Al Horford: he gawn

benhogan

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There's no way, with Horford and Theis both in the game, that Horford wouldn't be called on to defend the best big on the other team.
They played 244 minutes in 43 games together last year. I recall Daniel Theis covering the Center when he played.

People are squeamish about Horford playing defense on the perimeter, I can't image how they'd feel about Theis there
 
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Big John

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Theis is a decent defender anywhere on the floor, so long as he can stay away from dumb fouls.
 

benhogan

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Theis is a decent defender anywhere on the floor, so long as he can stay away from dumb fouls.
agree. I'd rather see Daniel Theis start and play with Kemba/Tatum/Brown over Enis Kanter....but this is getting off the thread's topic of Al Horford's post mortem
 

Devizier

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Theis has his strengths and he held up surprisingly well against opposing bigs (given his size) but he is still very small for the position.