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TripleOT

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Considering the one point per game scorer Vanderbilt was supposed to be starting to shore up the defense, that was a particularly brutal dressing down.

This guy is over the top for sure, but the lack of proper positioning and other failures in consistently implementing proper defensive principles is an indictment of the coaching staff and the culture the players and coaches have created. On paper, a defensive line up of AD, LBJ, Prince, Vanderbilt, and Reddish should be decent at least.
 

the moops

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Considering the one point per game scorer Vanderbilt was supposed to be starting to shore up the defense, that was a particularly brutal dressing down.

This guy is over the top for sure, but the lack of proper positioning and other failures in consistently implementing proper defensive principles is an indictment of the coaching staff and the culture the players and coaches have created. On paper, a defensive line up of AD, LBJ, Prince, Vanderbilt, and Reddish should be decent at least.
That 5 man lineup has played 18 minutes together on the season. And yea, they got smoked in those minutes, but talk about a small sample
 

lovegtm

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View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZpBasw3FBc&ab_channel=FilmSession


i know you can do this for every team in every game in this league...but he does point out some solid stuff sometimes. though its insanely hard/effectively impossible to be perfectly locked in on defense every possession.

i'm sure it's wearing off hard for people but i still lol at some of these, hes pretty funny.
I think the turnovers and rebounding energy were a far, far bigger problem than specific defensive stuff, adjusting for the fact that you're not going to play "playoff 4th Q locked in" defense in this type of game.
 

Euclis20

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He doesn't get that many views (most videos have less than a thousand, very few have more than a few thousand) but he's is really churning out the content here. 39 videos in one week, for games from 1/26-2/1.
 

benhogan

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He doesn't get that many views (most videos have less than a thousand, very few have more than a few thousand) but he's is really churning out the content here. 39 videos in one week, for games from 1/26-2/1.
his commentary is performance art but the actual stop-action video is a nice recap of a few isolated plays
 

Euclis20

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Heat Culture IS losing without Lebron.

Tyler Herro is a major problem (for Miami) defensively. It doesn't appear to be an effort thing, it's 50-50 physical (slow feet, short arms, weak body) and mental (he plays like a young rookie - slow to rotate, bad leverage, anytime a quick decision has to be made he's always wrong). If he's not allowed to hand check aggressively, he's not much better than Haliburton/Young/Lillard. It's not some major mystery why the Heat have made a couple of deep playoff runs without him. At least Duncan Robinson is pretty long (6'7 with a 7 foot wingspan).
 

GeorgeCostanza

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Tyler Herro is a major problem (for Miami) defensively. It doesn't appear to be an effort thing, it's 50-50 physical (slow feet, short arms, weak body) and mental (he plays like a young rookie - slow to rotate, bad leverage, anytime a quick decision has to be made he's always wrong). If he's not allowed to hand check aggressively, he's not much better than Haliburton/Young/Lillard. It's not some major mystery why the Heat have made a couple of deep playoff runs without him. At least Duncan Robinson is pretty long (6'7 with a 7 foot wingspan).
Excellent post and we saw all of it on display yesterday. There was one play that stands out showing his physical weakness. Tatum just went through him taking it to the hoop. Didn’t score on the initial attempt but did on the putback. Herro offered zero resistance because he just physically couldn’t.

We also got to see the incessant hand checking in the second half. It’s really the only thing in his defensive bag.
 

BaseballJones

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Screw presents and holiday songs and turkey dinner. What I want for Christmas is this guy on my couch screaming at the TV for five straight games.
He should totally do an offshoot where he does this for real life jobs. At the dentist:

Does this guy even have a CLUE what he’s doing? Look. Right there. If he uses the #1 metal pick on the incisor, he’s got that piece of plaque nice and easy. But no, he waits too long reaching for the #2 pick, and the patient closes his mouth and wedges the plaque in there even more. And now it’s a problem. It would have been a slam dunk to get it out and now it’s going to take MINUTES!
 

Over Guapo Grande

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Crazy guy was happy with the Celtics' defense against Atlanta (I thought it was mostly locked-in too, despite giving up some points and also thinking the game was over too early):

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QaCRGPOs4-E
I haven't watched all (many) of his videos, but I had been thinking that it would be nice to see him pointing out good D, as opposed to arm-chair coaching.