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Old 12-20-2008, 09:55 PM   #1
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Default What to do against a small, fast, and physical defender?

Whenever i try to jab step, cross over, behind the back, fake or any other move
the guy rebounds quickly and he gets under your skin too
and if i post up, he 'll get back down but he starts reaching for the ball and often times i ended up taking a bad fade away shot

what should i do against some guy like that?
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Old 12-20-2008, 10:07 PM   #2
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Default Re: What to do against a small, fast, and physical defender?

ideally, if you have somebody who is capable of making a proper entry pass [which you probably don't, given the basketball IQ of the american basketball community today] you'd seal him off on the block towards the free throw line, catch the entry pass, turn baseline, and score. keep doing that until the other team sends help and when they do you rack up the assists [tim duncan style ].

given that you probably wouldn't have a teammate who knows how to throw an entry pass i'd just post him up, turn around, and shoot over him. either that or get somebody to set you a screen.
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Old 12-20-2008, 10:51 PM   #3
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ideally, if you have somebody who is capable of making a proper entry pass [which you probably don't, given the basketball IQ of the american basketball community today] you'd seal him off on the block towards the free throw line, catch the entry pass, turn baseline, and score. keep doing that until the other team sends help and when they do you rack up the assists [tim duncan style ].

given that you probably wouldn't have a teammate who knows how to throw an entry pass i'd just post him up, turn around, and shoot over him. either that or get somebody to set you a screen.

Thanks for the help
Almost forgot there is team work since it always turns into a iso showdown.
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Old 12-20-2008, 11:36 PM   #4
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Default Re: What to do against a small, fast, and physical defender?

i'd say use your body to it's full extent if you're bigger. use your length to your advantage.
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Old 12-21-2008, 03:49 AM   #5
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Default Re: What to do against a small, fast, and physical defender?

Call your biggest team-mate for a screen :)
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Old 12-22-2008, 04:13 AM   #6
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Default Re: What to do against a small, fast, and physical defender?

Small, fast and physical means that in comparison you see yourself as being large, slow and weaker. Use the size advantage, post up on the blocks and dont try to take him off the dribble. Use pump-fakes instead of jab steps, and grow some ballz and initiate contact with him. Its always about the first 3 minutes that determine who is in trouble and who is in control, so dont focus on scoring for the first three and exclusively give him a shot of his own shiet, on offense AND defense.
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Old 01-26-2009, 04:50 AM   #7
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Default Re: What to do against a small, fast, and physical defender?

in one on one or game?

if one on one i have a friend who is like 5 11 i always play with and he is rogh and always going for a steal so i just cross it and if he goes for the steal i spin off him and blow by

im 6 5 so i could post him up but its street ball and thats boring as hell and its streetball fun not practice

oh and i can dribble so no problem in getting it stolen
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Old 01-26-2009, 07:33 AM   #8
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your strong body&teamwork
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Old 01-26-2009, 07:37 AM   #9
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2 words... flagrant foul. :)
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Old 01-26-2009, 02:54 PM   #10
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Default Re: What to do against a small, fast, and physical defender?

Move off the ball, and try to get a pass leading you to the hoop. This allows you to get a step on the faster defender without having to put the ball on the floor.

Obviously, you can also post him up.
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Old 01-26-2009, 03:26 PM   #11
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Default Re: What to do against a small, fast, and physical defender?

my son has this problem alot. he's usually a bit taller than the other kids and a tad slower. i just tell him to anticipate your opponent's moves, keep your arms stretched out to help contain them and move your feet as quickly as u can.
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Old 01-27-2009, 02:57 AM   #12
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my son has this problem alot. he's usually a bit taller than the other kids and a tad slower. i just tell him to anticipate your opponent's moves, keep your arms stretched out to help contain them and move your feet as quickly as u can.
teach him how to seal his defenders... stick his forearm into his defender and hold him away. stick out the other hand and catch the ball. if the defender overplays simply go back door and look for a pass, or spin and try to reseal. it's very tough to articulate but on a court i'd be able to teach it.
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Old 02-14-2009, 01:29 PM   #13
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Get the elbows flowing, they'll back off a little.
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Old 02-15-2009, 06:18 PM   #14
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Default Re: What to do against a small, fast, and physical defender?

Sounds like the kind of player who is tough to beat of the dribble. If he is then don't carry on wasting dribble moves on him, it will just frustrate your team-mates. Instead play off the ball, using effective cuts to the basket and screens to create space for yourself. Take the jumpshots when your are open. When your arenít set screens for your team-mates, and get yourself into the game by grabbing offensive rebounds. A player can never shut another player down completely if you maintain a flexible approach. Trouble is most players are so focused on playing their one on one game, and beating their opponents of the dribble, that they tend to forget that there are loads of other ways to be effective!
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Old 02-18-2009, 03:25 PM   #15
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i would dribble to my stronger side, then pull up for a short, quick j...no way to stop it
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