Jeff Foster was superb in both weekend games, in fact he has been very good all season except for a few games right before the allstar break when his energy levels dropped and he had the finger injury.
Last year everyone, myself included talked about how J.O and Brad Miller complemented each other very well. I think Foster and J.O complement each other almost as well. Defensively the combo of Jeff and J.O is better than Brad and J.O.
Peck, you won't like my next comment, but Jeff Foster is an excellent defender who fits in perfectly with the Pacers fronting the post defensive system. Jeff's quickness and mobility allows him to get in front of the low post player and yet not get beat on the reverse pass or pass from the high post.
The comments below are from Hubie Brown after the game Saturday night. He seems inpressed. It was great in the third quarter, the Pacers ran a pick and roll with Reggie and J.O, Pau Gasol three times left Foster under the rim wide open to help, and you could hear Hubie yell at Pau, "what are you doing", and you could hear Pau say "helping out"
There is not a team or coach in the NBA who would not love to have Jeff Foster. I have not even mentioned his rebounding, he got one offensive rebound in the second half Saturday night that was amazing, amazing, in fact to me that was the most exciting play of the game
(On the Pacers) “You can see how tough these guys are. They are a physical team, a tough team. They have [Ron] Artest and [Jermaine] O’Neal but the unsung guy on that team is [Jeff] Foster. He is a big key for that team. He is their Shane Battier. He dives on the floor, he gets deflections...he does a great job.”
“Early, their quickness and physical play was too much for our first group. Our first group could not handle them. Our second group is much quicker. When we went to the zone, it slowed down the