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Unclebuck
01-17-2004, 10:45 AM
I for one love how the Pacers are fronting the post. Have wanted them to do it for years but when they changed the illegal defensive rules three years ago it makes it even easier to front the post.

Pacers never really have done it before. Under Larry Brown they three quartered and did a good job of pushing the post man off the block. But under Bird and Isiah the pacers generally just let the post man get the ball and then they went to work.

Fronting the post is not easy, you have to get ball pressure on the guy feeding the post and you have to get quick and strong weakside help which the pacers have gotten especially good at. But it is a no brainer with the type of defenders the Pacers have at the front court positions. Jeff, AL, J.O, Cro, Scot and Ron all can get to post player really quick.

Two weaknesses of fronting is it can open up penetration lanes and it can open up the offensive boards. But I don't see those two things bothering the Pacers right now.

Just one more reason why I love this coaching staff

Hicks
01-17-2004, 11:05 AM
I've learned to love it. :)

Also, I think part of the rebounding weakness is partially neutralized by Mr. Foster. :)

Ragnar
01-17-2004, 12:27 PM
As long as it worked I am all for it. But I have to tell you I thought they were doing it because Jeff could not defend well enough to allow the post player to catch the ball. Last night showed that he can.

Hicks
01-17-2004, 12:28 PM
As long as it worked I am all for it. But I have to tell you I thought they were doing it because Jeff could not defend well enough to allow the post player to catch the ball. Last night showed that he can.

Sounds like win-win to me. We can switch as necissary. :)

Anthem
01-17-2004, 12:39 PM
It always makes me nervous.

I used to LOVE it when people fronted Rik in the post.

Alabama-Redneck
01-17-2004, 01:36 PM
I think it might work well for Bender also. With his leaping ability, it would take a near perfect entry pass to be successful and with that much of a "lob" your weakside has more time to get there.


:cool:

ROCislandWarrior
01-18-2004, 12:34 PM
I LUV it

Until the man gets sealed and the ball gets swung....***DUNK***

luv it when the P's do this but fear other teams doing it in return