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Old 03-18-2011, 12:05 PM   #19
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Default Re: Why are there athletic players who can't play D, but unathletic players who can?

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Originally Posted by 50inchvertical
Yes you can, especially at that 3 position with guys like Rudy Gay, Travis Outlaw, Andre Iguodala, LeBron James, etc. who can touch their head on the rim AND would lap those 2 in a race.

Short answer, there's more to defense than athleticism.

what about jason richardson?

he's considered an elite-even-by-nba standards-athlete, correct?


If I'm not mistaken....read an account of pre draft workouts the Hawks had and Battier had a higher score than JR
..some kind of test of athleticism...think it was a dunk til you drop drill

and also that he scored highest among all rookies tested that year at some agility test...

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