We need a bigger wing who can create their own shot like a Paul George type player
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Thats just not true. A lot of good but not great defensive teams have won the chip. Denver being the latest.I think Lauri is an average defender and Keyonte in his best outcomes will only be an average defender (but most likely below average). You need an elite defense and offense to be a contender. The other 3 players and coaching are going to have to do the heavy lifting on defense.
Thats just not true. A lot of good but not great defensive teams have won the chip. Denver being the latest.
Jokic is horrible on perimeter switches and Murray coasts on defense. Porter is pretty meh. Only Gordon and KCP are great, but even they arent DPOY level guys.
I do agree they upped their level and team defense in the playoffs, but that doesnt make them all better than average defensive talents.DEN is an exception, but even they found a way to play great defense in the playoffs. It could be the case they will never be able to do it again, but in order to win a championship you do have to play great on both ends and they did it. Also, it does not matter if Jokic or Murray is bad in a specific area. If they play good defense, they play good defense and they did.
In any case, I think it's a losing strategy to try to build a contender by ignoring one half of the game. Key and Lauri are not defensive players, for me this conversation needs to start with how we're able to build a strong defense around them.