NBL's best at beating their man
ive been watching deleon, and remember what his coach said that they needed a penetrator. it made me think about how few players we have in the nbl that can beat their man with the ball in their hands.
we really are a league full of players who rely on ball movement for open looks or to stretch the defense to open the lane. deleon has shown how dangerous someone can be if they can make their own shot. even our athletes dont make the most of their abilities because they still rely on ball movement. guys like creek, walker and abercrombie have the burst speed and power but not the skills to beat their man.
its something that has been a bit of a weakness for the sixers in the last few years as well but a bit less this year with warren ( who can beat his man off the dribble but isnt a great finisher) and johnson is very dangerous because with his speed and footwork he really can beat alot of players who will get matched up on him.
who do people here rate as some of the best at this in the nbl??
also, the names that will get thrown up would likely be mostly imports ( deleon, maybe lisch? etc)
is this a failure of our junior systems to develop the skills required?? some would say that we dont have the athletes that america does but i believe its more the ball handling ability and footwork that sets the great penetrators apart.