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Old 10-23-2012, 08:56 PM   #16
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Default Re: Dwight vs Blake who will be dunked on first

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Your information is outdated. Blake's been a very respectable defender since late last season. Maybe not "good" or "great" defensively but above average which is a huge step up from "nearly nonexistent". BTW for the people saying Griffin can't guard Howard go download Magic vs Clippers from last year in Feb when Chauncey tore his Achilles. Griffin guarded Howard 1 on 1 for entire OT period and shut his ass down, stopping Howard on 5 straight tries.

There are a lot of myths surrounding Blake Griffin that's for sure. Howard couldn't even back Griffin down.... so the idea that Griffin is much weaker or something doesn't fly either
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Clippersfan86 youre starting to show your team bias now brotha. Griffin showed no signs of technique or growth last season. There was a complete lack thereof. Hes a terrible defender.
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Clippersfan86 youre starting to show your team bias now brotha. Griffin showed no signs of technique or growth last season. There was a complete lack thereof. Hes a terrible defender.

Kendrick Perkins of all people said the biggest improvement he noticed in Blake was his defense last year. Multiple articles quoting scouts and GM's said the same. Blake went from terrible defender to "okay" defender last year, especially late season and on. His defense looks to have taken another step forward. All of the Clippers best defensive lineups were with Griffin on the court BTW, not Evans or Kmart.
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Ah shit, my bad, didn't even read the thread.

I see Dwight getting dunked on first, Griffin doesn't have the balls to try block a Dwight dunk attempt.
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Old 10-23-2012, 11:22 PM   #20
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Default Re: Dwight vs Blake who will be dunked on first

My money would be on the guy that actually protects the rim getting dunked on first.


I'm trying to think of a time when Blake even blocked a shot at the rim, and I'm drawing a blank... and I watch almost every Clippers game.
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Old 10-23-2012, 11:25 PM   #21
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Didn't Dwight already get dunked on
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Old 10-23-2012, 11:41 PM   #22
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My money would be on the guy that actually protects the rim getting dunked on first.


I'm trying to think of a time when Blake even blocked a shot at the rim, and I'm drawing a blank... and I watch almost every Clippers game.

At rim is an odd specification but here are some Griffin blocks. I understand because this is about getting dunked on but in the paint is usually where blocks happen anyways.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crTWjzHJn5M

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IeUaErBS5fs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qa6BoqOXZUM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YznvfOLWOf0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXupsQy7LiE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_8ALbD6_Zw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGf3tHbNYIk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhEBTPdgAsU


This isn't all of the good ones... just enough to be surprised that you don't remember any. Besides Griffin's defensive progress has been man defense and defensive IQ. Not sure he will ever be a shotblocker. Malone wasn't either and became a well above average man defender and that's all I expect of Blake. I agree though Dwight is far more likely to contest Griffin than the other way around.
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Default Re: Dwight vs Blake who will be dunked on first

Dwight.

Hard to get dunked on when you never play defense.
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