therealdeal wrote:And at that rate he'll far exceed the same rate for Bynum's 15+ rebounding games... I'm not sure what the argument here is anymore. Dwight is a better rebounder than Bynum because that's something he prides himself in. We've seen Bynum do that on occassion (30 rebound game against San Antonio), but he doesn't have the same instincts that Howard has for the ball. Two different guys.
And we actually did funnel guys in. Or we tried at least. Our defense was worse on the perimeter. The scheme is not all that different actually. The reason New York was able to keep us from winning that game was because we kept having Howard swith to the guard on the perimeter. Howard is just a better help defender/shot blocker than Bynum. That's not an insult, just the truth.
1) He should exceed Bynum's 15+ games. He's living in the paint.
2) No we didn't. Mike Brown preached "show high! show high!" at the beginning of the season and to the reporters in interviews. We eventually went to "show low" which is a modified version of show high, but still not a funneling scheme. Either way it was Bynum going out to hedge rather than having the man funneled to him.
It's the truth when it comes to hedging, which D12 is better at. Not true when it comes to paint protection. Last season, Bynum was ranked #1 when it came to stopping the driving guard on a P&R. The problem was recovery. Not just Bynum recovering, bu the help man recovering too. The limited time that we did use a funneling scheme with Bynum (albeit a rather hacky one drawn up by Chuck Person, not the one we use now that's more defined and probably drawn up by Steve Clifford) in 2011 during that 17-1 stretch, Bynum was averaging 2.5 blocks per game and 11.9 rpg.