Who Guards the Point?

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Who Guards the Point? 

Post#1 » by 8305 » Sat Aug 3, 2019 8:07 pm

So until Vic gets back it sounds to me like the starting lineup will be
pg Brogdan
sg Lamb
sf Warren
pf Sabonis
C Turner

That's a big slow lineup. Guys on the Bucks Board say Brogdan can't guard pg's. Sounds like he's at his best guarding big wings. That might be fine once Vic returns. Guys on the Hornets Board say Lab lacks lateral quicks. Suns Board is actually pretty optimistic about Warren as a defender as long as he is guarding 3's.

I created threads on the Suns and Hornets Boards asking about Lamb and Warren. The responses were interesting. One conclusion our starting lineup early on is going to be challenged defensively. It will be interesting to see how this is attacked.

I recall a press conference where Pritchard said Arron Holiday will have to play. Looks to me like that might be an understatement.
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Re: Who Guards the Point? 

Post#2 » by Scoot McGroot » Sun Aug 4, 2019 12:32 am

Yeah, when Vic comes back, I see a lot of cross checks there between he and Brogdon. Until then, I think it all depends on the matchup. I think we're in a little different position in terms of having Myles at the rim behind them than Charlotte and Milwaukee were, though, too. But, until then, I think Brogs is going to have to be quick at the side step to try and keep PG's in front of him. Not his best ability, but, alas, not too awful much more can be done right now.
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Re: Who Guards the Point? 

Post#3 » by Pacers_Freak » Sun Aug 4, 2019 4:27 am

I think the Brogdon deal may be a little over done. If you are athletic enough to guard a 2, I think you are athletic enough to guard a PG. Hell this league is becoming so non positional on defense because of switching. If we are worried about him checking a PG then we vastly over paid for him. I think he will be all right.

To play devils advocate I can see warren or Lamb staying in the 6th man role and us starting McConnell or Holiday as the 5th. All depending on how much time Vic will miss.
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Re: Who Guards the Point? 

Post#4 » by BigRedDog » Sun Aug 4, 2019 6:37 am

Not lamb.. you want Lamb on the wing where he can use his lemgth to push guys towards the sideline or baseline help... he is too slow/tall he and gets blown by in space if you leave him hung out to dry in the middle of the court.

He's a "team defender" that can guard the ball a little but is significantly more effective on the weakside because he's big enough to secure the rebound and push pace.
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Post#5 » by winter_mute_13 » Sun Aug 4, 2019 8:22 am

The early projection is that Warren will start at SF, but I think there's a decent chance that he'll come off the bench and instead the Pacers will start one of Holiday or McConnell.

Everything depends of course...
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Re: Who Guards the Point? 

Post#6 » by Boneman2 » Sun Aug 4, 2019 3:56 pm

I think McConnell is our defensive specialist at PG. Sumner also has enough quickness to defend PGs. Also, Victor and
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