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In my opinion Nene is one of the most athletic big men in the league, how come he only averages 0.55 blocks a game??? When Brazil played USA in some tournament before Nene was drafted I remember him blocking Jermaine O´Neal 4 times in 14 minutes or something like that! Everybody was talking about his hops, why doesn´t he block more??? Lack of aggresiveness or anticipation, what is it???
 

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Alot of coaches discourage blocking shots in hopes of keeping fouls down but usually let's them fly from the weakside. Does Nene end up guarding the best post player? If so then that could be why his numbers are down. If he was guarding a crappy player that never gets the ball he could sluff off and block shots.
 

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Originally posted by <b>guilherme.rcf</b>!
Because of the refs. They use to call everything against Nene. He started concerning about foul troubles and stopped blocking shots.

* he blocked 7 shots in the last 4 games.
I agree with this but something I have noticed that he often complains a lot about his touches. More so than he should. Perhaps his effort on defense vacillates with his touches?
 
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