Lakerjones wrote:The bigger, longer guys have just taken his lunch money on the block. Not sure what he can do in that situation.
Nothing, really. He is a decent defender, but in those situations they are just going to either bully him or shoot over him.
Being a short-ish guy myself it's not terribly difficult. Follow the Derek Fisher rule (2004-2009 Fisher that is, not 2011-present Fisher). Force your man to make a decision on where they're going to go. Have your anchor (Dwight) be ready in that area. If he goes somewhere other than where you forced him to go, stop him.
For instance in the Raptors game: Dwight told Jodie "force him baseline and then I'll be there to help." Jodie forced him baseline, and Dwight slid over and blocked Andersen.
Jodie just needs to make the defender pick something. Take away his right hand and force him to go to his left. If he dribbles with his right hand he should be dribbling it into your chest. Then as he goes towards Howard, hands up high so you can try to deflect the inevitable pass he throws out when he craps his pants looking at Dwight.