We continue our in-season analysis. How have the Blazers made themselves into a top 5 defense? We explain that it comes down to who is playing at the power forward and center positions and what they are asking their perimeter defenders to do. Have they sacrificed too much on offense to achieve what they are doing on defense? We discuss. The Nuggets are 29th in defensive rating but held the Warriors to 81 points in their matchup this week. What should we make of that? The Pacers might have won more games that some predicted they would on the entire season. We were optimistic about them prior to the season; but how sustainable is this? We still see roster construction issues for them at this point but a second round draft pick could solve a lot of that and it’s a player no one is talking about. Well, we talk about him on this episode. The Hawks are bad. But John Collins has been good. Taurean Prince is showing flashes of growth on offense. Dennis Schroder has been terrible on defense. Can a coach hold a team accountable on defense if their best offensive player is not putting in the effort on the defensive end of the court? We discuss.
And who got our awards this week? Listen and find out. Greg cheated again but it’s not a terrible take.
All of this and more.
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