Big Al apparently has been teaching Derrick and Enes some of his post moves. Maybe they should return the favor and teach Big Al how to play some D.
@King BlackBig Al is usually near the basket...I said at the rim. Anyway,
It's good that he is working on his foot speed so that he can perhaps get
in the way of a defender in time to make a defensive stop. I just have to see it
first. Big Al is an offensive-minded power forward who plays center. I'd
rather Favors played center for the Jazz, because he is a defensive-minded
presence that all in the league would have to respect because of his
determination and his natural hops, among other things.
@scalman its crazy you say that given that Big Al does block shots near
the basket I have no clue where you get that from. Given that Al was 12th in the
league in blocks a game last year and 9th the year before that tells me he does
at least attempt to. Al does take plays off he just was not fast enough to be
able to get into position to defend which is why he has worked on his defensive
speed for better reaction on defense.
We will believe it when we actually see it. Boozer had some great pledges too
and nothing every changed.The biggest contribution Al could make to
our defense would be to volunteer to sit on the bench.Every single
team in the NBA has gotten the memo...to beat the Jazz just run high pick and
rolls that involve Al.
If Al is key tour defense, we are in trouble. Al takes off plays quite often.
Uh-huh. You'll have to show us, Big Al. So far, watching you play since you
came to Utah, you are much like Carlos Boozer was. Neither of you put your body
between the offensive guy and the basket and neither of you have the quick
leaping ability to block shots near the rim. I think both of you would foul out
by half time if you attempted to play really good defense. But Carlos isn't
here, you are, and I guess we'll see.