Block of the Year: Jason Maxiell Eliminates Tyson Chandler Alley-oop

3/17/08 in NBA   |   CriticalFanatic   |   respect



I promise we'll actually get talking about this March Madness business, but we've got time. First, the rejection Mike Tirico accurately dubbed "block of the year."

As far as I can tell the New Orleans Hornets have one play with a few different options. Tyson Chandler comes up to the back court to set up a pick and roll with Chris Paul. Depending, of course, on how the defenders choose to position themselves either Paul penetrates and what usually happens, Paul throws the ball up somewhere near the rim and Chandler throws it down.

It shouldn't be that easy. Sooner or later, an astute defender on the help side attempt to guard their own hoop. You know, that's sort of the point. Sunday, Jason Maxiell finally eliminated this play in grand fashion.

In other news: the Pistons won by 21.
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3/17/08   |   Boski93   |   375 respect

Now if the Spurs had thought of this earlier than they could have beat the Flint Tropics.

3/17/08   |   Boski93   |   375 respect

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The Pistons are the Patriots of the NBA.  They know how to draft, and they keep the players they need.  People were hating on the Prince and Maxiell picks but there aren't two better players for that system.  Same will end up ringing true for Stuckey and Amir Johnson who they got out of nowhere.

This team would be on top or near the top no matter what conference it played it.

 

 

3/17/08   |   CriticalFanatic

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The Pistons are the Patriots of the NBA.  They know how to draft, and they keep the players they need.  People were hating on the Prince and Maxiell picks but there aren't two better players for that system.  Same will end up ringing true for Stuckey and Amir Johnson who they got out of nowhere.

Couldn't agree more. He was injured for the first part of the season so he's not at the same level as the rest, but I really believe Rodney Stuckey is going to be one of the the best five players from this draft class.