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Breakdown of Lazy Blatche's Terrible Defense

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Someone on another blog just pointed this out to me. It's a couple of weeks old, but it perfectly demonstrates how lazy and uninvolved Andray Blatche can sometimes be. We saw a lot of recurrences of that version of Blatche in the Raptors game last Wednesday.

The Strange Case of Javale McGee's Defense

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Last week, we featured some of Brendan Haywood's very impressive defensive numbers, and also mentioned some of those posted by Andray Blatche.  But what about the team's very young big-man...

Profiling Brendan Haywood's Defense, By the Numbers

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Editor's Note: This is bwoodsxyz's latest. We had to delay it due to Arenas mania, and he had computer issues so he asked me to post it. -Mike It has taken years, but Brendan Haywood has started...

Flip Saunders reaches the breaking point in post-game press conference

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Every underachieving head coach has that moment, that once press conference where he says "Screw it" and just tees off on his team.  Flip Saunders' moment came tonight.   The three-minute press...

Sticking to defensive principles is a big difference from the Wizards of the past. Haywood and his...

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Sticking to defensive principles is a big difference from the Wizards of the past. Haywood and his teammates said one of their problems under Eddie Jordan was inconsistent strategy. Jordan had his defense but brought in assistant Randy Ayers to teach a new scheme, only to switch back when the team was struggling. Later, the players recalled, they returned to Ayers' system.

Mike Jones, Washington Times. Consider the source (Haywood never hesitates to bash Eddie Jordan), but it kind of confirms one of my biggest problems with Jordan, which is that he confused the team with all his different zone traps and schemes. Having one set philosophy seems to be the key to good defense, not having several ones to "confuse" the defense.

Caron Butler says he wants to be "the best defensive player I can possibly be"

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Caron Butler said he plans on showing a renewed commitment to defense this year and is taking pride in trying to stop the opposing teams' best wing player.

Brendan Haywood, Flip Saunders and Ben Wallace: A cautionary tale, or nothing to worry about?

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Flip Saunders didn't get along with Ben Wallace in Detroit. Does this mean he might not get along with Brendan Haywood in DC?

Defensive Stills From the Spurs Game and Tapscott's Office

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I'm not an advocate of Ed Tapscott by any means. In fact, I've been outwardly critical of him at times -- essentially, in my humble opinion (IMHO for you kids), Eddie Jordan shouldn't have been...

Jamison A Candidate!

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.....For the NBA All No-Defense Team. As brought to you by Tim Kawakami of the Mercury News.

Thinking about Dominic McGuire's defense some more

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Thinking about Dominic McGuire's defense during the Washington Wizards' 80-77 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers last Sunday.

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