That's what Robinson did a lot of when Duncan was in town, and a million others.
Besides, everyone is always obsessed with "well this guy is gonna kill him" and all that. They say it about Nash. They say it about everyone. I'm not saying go after Bargnani. But they should worry less about nullifying somebody and more about making themselves as good as they can be.