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"LBJ guarding Rondo on crunch time." (Should the C's worry?)

 

The Heat actually has more to worry about us than vice versa.

But if there's 1 strategy they can employ to get a huge advantage, then it's LBJ guarding Rondo on crunch time.

Last year versus the Cavs, LBJ wanted it but coach Mike Brown didn't want to given the Cavs lack of depth.

This year, LBJ has Wade & Bosh that coach Spoe can afford to put LBJ on Rondo to greatly disrupt our offense yet not worry if LBJ's offense suffers since he still have Wade & Bosh to score.

Indeed, LBJ this time around, can strictly focus on shutting down Rondo unlike last year.

This will be similar to how Pippen successfully disrupted Marc Jackson & the Pacers back in '97 whereby MJ & the rest of the Bulls carried the offense, Pippen strictly focused on Jackson greatly disrupting the Pacer's offense.

Given LBJ's superb athletecism & size (he's bigger, stronger, & faster than Pip) , there's no doubt he can turn-in a "Pippen-like" defensive effort because let's face it, LBJ's no slouch.

 

 

The question then is, how do we counter?

Can we still run our offense smoothly with Rondo being hounded by a big, super athletic guy?

Can Rondo, as great as he is (perhaps the best "true PG" in the NBA) overcome such a challenge?     

 If LBJ will be (even just a tad bit) successful in disrupting Rondo,  do we have a back-up plan?

 

 

Overall, this is one strategy we have to be prepared for because it harkens back to last year, though LBJ didn't get a green light from coach Brown given the Cav's lack of depth.   

Other than this, the Heat has no other "match-up scenarios" that they can exploit.

 

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