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New Post at Bullets Forever on the Wizards’ New Frontcourt

Go check out the video breakdown of how Nene, Kevin Seraphin, and Emeka Okafor fit together.

One way to open things up for the big men is by playing a little high-low, with one player flashing to the free throw line while the other sets up in the low post. The Lakers and Grizzlies often have two big men on the floor, and putting Pau Gasol and Marc Gasol in the high post creates problems for the defense. Of course, Nene and Seraphin haven’t displayed that level of skill; I doubt we’ll be seeing a Nene-Seraphin pick-and-roll alley oop any time soon. But although they aren’t Gasol-esque, both Wizards showed some comfort in getting the ball at the free throw line. From there they can look to throw an entry pass into the post or (hopefully) hit the short jumper.

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Can Gilbert Arenas Solve the Grizzlies’ Point Guard Problems?

The Grizzlies have signed Gilbert Arenas to become the solution to their backup point guard woes.  Since they traded Greivis Vasquez prior to the season, the Grizzlies have played Josh Selby and Jeremy Pargo as backups to Mike Conley.  That experiment hasn’t quite worked out, as neither player has a PER over 5.  In their push for a top seed, Memphis can’t waste time waiting for their young backups to develop.  Their offense has struggled to produce without Mike Conley on the floor.  Let’s take a look at how the veteran Arenas can fit in with the Grizzlies on offense.

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Marc Gasol and Mike Conley Prevent David Lee Heroics

(AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

We’ve already taken a look at how the Lakers and Wizards have defended late game inbounds plays.  Clinging to a one-point lead with five seconds left, the Grizzlies were tasked with stopping the Warriors’ inbounds play.  Let’s see how they handled it.

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