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Old 08-02-2013, 12:10 PM   #9
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Default Re: How to improve perimeter D?

Originally Posted by Rake2204
You said a lot of good things, but I liked this in particular. It's something I've had to work on in recent years. There were times where, if I was beat, I'd be like, "Ah well, it's up to the help defense now." I mean, I wouldn't just wave him by and stand still, but when I was beat, I kind of felt like I was out of the play.

However, I've noticed there's still a lot to be said for trailing a player who's beat you off the dribble all the way until a play occurs. Often, if help does come about, it can create a claustrophobic situation for the ball handler.

Yes, definitely. Never give up on defense even if you get blown by in the most ridiculous fashion. Sometimes in those situations, players have a false sense of security and think you're out of the play. For the most part, you are. Sometimes, you're able to recover.
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