I think the only realistic way of solving this issue is simply putting a rim protector type player next to Brook and strengthening their perimeter defense. Joe Johnson and Gerald Wallace are pretty solid defenders who have pretty big frames as the article says, but they have to make more of an effort to prevent the wing player from entering the paint. Avery really has to adapt Thibodeau's defensive strategy. Lopez is an average shot-blocker, but there has to be someone present who can challenge almost every shot and can keep up with big men who are quick-footed and athletic. The type of guys Lopez cannot keep up with because he's evidently slow-footed. It's definitely easier said than done to find a player like that though.
Joakim Noah anyone?
I would love him next to Lopez.
Originally Posted by Max.This
Brooklyn isn't smoking noone's *** besides the line at the medicare office
Nets don't have anything the Bulls would want for him. One guy I wouldn't mind is Tyrus Thomas. Bobcats wanted Humphries during the summer and want to get rid of Thomas, so I'd imagine it wouldn't be too difficult to get him. He provides exactly what the Nets need. Someone who is athletic, wiry, a more than solid interior defender, and he can run the floor well. He's slowly developing a mid range as well. He hasn't been the best during his Bobcats years, but watch some of his highlights when he was a Bull. During the playoffs he was a defensive force for them, and because he is very good in transition Rose was able to start the fastbreak early and get easy shots.
tyrus thomas is a headcase and underachiever with a bad contract, im not sure why him, he is like a slightly better sean williams, he isnt some great defensive player, just shotblocker
But because he's very athletic, he'll contest most shots from players that enter the interior. He can keep up with mobile bigs and bigs who can stretch the floor . And he really isn't that bad of a guy either, a change of scenery should do him well. People essentially have said the same things about Blatche, and so far he seems much more matured playing in this environment.