Originally Posted by picc84
Right, it worked in November but come later in the season and on it wasnt nearly as effective anymore. Our D was based on funneling players toward bigs but our defensive instincts and principles weren't sharp enough yet to make every proper rotation.
In fact i'm almost positive one of the players commented on it that teams had figured it out and adjusted. I think it was Luke.
It was certainly a gimmick.
I'd rather we just focused on our guys staying in front of their man instead of giving them lane's to help that may not be there.
In anyways, i'm glad for Kurt and congrats to him. I hope he succeeds.
I am with you interms of focussing in keeping their men in front of them, but certain players like Fisher who understandibly aged, have difficulty doing this. I felt they still used this type of defense in the playoffs and it still worked in fair no. of times. To me it's a matter of reacting to what the other team is doing. If they repeatedly burned you by hitting open shooters and these shooters were on fire in the corners, then switch to another kind of scheme.
If the other team struggles in the perimeter, then they are still ok IMO bec you are basically stopping their high FG% penetrations.