Weezy wrote:I kind of get why he slams the blocks so hard though, it's not that easy to block and catch a ball. Like that block on the Lillard layup, if he goes up with the intention of catching it or blocking it soft, he might miss it entirely. Blocking is a split second reaction thing, it's not as easy as deciding in mid air if it's a catchable ball or one to swing hard at to just tip. What I mean is when you go up for a block you have to go up fast and with the intent to swing hard to at the very least get a piece of it, if you don't you could miss it entirely. You see him challenge other shots the exact same way all game and a lot of those he doesn't block, so it's not like he knows going up if he's gonna get it or not, he swings hard and hopes to get it. I will take a swat out of bounds over a missed block every time.
I think there's some instances when he can just catch a ball for sure, but I don't think this was one of them. It was a pretty bang-bang play.
Some of the blocks he gets when opponents are posted up on the other side of the block he could definitely catch though.