Originally Posted by chains5000
I don't know, Teodosic has really disappointed me these last two games (not in the games played in Russia).
I know he was guarding Jackson, just meant he couldn't even guard his reserve IMO.
That's not Teodosic's fault. He is not a point guard on defense and never has been. In Olympiacos he was not asked to guard the point guard.
Just going by memory,
2008-09 season - They had guys like Greer and Pargo guarding point guard and in the Greek finals they had Childress and Pelekanos guard point guard (which was Spanoulis).
They would even have Vasilopoulos guard at point guard.
I remember Teodosic guarding Saras a lot.
2009-10 season - they brought old man Penn just to help guard point guard and the only reason Beverly was on the team was to guard point guard.
Teodosic did guard point that season, but usually, when he was in the lineup, any time they played a fast point guard, they had Vasilopoulos guard him and Teodosic switched to guard the 2 or 3.
In the Greek Finals it was Childress and Beverly that did the defense at point guard (against Spanoulis).
2010-11 season - Last year it was Spanoulis, Lucas, and Pelekanos that mainly had the duty of guarding the point guard. In the Greek Finals Spanoulis had majority of the assignment to guard Diamantidis, who was playing as point forward.
Teodosic was mostly guarding Calathes if I remember right. Lucas and Pelekanos would also get the job of guarding Calathes and Diamantidis.
So it's really not fair that CSKA would ask him to guard quick point guards. It's just like having Jasikevicius or Papaloukas on your team. They need the ball in their hands on offense, but on defense they need to guard the two, or even three.
Like how Papaloukas would play in a lineup with Holden and Langdon a lot. Or how last year Teodosic played in the same lineup with Spanoulis and Papaloukas a lot.
It's pretty much known that you need a small, fast guard that can defend the one and play off the ball if needed, next to Teodosic. It would make more sense for CSKA to play someone like Shved at the one on defense, and then have Siska at the 3, with Kirilenko at the four, and Khryapa off the bench, or Kirilenko at 3/4 with Khryapa at 3/4 and Siska off the bench.
Having mostly Teodosic, Siska, Kirilenko, Khryapa lineup on defense makes it too difficult for Teodosic on defense. Gordon is not a good fit for them either, because he can guard the one, but he can't shoot and he has to have the ball in his hands. So if you use him at one, Teodosic plays two on offense, and he gets lost without the ball. Like last year in Olympiacos, Spanoulis had the ball most of the time, and Teodosic didn't respond well to it. And Spanoulis a lot better shooter than Gordon is.
I think it would be something for them to try Kirilenko with guarding the point guards, Teodosic the two, and Siska the three. In the derby games against Olympiacos, and in the Greek Cup Final, Kirilenko was mainly asked to guard Spanoulis, but then again, they also double teamed him the whole time too.
So, the problem might also be that Kirilenko isn't really quick enough to guard the one either.