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As Jared said before, Murray isn’t going to see better defenders than he did last round, which has to be encouraging for the Nuggets.
He stood at the free-throw line with 4-on-3 advantages and all but played with his food by looking off defenders before firing passes to open 3-point shooters.
WHEN IT COMES TO PLAYOFF DISAPPOINTMENT, THE CLIPPERS ARE IN A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWNCHRIS HERRING (CHRIS.HERRING@FIVETHIRTYEIGHT.COM)SEPTEMBER 16, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
Former teammate Kei Kamara remembers games in which Davies would “effortlessly” run around defenders in loops, or toy with them with the ball at his feet.
Getting by defenders like Jimmy Butler, Jae Crowder, Bam Adebayo and Andre Iguodala was never going to be easy.
THE BUCKS PLAYED IT SAFE AND MADE THE WRONG KIND OF HISTORYCHRIS HERRING (CHRIS.HERRING@FIVETHIRTYEIGHT.COM)SEPTEMBER 9, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
And, even with Westbrook’s propensity to gamble more than he probably should as an off-ball defender, none are obvious weak links on that end.
Or, in other words, getting unclassified but actionable information to the network defenders who need it.
When someone as fast as Walker is the initiator, defenders are never not on their heels.
He was assigned a public defender in Illinois for a hearing Friday on his transfer to Wisconsin.
Isolating Mitchell more often, particularly against weak defenders in lineups that can really space the floor, makes sense — as it did in the playoffs when he was a rookie.
Right now the attackers are way, way better at attacking than defenders are at defending.

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