dirkules_41 wrote: Teffer10 wrote:
dirkules_41 wrote:We were talking about DFS. But yes Roby hasn't shown anything either so far.
Robey and DFS have one thing going for them and that is the west is star studded with wings and guards and those two's strengths are their ability to defend multiple positions.
They will however need to be some type of threat offensively or it will be tough for either of them to see the floor because most teams will need at minimum 4 scoring threats, and in our offense and situation most likely 5 in order to compete with the elite teams.
My key issue is that everyone talks up DFS's defense but honestly neither his stats nor the eye test convince me that he's a good defender. He's not bad, don't get me wrong but he's definitely no lock down defender.
I feel like he's being labelled a defensive specialist for lack of a better skill really. And in parts due to some Mavs homerism and wishful thinking.
Yeah I don't see DFS as a defensive stopper either and neither is Jackson. The problem is that DFS is probably our best 1-4 defender though but that doesn't say a lot and won't help us much with the loaded west wings. Wright will be our best 1-3 defender and Green would have been a great player to have as well but I'm very concerned about defending the bigger SFs like LeBron, George, Zion and some of the others in our conference.
Rick must see something in DFS's defense that we don't see or else they wouldn't have re-signed him because his offense is close to horrible. I honestly think the problem is more with the coaching staff than the fans and that they think he will fill the Marion/Aminu role which is something I don't see happening. I honestly don't see Jackson filling that role either and I have my doubts about Roby.
I am high on Reaves though and hope he can develop into starter material. He seems to have the physical tools but this league has a huge mental element to it and that often is the difference.