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Old 02-08-2011, 10:53 AM   #1
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Default Nicolas Batum calls out Rose's D or lack thereof

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Batum: Derrick Rose 'Can't Play Defense'
Feb 08, 2011 05:23 AM EST


LaMarcus Aldridge had a career-high 42 points as the Blazers defeated the Bulls by a final of 109-103 on Monday night.

But Nicolas Batum gave a great deal of credit for the win to Andre Miller, who had an effective night against Derrick Rose.

"We know that Derrick Rose is a good offensive player," Batum said. "But you have to play defense, too. He can't guard Dre. You gotta play defense. He can't play defense, so that's why we put Dre inside and try to attack him. He did a great job. Had 25 (points) and 11 (assists)."

Rose had 36 points and six assists.

Via Joe Freeman/Oregonian


Read more: http://basketball.realgm.com/wiretap...#ixzz1DNZBrm9Y

I'm actually glad he said this. I think Rose is the type of guy that will take this personally and now make it an ambition to substantially improve his defense. Thanks for the motivation Batum

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Old 02-08-2011, 10:55 AM   #2
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Default Re: Nicola Batum calls out Rose's D or lack thereof

Yeah he's definitely improved his defense, but he's nowhere near what he needs to be. And he's got the tools for it too.
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Old 02-08-2011, 11:06 AM   #3
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Fair enough.


Now let's talk about YOUR shortcomings Nicholas, shall we?
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Old 02-08-2011, 11:41 AM   #4
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I'm actually glad he said this. I think Rose is the type of guy that will take this personally and now make it an ambition to substantially improve his defense. Thanks for the motivation Batum

Well said.

Although knocking Andre Miller on his ass for the 5th time in his career at the end of the half had to have pumped him up some too. Play some defense Andre, you just got owned for 36. LOL
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Old 02-08-2011, 01:11 PM   #5
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Default Re: Nicola Batum calls out Rose's D or lack thereof

It's kind of a knock on Miller too if you think about it....
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Old 02-08-2011, 03:08 PM   #6
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Default Re: Nicola Batum calls out Rose's D or lack thereof

Batum is a scrub who doesnt play defense, doesnt hustle, and cant hit open jumpers. With Noah the Bulls have the best D in the league and rose is a big part of that. Miller has a good night and Batum thinks his team is legit? Naw
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Old 02-08-2011, 03:23 PM   #7
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Default Re: Nicola Batum calls out Rose's D or lack thereof

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Batum is a scrub who doesnt play defense, doesnt hustle, and cant hit open jumpers. With Noah the Bulls have the best D in the league and rose is a big part of that. Miller has a good night and Batum thinks his team is legit? Naw
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Default Re: Nicola Batum calls out Rose's D or lack thereof

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Well said.

Although knocking Andre Miller on his ass for the 5th time in his career at the end of the half had to have pumped him up some too. Play some defense Andre, you just got owned for 36. LOL

This. Scoring 25 on someone who supposedly can't play D' is great, but Rose dropped 36 on him. What does that mean, nothing? Miller clearly can't play D' at all if guys are dropping nearly 40 on him when he's "having a good night".
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Old 02-08-2011, 07:08 PM   #9
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Default Re: Nicola Batum calls out Rose's D or lack thereof

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This. Scoring 25 on someone who supposedly can't play D' is great, but Rose dropped 36 on him. What does that mean, nothing? Miller clearly can't play D' at all if guys are dropping nearly 40 on him when he's "having a good night".

Thats what I was thinking too.. clearly Miller's defense is even worse then Roses if Rose dropped 36 on him.
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Default Re: Nicola Batum calls out Rose's D or lack thereof

As if our boy DRose needs more motivation, but i'll take it. lol

This will definately be an eye opener for Derrick even if it wasn't deserved.

Regardless he pays attention to this type of stuff and it will have an influence on him especially the next time we play the Blazers. I wouldn't be surprised if Derrick dunked on Batum after what he said.
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