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The Orlando Magic have one of the best pick-and-roll rosters in the league: an agile, strong finisher in the middle, surrounded by great shooters. However, a team can only run so many straightforward pick-and-rolls before the defense catches on. One other way Stan Van Gundy utilizes Dwight Howard and his sharp shooting teammates is by running staggered, off-ball screens.
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Posted in Orlando Magic, Toronto Raptors
Tagged Aaron Gray, Andrea Bargnani, Dwight Howard, Glen Davis, Hedo Turkoglu, J.J. Redick, James Johnson, Jason Richardson, Orlando Magic, Ryan Anderson, Toronto Raptors
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.
Posted in Memphis Grizzlies, Orlando Magic
Tagged Gilbert Arenas, Greivis Vasquez, Jeremy Pargo, Josh Selby, Marc Gasol, Marreese Speights, Memphis Grizzlies, Mike Conley, O.J. Mayo, Orlando Magic, Rudy Gay, Ryan Anderson, Tony Allen, Zach Randolph
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.
Posted in Los Angeles Lakers
Tagged Andrew Bynum, Derek Fisher, Dwight Howard, Gilbert Arenas, Isolation, Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers, Pau Gasol, Pick and Roll, Ryan Anderson, Spot Up, Steve Blake, Troy Murphy