JTG- What you are actually saying is that the down low presence is an antidote to a sluggish offense. But that's a crutch and here is why. To beat the Spurs, you have to be able to slow down TP. Having Al Jefferson in the block means that you have a black hole where players are going to stand around. This ain't Tim Duncan in the post averaging 3 assists per. This is AL JEFFERSON, more like 2 assists per but doesn't know the offense well enough to be able to make smart reads. Why disrupt everything that Pop is doing to fit 1 4th option player? Think about that...the guy is the 4th option on the team at best. Tiago's points and production have come within the flow of the offense. To bring in Jefferson means he first has to learn the offense, then get the flow, and then be able to make the necessary reads to fully utilize the 4 down low block post up. So again, why change everything that you do and have been doing so well all season, to accomodate 1 guy who at best, is your 4th option when the Big 3 is healthy?
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