- Apr 17, 2005
- Reaction score
Last 2 for the game
lyXo said:Offense should be run through Z, first, always. Establish the big man. But this game, it was tough against Haywood. And Etan Thomas. Result? Nothing from Z, but nothing from those two guys either. His tiring of them prevented Haywood's occasional 16 points.
Either way, I think more high pick and rolls should be run for Z. Meaning Z should shoot more from 18 feet, I think that's his main strength. Bringing his defender out on the perimeter to open up the lane in future plays. We have Hughes to attack the basket and drop a pass to the guy in the middle. Have him hang out from 18 and LBJ on the arc on the other side so there's many pass options.
... I suppose you misunderstood my post.funny post in general. running the offense for Z 18 footers. And Etan is a stopper. I like when Z shoots the mid range shot, but that is not running the offense through him. With Hughes and LBJ driving to the hoop, it leaves easy shots open for Gooden and Z.
Haywood scored 3 of his baskets with Z off the floor.Cleveland56 said:I play basketball, pretty good too. A lot of people give Z trouble in the post. Im not here to bash Z, but the Wizards ran as many plays for Haywood as we did for Z - and Im fine with that.
Z in the post is not as big as an advantage as everyone thinks...He turns the ball over a lot and is a better shooter (and distributer) away from the hoop.
and Haywood scored 12 points (3 above his average) on 5-8 shooting...
I do. And i agree, maybe people are just over-protective of Z because he takes a lot of crap.Karma said:I was just stating a fact that when Z sat, Haywood hit 3 of his 5 baskets. Thomas I'm not too sure, I do recall I shot on Z though.
I just defend Z when someone is having a shot at him unneccessarily. Some players are given no slack whilst others are on a free reign on this forum. Jamison scored at will at times, but no comment on the defense played on him! See what I mean.
No, I actually don't think it's always the coaches call.. The reason I say that is due to the fact that several of them are on Cavs makes and the opposing team takes it right out of the basket and starts their offense...Karma said:LePip you dont think that Z stepping out every time might actually be the doing of our reputed defensive Coach Brown. Do you he does this to prevent a copy of last season where the point guard drove inside at will, ala San Antonio.
The fact is, Z is obviously playing to a defensive scheme that if the ball is dumped to his man, Gooden should rotate. Rotate, now there's a novel word for Drew. This is why I prefer a Marshall / Ilgauskas tandom. Two players who play team defense. Drew is doing well individually rather then in the system.