Yeah, all of that sounds good in theory Fab, until the experiment that is watching a game cancels it out.
Small guys shouldn't be able to guard Dirk in the post, too bad he doesn't like to go down there and when he does...well he doesn't know what to do. Except take another jumpshot.
Then why is he doubled and tripled so much down there? Your statement doesn't make sense. If Dirk can't post up teams wouldn't double and triple dirk so agressively down ther eot leave the Mavs shooters open. If the Mavs shooters hit their shots they woudln't be able to double and triple Dirk. Bill russell wrote a big article aobut it -- how Dirk was being doubled and tripled
"The Importance Of Passing
Dallas has to do a better job of getting its big shooter, Dirk Nowitzki, isolated. When the Warriors double and triple team him, guys have to go to specific spots so he doesn’t have to worry about where he is going to pass after he gets the ball."
But in reality, sure Dirk creates mismatches, but fact is those guys that I've named have all effectively guarded Dirk one on one for much of games. Teams may send a trap when he's in the post, though not always. Their long arms effect his jumpshot enough to not let him go off.
Not according to Bill Russell. He says it's the responsiblity of his coach to fix their problem.
Again. Dirk was doubled and triple more agressivley than Boozer. Period.
What's funny are the lies you make up about the Mavs not having shooters from the few times Dirk plays in the post and gets doubled. They have atleast 3 guys on the court that can catch and shoot...in the GS series when Dirk was the center they had 4. And surprisingly...a lot of guys made shots and had good series for the Mavs.
go look at the Mavs run to the Finals (against injured teams). The Mavs were one of the worst 3 point shooting teams in the playoffs. And they were just as bad last season. Again. You couldn't be more wrong. Dirk is the onyl consistent perimter shooter and Avery has to use him to post up because no one else can create offense on the Mavs.
What's even funnier are you Mavs fans saying Melo doesn't create mismatches. AS if you have any idea. Just because he's not 7 feet tall doesn't mean he doesn't create mismatches. He creates mismatches with his superior versatility and skills.
Dirk is FAR MORE versatile relative to his position than Melo. If Anything Melo is limited compared to other great small forwards. he's slow and bloated. He;s like Barkley. Too small to be a dominant power big player or defend big players and too slow to dominate small forwards with quickness. He's the complete opposite of Dirk.
He can score in every way on the court... He's got handles Dirk only wishes he had and can blow by anybody with his great first step (often needing guys to step up and help, thus drawing extra coverage).
He's got elite post skills,
and no small forward/shooting guard can guard him down there, hell he may draw triple teams down there. Where ever he gets the ball, he's gonna get defenses out of position as help will be needed. But pretty much the fact that he does consistently demand extra help in the post and knows how to pass it out and hit the open man, is a bonus over Dirk (not saying Dirk can't, but he simply doesn't post up as much). Melo allows his team an inside out focal point offensively.
7 feet or not, he's not a better offensive player than Melo... nor is he more versatile/
Yet he still couldn't get anything done even with a really strong frontline and AI.