Haslem's next big assignment: Dirk

Discussion in 'NBA' started by scottmcgrady, Jun 6, 2006.

  1. scottmcgrady

    scottmcgrady Guest

    Do you think Haslem can limit/hold Nowitzki? I can't wait to see how he performs in Game 1. It's going to be tough for both players but i think Dirk will over power Haslem because of his outside shot yet if Nowitzki can't shoot too well in game 1 from outside and Haslem can stop him from inside, they should be able to limit him. Then they have to be careful of Howard
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  2. Babe_Ruth

    Babe_Ruth Sultan of Swat Staff Member V.I.P.

    You can't contain someone like Dirk you let him get is points and you try to shut everyone else down. But on the other hand Dirk has to stop Haslem, he can shoot that 15 footer or he can post up, he can give you 5-10 rebound and 8-15 points in a game. But there's no doubt that Dirk can be stop.
     
  3. scottmcgrady

    scottmcgrady Guest

    Dirk can be stopped, if he is having a bad shooting day, force him to shoot. Dirk is one of the greats of the game today, he can do everything, hes amazing but i think he could be stopped if they really tried and he really wanted it. Haslem can be good, but he is always good on rebounds, just not shooting. Some days he goes cold yet he can still be a threat. I can't wait to watch game one and see what happens.
     
  4. oxyMORON

    oxyMORON A Darker Knight

    Haslem may not be able to completely guard Dirk, but he has to be annoying like Bowen and get in his face and force tough shots, or else Dirk will back you up for a layup or that jumper he always likes.
     
  5. Midnight

    Midnight Guest

    I think Haslem has to be prepared for Dirk to put the ball on the floor and drive. Haslem needs to get into Dirk's head like Oxymoron said and force him to make tough shots.

    Dirk Nowitzki is responsible for Haslem on the other hand. He needs to keep Udonis off the boards by boxing him out. Haslem thrives off of getting rebounds and second chance points. Like some people have already mentioned, Haslem can cause major defensive headaches if his jumper is going in.

    As important Nowitzki is to be guarded, Haslem needs to be paid attention to as well.
     
  6. Babe_Ruth

    Babe_Ruth Sultan of Swat Staff Member V.I.P.

    Sorry but there was only one game in this years playoffs that Dirk didnt really have a good game and that was when he only scored 11 points, other then that, he's been unstoppable, and I really doubt that Haslem can stop him, even if he gets aggresive with him. Dirk has some height over him, and he can just shoot over him.
     
  7. air jordan

    air jordan Guest

    Dirk is a good player and so is Haslem but haslem really wants this victory so i think he will stick him reall good in this series
     
  8. scottmcgrady

    scottmcgrady Guest

    Haslem did a good job limiting Dirk Nowitzki last night. When Haslem left, he nailed two three's so Haslem did a good job with bothering him and getting in his face, Terry was the difference last night.
     
  9. oxyMORON

    oxyMORON A Darker Knight

    yeah. Dirk was not allowed to have a great night yesterday. Almost every shot he took was challenged. Luckily other players picked up the slack.
     
  10. samchi12

    samchi12 Guest

    I don't think Dirk Nowitzki can be stopped by Haslem. They have to double team him or force him to do crazy shots. Shaq should be able to stop him but they dont want him in foul trouble. Maybe Alonzo Mourning will occasionally.
     

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