books wrote:Love that youtube compilation. The D on isolated Westbrook was impressive. And his trailing off the screen and blocking/challenging the shot from behind fits right in here. I think Bud must teach that?, because the Bucks defend that way all the time. Bledsoe, Patty C, Donte et al all have done that the last couple seasons. We definitely needed a go-to wing defender.
It’s definitely part of their overall D philosophy. Challenge the shots from behind if you can’t fight over the screen. Keeps the ball handler uncomfortable (never know if you’re about to get blocked or stripped from behind) and funnels them into Brook and Giannis in the lane.
I never thought it was their D that did them in the last two years. I always thought it was the offense going on those cold, no baskets for five minute stretches, which allowed the other team to get baskets against a defense that was never set because they were defending off missed shots and turnovers.