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Patrick Beverly vs Avery Bradley

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by nbafan74, Nov 12, 2013.

  1. nbafan74

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    Not sure if this topic have been discussed yet but anyhow, these two unrelenting young perimeter stoppers are at the top of their chain as two of the best defensive guards in the league. Beverly and Bradley are so good in defending and harassing point/shooting guards that it gives opposing guards nightmares of facing Beverly or Bradley. Similar to Bruce Bowen in his prime as a perimeter stopper.

    SOME examples:
    Jrue Holliday and to an extent, Russell Westbrook from Beverly, while Jameer Nelson and to an extent, DWade from Bradley (loved that block). There are more instances where they both gave fits to opposing guards.

    Now the differences on offense:
    Beverly plays the point and is a better passer, while Bradley is a pure off guard. He is so good in moving without the ball than playing the point which was a disaster (which showed in the first 4 games of the C's). Bradley is starting to develop and gain confidence in his jumpshots. He is more effective taking the 18-20 foot jumpers than forcing the 3 ball which is not his strength. Beverly just spots up behind the line and is dismal at making it at least for the early goings of this season. Should improve as the season goes on though. Offensively though, Bradley has the upper hand as he will benefit greatly with Stevens and Rondo willing to play team ball, while McHale and Harden no so much.

    Both are good rebounding guards too. Both are great TEAMmates as well and play team ball the way it should be played, especially on the defensive end.
     
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