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Old 10-25-2017, 09:06 PM   #1
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Default Why is Towns so subpar on defense?

Havent really watched him. Wolves fans, what gives?
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Old 10-25-2017, 09:32 PM   #2
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Default Re: Why is Towns so subpar on defense?

He' has a low BBIQ and awareness when it comes to defense. He gets lost so easily out there.
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Old 10-25-2017, 09:41 PM   #3
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Default Re: Why is Towns so subpar on defense?

It doesn't help that he doesn't have any good defenders around him. Right now he's getting outplayed by Jon Leuer on some possessions. That should never happen. Pistons shouldn't be able to get away with putting Leuer on KAT.
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Old 10-25-2017, 09:58 PM   #4
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Default Re: Why is Towns so subpar on defense?

low IQ/awareness/communication

his rookie season he had KG QBing and his defense wasnt @zzcheeks no more KG now doe.....
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Old 10-25-2017, 10:15 PM   #5
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Default Re: Why is Towns so subpar on defense?

It doesn't help that overrated Thibs is his coach. His defense has been figured out, and his whole shtick of being a bald, short, fat blowhard who constantly yells at his players in order to get max effort and plays his starters into the ground because he doesn't have enough strategy to win games with normal rotations will eventually get someone seriously injured like Levine last year. Also it was a terrible idea to give him GM duties too, he's already made a lot of mistakes and duel Coach GM duties is a disaster everywhere so far. They need to fire his overrated @ss if they want to go anywhere.
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Old 10-25-2017, 10:23 PM   #6
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Default Re: Why is Towns so subpar on defense?

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It doesn't help that overrated Thibs is his coach. His defense has been figured out, and his whole shtick of being a bald, short, fat blowhard who constantly yells at his players in order to get max effort and plays his starters into the ground because he doesn't have enough strategy to win games with normal rotations will eventually get someone seriously injured like Levine last year. Also it was a terrible idea to give him GM duties too, he's already made a lot of mistakes and duel Coach GM duties is a disaster everywhere so far. They need to fire his overrated @ss if they want to go anywhere.

Yeah, I think he was a great defensive mastermind for his era, but hasnt adjusted to the multiple switches you need in todays current era
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Old 10-25-2017, 10:47 PM   #7
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Default Re: Why is Towns so subpar on defense?

Some players just don't have the instincts to play solid defense. If defense was all athleticism, Gerald Green would be the GOAT.

Defense is about BBall IQ and experience (and non-molasses level foot speed, 90% of the players in the league have this).
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Old 10-25-2017, 10:53 PM   #8
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Towns isn't super strong defensively. He can get bullied and his desire to play defense doesn't look like its there.

Embiid wants to destroy centers on both ends while most of AD cousins and towns just want to outscore.
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