Rooscooter wrote:This doesn't surprise me that much. I've always thought he's been our best post up player for a couple reasons. First most post players play against post defenders.... who practice post defense. Kobe goes in the post against shooting guards....
Second, he's flat out got a great mid-range game and is very good with his back to the basket.
Wait a minute. Just yesterday you were preaching about how worthless sports stats are! Why aren't you talking about that now? Hmmm, I wonder. (Just teasing buddy, I wouldn't expect you to do that here!)
In all seriousness though, I do like Kobe in the post. He's effective there but the problem is we almost always have two bigs on the floor with Kobe.
He also saves maybe a little bit of that energy while in the post too (though post work can be very energy consuming as well). Just better than the dancing and dribble, pull it back, dribble, pump fake, pump fake, pump fake, jumper plays that I detest!
But to be effective, we're still going to need people to cut and move off the ball when he's in the post so that he has that option to hit a diving cutter. I just don't see many players on this team who care to move off the ball though.
It's funny. MDA doesn't like the post up and it makes sense since, he hasn't had a ton of great post players but now he has multiple guys who want it in the post so he should try to make that adjustment. For everyone.