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    Exclamation ADís defense is overrated

    A little contact and this guy folds like a lawn chair. Giannis can walk to the rim against him

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    Default Re: ADís defense is overrated

    I agree. DeAndre Jordan shut down Giannis, but not AD.

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    Default Re: ADís defense is overrated

    Quote Originally Posted by 2ball View Post
    A little contact and this guy folds like a lawn chair. Giannis can walk to the rim against him
    Especially against bigger players and centers.

    His defence is predicated on his length and athleticism/quickness which is particularly effective against smaller players.

    Take away his length advantage and he isn't as impressive, hence why he/coaches are reluctant to match him up against opponents' centers. He then becomes prone to foul trouble.

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    Default Re: ADís defense is overrated

    LeBron is the defensive anchor on the team

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    Default Re: ADís defense is overrated

    Like above poster said... lebron is usually the anchor post defender. AD is elite weakside and guarding perimeter drivers but post guys that can score struggle more with lebron

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    Default Re: ADís defense is overrated

    Even Vogel noticed, he benched AD end of 2nd quarter with 6 seconds left(bucks ball) for Montrezl Harell

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    Default Re: ADís defense is overrated

    AD is all limbs with zero core strenght... a moderate hip check usually takes care of him.

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    Default Re: ADís defense is overrated

    Quote Originally Posted by 2ball View Post
    A little contact and this guy folds like a lawn chair. Giannis can walk to the rim against him
    It's only overrated if you thought of him as an impenetrable defensive wall. But he's not a stout, large shot blocker of that type.

    He's versatile, long, wirey and athletic and he can defend just about every position. His defensive speed is excellent. He can get from here to there very quickly - a nightmare for an offense.

    And his instincts for the ball on the defensive side are impeccable. He is able to surprise offensive players with blocks and steals from distances and strange angles that they never see coming.

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    Default Re: ADís defense is overrated

    No he isn't overrated. Nobody stops Giannis with a full head of steam.

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    Default Re: ADís defense is overrated

    Quote Originally Posted by 2ball View Post
    A little contact and this guy folds like a lawn chair. Giannis can walk to the rim against him
    A man who can defend all positions in basketball is overrated now?

    SHUT THE FK UP MORON.

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    Default Re: ADís defense is overrated

    Nah, his D is great but yeah, he struggles with Giannis' bull dozing because he's too light; Giannis can't bulldoze Lebron like that though.

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    Default Re: ADís defense is overrated

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnMax View Post
    He's so good at defense that LeFraud has started playing defense in regular season again like he used to do in Miami.
    So LeBron wins a ring without AD with the very same roster? Is that correct?

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    Default Re: ADís defense is overrated

    Quote Originally Posted by Nike D'Antoni View Post
    Even Vogel noticed, he benched AD end of 2nd quarter with 6 seconds left(bucks ball) for Montrezl Harell
    Only because he had 2 fouls and Vogel didn't want him to pick another one there. He is obviously better than MH on defense.

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    Default Re: ADís defense is overrated

    Quote Originally Posted by dankok8 View Post
    No he isn't overrated. Nobody stops Giannis with a full head of steam.
    An accurately called charge call does.

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    Default Re: ADís defense is overrated

    Haha the only reason why I keep coming back here is to see the stans meltdown

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