Lamarcus still needs to be more physical
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  1. blazer003
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    Posted 04/19/2010 1:43 AM

    Lamarcus had a pretty good game last night.  His offense was a nice combination of inside and outside game, and if he continues to get those wide open jumpers, he'll stick more of them than he did tonight.  However, 3 rebounds is not and ideal number when you have Amare Stoudemire cleaning up the offensive glass.

    Now granted, we won, so you can't really harp too much, however Lamarcus' next step in the evolution of his game is to go hard after the boards.  This season he had his better rebounding games against teams with finesse forwards that match his style.  Against the more physical forwards, he seems to become timid on the boards and sometimes on the low block as well.

    Here is to hoping that Lamarcus pulls down 10 boards in game 2, and Camby gets his 12-15 and we walk back into the Rose Garden with a 2-0 series lead.
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  1. DHawes22
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    Posted 04/19/2010 10:41 AM

    Yea, he definitely needs to get in there and board. We gave up 17 offensive rebounds and lost the total battle, 47-44. Camby was the only one in double figures and he can't continue to do it all or we'll wear him out. Not just LA though, but Batum, Howard, and Webster need to rebound as well, because even J-Rich got 10 boards..not acceptable.
    To LA's credit though, Amare only had 8 total rebounds and a lot of his job was to just get STAT out of rebounding position and hope his teammates can get the loose ball.
    I'm more worried about this 18 ft jumper. If he continues to get those wide open looks, they need to be money in the bank.
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  1. BR7_Fan
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    Posted 04/19/2010 11:56 AM

    He missed almost all his mid range jumpers, he did do a lot of work inside on offense no so much of defense. I'm sure Nate will adjust for all the offensive boards the Suns got. I personally think he's been playing a lot tougher the last few games of the regular season...getting just a little more physical is saying a lot for LMA so i'll take it.
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  1. ClydeFrog
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    Posted 04/19/2010 12:06 PM

    Channing played LMA almost the entire game. Aldridge needs to post his booty up, get good position, and work the baseline up and under or the jump hook through the middle. We really need 20+ every night from him in this series, because I'm not sure Dre can get 31 every night.
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  1. blazer003
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    Posted 04/19/2010 4:06 PM

    If I was Bayno (or whoever coaches LA one on one) I would spend an entire practice session making Pendergraph give the baseline when he's on the left block and telling him all he's allowed to do is go baseline.  Everyone knows he goes right, and for good reason.  Whenever he does try to go baseline, it's awkward for him.

    Practice that move and it would open up, not only the option to go baseline, but would open his right up too as teams could not overplay him that way so much.
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