Advertising spot currently available.
Minimum three month period (1.5+ million page views, 92% Australian).
Email [email protected] for rates and options.

Dunk Basketball Uniforms

AD: Office space available in Adelaide CBD @ 313 Halifax St;
Suit creatives; freelance desks or space for 2-4 person business. More info

Isaac
Last year

#39013

Best Defensive Player: Kevin Lisch

Damian Martin always makes a case. AJ Ogilvy was probably a chance at various points.

Report this topic


 

Wilson Sting
Last year
09:02 18 Feb 16

Reply #578398

re: Best Defensive Player: Kevin Lisch

Lisch is the type of player you would point your under 12s to and say "play like that". Very deserving winner with strong fundamentals.

Damo is a great defender but IMO pushes the boundaries too far and gets away with a lot of contact that should be called fouls.


Report this post



Anonymous
Last year
09:34 18 Feb 16

Reply #578405

re: Best Defensive Player: Kevin Lisch

Hawks were/are just an average defensive team. DRtg - 110.6

No one player really stood out on defense this year with Damo missing time.

I'd normally tend to go for a big Charles Jackson or Matt Knight in that circumstance.

Lisch works hard on D, although he isn't really a game changer on that end.


Report this post



bowtie
Last year
09:40 18 Feb 16

Reply #578409

re: Best Defensive Player: Kevin Lisch

Lost a bet on double award winners of DPOTY and MVP in same season. Apparently there have been 2 before Lisch.
Leroy Loggins in 1987 and Chris Anstey in 2007.


Report this post



PeterJohn
Last year
10:04 18 Feb 16

Reply #578415

re: Best Defensive Player: Kevin Lisch

bowtie - there've been 3 previous MVP+DPotY winners before this season

Loggins - 1987 (joint MVP with Mark Davis)
MacKinnon - 2007
Anstey - 2008


Report this post



bowtie
Last year
10:11 18 Feb 16

Reply #578416

re: Best Defensive Player: Kevin Lisch

Absolutely.Thanks for that.Apologies.
That is really something, winning that double.


Report this post



Luuuc
Last year
10:15 18 Feb 16

Reply #578419

re: Best Defensive Player: Kevin Lisch

Damo is still the superior defender, but the league took the opportunity of his missing so many games to give it to someone different, and I'm ok with that.


Report this post



Very Old
Last year
13:49 18 Feb 16

Reply #578451

re: Best Defensive Player: Kevin Lisch

Damo is still the superior hacker, but the league took the opportunity of his missing so many games to give it to someone different, and I'm ok with that.


Report this post



Supernintendo Chalmers
Last year
13:52 18 Feb 16

Reply #578452

re: Best Defensive Player: Kevin Lisch

Oh dear.


Report this post



LV
Last year
15:25 18 Feb 16

Reply #578475

re: Best Defensive Player: Kevin Lisch

Thought Jett was a solid defender, he gave Goulding trouble a few times.

Ogilvy would have both been in the mix. Strong rim protector. If these awards were given at the mid way point, I reckon he could've got the MVP+DPOTY instead of Lisch.

Cedric Jackson continues to worry people with his quick hands.

But Lisch is a deserving winner.


Report this post



koberulz
Last year
15:41 18 Feb 16

Reply #578482

re: Best Defensive Player: Kevin Lisch

Only being able to nominate one player per team seems silly. Ogilvy likely would've finished third had he been eligible.


Report this post



Dazz
Last year
19:59 18 Feb 16

Reply #578561

re: Best Defensive Player: Kevin Lisch

Ogilvy was unlucky to miss consideration due to the one player nomination. But I wonder if he might have taken votes away from Lisch. It's hard to predict how people might think in such a circumstance. Hypothetical anyway.


Report this post



proud
Last year
14:39 19 Feb 16

Reply #578809

re: Best Defensive Player: Kevin Lisch

So with the one player rule... Did Perth go Damo or Matty Knight... Matty has played more matches this year than in previous seasons and he is easily one of the best interior defenders in the keague


Report this post



koberulz
Last year
14:51 19 Feb 16

Reply #578812

re: Best Defensive Player: Kevin Lisch

They went Damo, he came second by five votes. Fifteen votes ahead of Mika in third.


Report this post





 

Reply to this topic

Name Email

Random name suggestion for anonymous posters: Oberon 77

Title
Rules: You must read the Terms of Use. No spam, no offensive material, no sniping at other clubs, no 'who cares?'-type comments, no naming or bashing under 18 players. Learn how to embed YouTube videos or tweets
Message

Please proof-read your post before submitting as you will not be able to edit it afterwards.
 


Liam Flynn - basketball coaching and consulting

Recent Posts

.

.


An Australian basketball forum covering NBL, WNBL, ABL, Juniors plus NBA, WNBA, NZ, Europe, etc | Forum time is: 4:56 pm, Tue 30 May 2017 | Posts: 655,271 | Last 7 days: 693