Mar 28, 2022 • 59M

Being a target of the defense

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Judy Goodwin
Award-winning hard truths about the NBA since 2005.
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Today, TrueHoop’s Henry Abbott and David Thorpe did not discuss Will Smith and Chris Rock. Instead, they discuss:

  • The Miami Heat have lost four in a row and have been ineffective on defense, where Tyler Herro and Duncan Robinson are common targets. Does being targeted on defense mean you’re a bad defender?

  • Kevin Durant played the entire second half on the second night of a back-to-back. Who is in charge of delivering the Nets to April ready to contend?

  • The Lakers blew a game against the Pelicans, their likely play-in opponent. Seeing Brandon Ingram play has David wondering what could have been.

  • The NCAA tournament produces a certain kind of magic—everyone rooted for St. Peter’s!—that the NBA isn’t designed to produce.