I think what he's saying is that Dirk at least attempts (succesfully) to rebound whereas the other guys are quite happy to cherrypickOriginally posted by <b>KL Dawger</b>!
Rebounds do not equal defense. Just look at Boozer, he averages a lot of rebounds, but he defense is sub par.
I agree, it's more the coach's fault in this case than the player's. Don Nelson has never been a good defensive coach and sometimes doesn't even care about it at all. Don needs to go for Dirk to become a better defender.Originally posted by <b>Pan Mengtu</b>!
The above mentioned offense-only ballhogs (and others like them) are the worst defenders. Dirk isn't like that. He's not a very good defender, but I think that's the fault of his horrible coach, more than himself. He does look like he's trying a little bit out there, and like people said, he can rebound.
Get rid of Nelson, please.
hard to be a good defender on a team that plays a ton of zone. all you need to know is he's going to be at least a plus ten against just about every guy in the league that he goes against and probably more in the 4th quarter when he gets to the line.Originally posted by <b>theo4002</b>!
I have a question for all you fans.
Do you think that Dirk Nowitzki is the worst defender in the NBA. If so, why and if not where abouts do you rank.
Personally I have him worst 20 but he isnt as pathetic as some of you people make out.