BadMofoPimp wrote:Chris1 wrote:
I have a hard time believing Dwight could get back to the Finals again, I feel he was a product of the SVG system where he needed spot up shooters to be effective. When the Pistons, Lakers, Celtics, and Hawks all played him 1 on 1, he lost. If you noticed in most of the games he's p,layed this season so far with the Lakers he has been played 1 on 1, which is why he's more inconsistent than ever now.
The difference between Shaq and Dwight is that Shaq could have less than 10 points in the 1st half and still end up with 30 at the end of the game. With Dwight if he's ineffective in the 1st half, he's usually ineffective in the 2nd half as well, he can't take a game over on his own.
But, Dwight, like Ben Wallace, can effect the game with their defense. Once committed and healthy, Dwight can be the best defensive Center in the league.
Ben Wallace wasn't a whiner.
And I think when Dwight goes up against a team that can guard him well his defense ends up not mattering down the stretch. For example teams like the Lakers, Pistons, and Celtics clearly were unfazed by his defense because they were great defensively themselves and were able to get in Dwight's head, which obviously is very easy to do. The Hawks didn't have anyone to guard him in the 2011 playoffs but it ended up not mattering because they stayed on the outside shooters.
It's one thing for Dwight to show up defensively when the rest of the team is playing well, but what about when the team isn't playing well? From what I'm seen from Dwight both this season and when he was in Orlando is that he usually vanishes even on defense when the team trails by a wide margin.