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[Yahoo] Portland needs answer for Yao Ming

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by BaiHua, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. BaiHua

    BaiHua Member

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    If yao was fronted, what we need to react immediately is either to rotate the ball to the weak side or to drive to the paint rather than waiting yao for beating that fronting crap because he is simply not capable of doing that
     
  2. Kracka0476

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    Ive seen the Rockets lose to many series to get hyped up about 1 game.
     
  3. HTown_TMac

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    Fronting and doubling is an answer, and I will guarantee we will see that the rest of the series.

    We need to keep up the defense.
     
  4. 2rings

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    Therein lies the flawed logic I hear again and again on the GARM; a Big does not usually beat fronting; the guards and crisp ball movement beat fronting by and large; yes, Yao must do a better job holding position, but fronting by its very defionition means that if you swing the ball around quickly enough, the Big is open on the opposing side with very deep position. Or, if the defenders chose to commit two (or three) defenders to prevent this, then driving lanes arte open and an unlimited amount of 12-14 jump shots can be had.
     
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    They WILL NOT have an answer. Oden is no Gasol or Shaq. :eek:
    And what is your point, mister OPTIMIST? :rolleyes:

    STFU, sir.
     
  6. Ashes

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    Regardless of the defender, no player stops Yao one-on-one. They'll need to double-team and front, obviously
     
  7. YallMean

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    I will put Wafer on the same side as Yao. As soon as they start fronting, RA should tell Wafer show time, no freaking jumper, take it all the way to the rim, and Luis, and Battier/Artest should converge towards the basket too.
     
  8. BaiHua

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    I do not think the strategy of swinging the ball around quickly to have big being wide open on the opposing side with deep position will work for solving the fronting crap. If that is the case, I can not imagine how quick the ball need to be rotated around the perimeter to get it done successfully :confused:
     
  9. YallMean

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    Their best fronter on Yao is Aldridge or even Frye.
     
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    The reason its so hard for yao to get the ball on a front is because most of the time he is being fronted and also has a guy on the back side so a lob doesnt work...Same defense seatle used to run against Hakeem...But how ya beat that defense is to kill them with ball movement and hit all your open shots...Draw the defense away from him...Also taking the ball to the hoop on the other side of the front...
     
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    I always advocated the requisite element of a championship constructed team is to acquire old veterans with recent championship experience. This article perfectly illustrates the worth guys like Brent Barry are to a young team in this case a team of first round trauma victims. Guys like Barry have gone thru the trenches and have witnessed in person how great players like Duncan react when the pressure is on them and when the games are close. This imparting of knowledge will greatly help Artest and Yao in the playoffs.

    I was so pissed under the Van Gundy era of his acquisitions of old geezers that were basically not only past their prime but Losers that could not impart any knowledge of how to win in the post season. Guys Like Ward, Wesley, Weatherspoon, DA. Oakly etc.

    There were just too many years wasted in not learning these basic post season skills for both T-mac and Yao. If you are gonna employ some old timers get the recent winners rather than old bums like above.
     
  12. nolimitation

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    When Tracy was healthy he was the answer to this. Matter of fact we did not know anything about fronting until he went out.
     
  13. Setuablaz3

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    Let Aldridge front Yao. Scola will be wide open all day long for 30 and he will be worn out on offensive end. No problems.
     
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    Translated: they're going to front and start sending immediate double teams to try to bait Yao into turnovers. The best strategy to counter this is bring Yao out to the high post and further. It opens up a variety of options: PnR, PnPop and Yao seems to be able to hit the 20-footer fairly easily.
     
  15. Akim523

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    Right on the money sir.
     
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    Isnt that what happened when Wafer had his highlight reel reverse tomahawk??
     
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    http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news;_y...?slug=ys-yaorockets042009&prov=yhoo&type=lgns

    heres another article

     
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    Sorry during hakeem time, you can't have a 2nd defense guy on the back side of hakeem before kakeem got the ball. it was called illegal defense. recently, this illegal defense rule was changed. no more illegal defense. otherwise, yao would have even better stats for sure.
     
  20. mikelowery

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    dude why ya think the fans used to get so pissed and why we got barkley seattle ran the zone so much the refs never called it..go back and watch the tapes if they are able to be found. George Karl was notroious for that...
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