trodgers wrote:trodgers wrote:hollywood swinger wrote:see how hard people play when you include them in the offense?
I disagree with that appraisal.
I'll soften this a bit - I'll just say that I think that's too easy a take on the situation. It's not like he played out of his mind because he was involved. He was very active tonight, and the Lakers looked to get him involved. Not sure that one was directly and solely responsible for the other.
i get your point but lets just say D12 is more likely to play harder if he is getting involved on the offensive end. He is no different than any other big in the history of the game an by that history has proven when bigs get touches they are more active on defense and on the offensive boards. it is no excuse because imo whether you get touches or not you should bust your butt on defense and that goes for every player.