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Old 05-26-12, 01:59 AM
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The unthinking brilliance of Tim Duncan

The unthinking brilliance of Tim Duncan - TrueHoop Blog - ESPN

"The way [Duncan] plays is so methodical, but at the same time he doesn't overthink the game," Griffin said after the game. "That's something I want to get to."

This was a very nuanced parallel Griffin constructed to describe what Duncan does on the court. We usually regard "method" as something that results from a great deal of thought, but here's Griffin drawing a distinction: For all of Duncan's technique, he rarely trips himself up with complexities. He rarely pauses, hedges or becomes paralyzed by choices.

Duncan has distilled the game down to its essentials. Play his left shoulder and he'll turn middle and devastate you with that running hook through the lane, or worse, take it all the way to the hole for the slam. Play his right shoulder and the bank is open.

You've seen all this thousands of times.
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Old 05-26-12, 10:11 AM
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Duncan spent four full years in college honing his "method".

Blake is a raw power player and looks alot like Amare from 6-7 years ago. I like his grit, but he has a pile of work to do (learn a mid-range jumper, for one thing) to approach Tim's level.
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