Dnt hate wrote: Duffman100 wrote:
Lockdown504090 wrote:my issue with them is that when giannis gets loaded up on, they are either relying on Giannis to hit shots over the top from 8-12 feet, or they are relying on a bunch of average shooters to win them games against teams with great shooters and offense
The issue being that the Raptors couldn't stop him wi\thout Kawhi taking the point on defense. When it was Siakam, we couldn't stop him.
So, who in the East has both the man defender and help defense to slow Giannis down? I don't think there is anyone this year, unless OG really shows up.
Hmmm let's see the sixers maybe?
Giannis vs. the 6ers:
02/22/20: 31 points, 17 rebounds, 8 assists, 12/17 FG
02/06/20: 36 points, 20 rebounds, 6 assists, 13/25 FG
12/25/19: 18 points, 14 rebounds, 7 assists, 8/27 FG
04/04/19: 45 points, 13 rebounds, 6 assists 13/22 FG
03/17/19: 52 points, 16 rebounds, 7 assists, 15/26 FG
10/24/18: 32 points, 18 rebounds 10 assists, 12/24 FG
I really don't think they have what it takes to slow him down. Not to take anything away from Al Horford, because the guy is a pros pro, but he doesn't have what it takes at this point in his career, and we saw that during the Boston series last year. Miami is actually the team that's given him the most trouble.