^ of course D is a concern. But that's where you study teams like SAS. Not like they don't have good 1 on 1 defenders, but their strength as a team defensively is that they play togheter, they play smart, and they force you to take shots you don't feel are the best for you, make you uncomfortable.
I think Rivers should really think of it like that. Team D, playing the scouting report to the letter, helping and rotating.
Duncan is a fantastic defender, but he's not even close to Griffin athletically. You can't tell me a good coach with a defensive concept based on team play couldn't use Griffin effectively?
IMO it's coaching more than anything else. They have good enough defenders IMO
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