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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.

New Post at Hickory-High.com About JaVale McGee and His New Team

Go check it out, there’s a lot more over there!

McGee has had some major problems with on-the-ball defense.  Opposing centers have a 22 PER when facing off against McGee; that’s like going against Greg Monroe or Al Jefferson every single night.  Part of this is due to the rebounding problems discussed above.  But McGee is also a poor post defender, giving up 0.94 points per post possession, according to Synergy Sports.  If they can help it, Denver would be wise to avoid teams with an elite frontcourt player because McGee has had serious problems when guarding the upper echelon big men.  He’s given up an astounding 1.5 points per possession when playing post defense against Dwight Howard, LaMarcus Aldridge, Andrew Bynum, Pau Gasol, Chris Bosh, DeMarcus Cousins, Al Jefferson, and Greg Monroe.  As a point of reference, none of those players average over one point per possession in the post this season.  The video below shows how McGee has been pushed around by these players.


Go to Hickory-High.com to read the rest.

How Does Gilbert Arenas Fit Into the Lakers’ Plans?

The Lakers are interested in finding some scoring punch  to support their big three of Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, and Andrew Bynum.  According to reports, Gilbert Arenas could be the man for the job.  Last year, Arenas was brought into Orlando to come off the bench as a perimeter shot creator, which is similar to the potential role he would see on the Lakers.  Let’s take a look at how Arenas might fit into the Lakers’ plans, using his play from Orlando as an example.

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