Defensively wins the championship is the fact that the NBA team wins the championship. Although in modern basketball concepts, offense is increasingly advocating, after all, it is the trend led by the Warriors, but the Warriors have no defense? Wrong, Green is known as a bad guy. Whether he is a fan or a player, not many like him. No matter how unreasonable or dirty his defense is, he is trying his best to defend. Thompson's defense is possible. I can be a gentleman, but please don't ignore his role on the defensive end. Looking closely at which position the Warriors are most likely to break through these years, it seems that Curry is the only one. After all, Iguodala can stand up on the bench.
Look again at the Rockets that regard the Warriors as their rivals. The same is true. Although Harden’s defensive eyes are well-known, he has just come to the Rockets. This season has improved, and the defense of Paul and Tucker has made the Fire Fight more flavorful. Having said so much, it is important to demonstrate that defense is equally important in modern basketball, not just offense, or just look at another counterexample. , The Pelicans’ offensive league is second only to the existence of the Warriors, so what? They lost too badly during the regular season and didn’t make it to the playoffs. Gentry’s policy also played a good role. After all, they got it. Zion, the champion, and all this is their hope of rising, but is it really not defensive in the new season?? Then stepping down may be a matter of minutes.
Leonard and George landed in Los Angeles to surprise fans In addition, I am also lamenting that the Clippers' defense is really full of talent. Looking at it, the defense on paper is already No. 1 in the league. Is that true? Through a series of operations, the Lakers didn’t seem to be inferior, until the Lakers officials announced Bradla, the LakersTake a closer look at the defensive team and know that six of them have entered the best defensive team. Now that the argument of defensive wins has been mentioned, as the two biggest favorites to win the championship, who is the defensive winner of the Lakers and Clippers in the new season? In other words, who is the closest to the championship?
It’s not that the champion must be the Lakers and Clippers. Two teams are produced, but the Lakers are on paperThe Clippers are indeed strong enough. Let’s take a look at the Lakers’ basically determined lineup, James, Davis, Cousins, Rondo, Green, Kuzma, McGee, Dudley, and Bradley, who is about to be officially announced. Of course There are other players who will not be included in the discussion for the time being, because the chances of getting on the court may not be too many. Those who have entered the defensive lineup are James' 5th best defensive team, 1 defensive second team, and Davis 1st time. Best Defensive 1st 2nd Defensive 2nd, Rondo 2nd Best Defensive 1st 2nd Defensive 2nd, Green 1st Best Defensive 2nd, Bradley 1st Best Defensive 1st Defensive 2nd, Cousin Sis 2 times best defensive second team.
Counting down, 6 of the Lakers’ players have been selected to the All-Defensive Team 20 times, whether it’s the first team or the second team. It can be regarded as the best defensive player in the league, but the best defensive players of the Lakers have one issue that has to be considered. Then it is age. It seems that except for Davis, they are all 30. James won the most last time. The good defensive lineup dates back to the 2013-14 season. It has been four seasons ago, so will physical strength directly affect the performance on the defensive end, and James also has to take into account the offensive performance.
Since it’s a comparison, let’s take a look at the basic situation of the Clippers’ players. Leonard is the 3rd most Good defense 1 team, 2 defense teams, George 2 times best defense team, 2 times best defense team, Beverley 1 best defense team, 1 defense team, counted 11 times for the Clippers side He was selected to the All-Defensive Team. The difference from the Lakers is that Leonard and George are both playing years. Although Beverly is a bit older, his passion on the court seemsIt doesn't have much to do with age, but the number is not as good as the Lakers. The Lakers can form a set of starters and one more substitute.
From the perspective of age, the Clippers are sure It's a complete victory. When he is in his middle age, especially in sports, his professional status is even more obvious. Can James still grow in reverse? Obviously the fatigue has been reflected in the Lakers last seasonHowever, many fans were moved by Kuzma’s defensive shots during a defensive defense, and more and more hands on his hips moved. Leonard just won the championship with defense, and then George is the season’s steals king. It's too obvious for the Clippers to win at one point, so don't the Lakers have any wins? It's not that Davis is the Lakers' hope, because he is also younger, even younger than Leonard and George, as long as he stays healthy will be a big threat.
The advantage of the Lakers is the number. After all, there are 6 people if they put on a starting lineup, James, Rondo, Green, Davis, Bradley , Cousins is excluded because he and James’ compatibility has not been verified. Under normal circumstances, the bulky interior and James are not particularly cooperative, and McGee is suitable but defensive. Therefore, in the bench facelift, the Lakers still There can be an All-Star Cousins threat point. Although you can't keep up with your age, experience can't be learned, only accumulation. As for the Clippers, after these three points, it seems that there are two other points for breakthroughs.
But George Leonard and Beverly who want to break through the Clippers are also a pain. They are not afraid of confrontation. The most important thing is that they are very threatening on the offensive end. So if the Lakers and Clippers are the final Western Conference finals, only Leonard will face James, George will face Davis, and Beverley will face. Rondo or Bradley, so the Lakers’ offensive firepower is contained. After all, the Lakers James and Anthony are the starting points, but James is no ordinary person. In the battle between the Cavaliers and the Warriors, James faced Iguodala. The defense still has a triple-double in the finals, but from past experience, James still hasAfraid of Leonard's defense.
If the number is half and half, let’s take a look Coach, after all, it doesn’t work if there are good soldiers but not good ones. Vogel is a disadvantage for him as the coach who has coached George. Vogel is also known for his defense, but is Rivers bad? ? Not necessarily, because he coached the Big Three of Rondo and Celtics, so he is using soldiersOn the other hand, Riverley may be more experienced. After all, he is already a champion coach, and Volger may only find a suitable opportunity to prove himself in this Laker, but there is also a point that the Lakers are prepared with two hands. Suppose Vogel If it doesn't work, Kidd will stand up again. So the conclusion is that the two sides are still 50-50, and the result can only be known by watching the game.