Dallas Mavericks: 5 Complete Overreactions From Game 1
Dirk and Bogut Will Be a Problem Together Defensively
The Indiana Pacer’s sophomore sensation Myles Turner is in some peoples mind a serious candidate for most improved player this season, and he showed why last night. It was blatantly obvious that he was the most athletic big man on the floor last night, and he took advantage of it. Turner had 30 points, 16 rebounds, 2 steals, 4 blocks, and shot nearly 70% from the floor.
Neither Bogut or Dirk have the lateral quickness or athleticism to keep up with young post men like Turner. With both of them on the floor, there is no way to cover up their ineptitude. Not all teams will have players like Turner, but big men with guard-like skills are more and more popular across the league.
This will likely not be a problem that will go away, and Carlisle will have his hands full scheming against opponents who tout Turner-like players.
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