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Move the Frickin' Ball!!!

All this short season long teams have been double-teaming Lilliard to slow the Blazer offense, and guess what: It has been extremely effective. Why? Because Lilliard dribbles out of double teams, which eats up the clock, ususaly forcing the Blazers to hoist up - you got it - forced shots. But, this is not Lilliard's problem: it's the coach's. By now the Blazers should be well-prepared for this often-used tactic, and it's really a no-brainer, and should lead to increased offensive effectiveness by this team which has a lot of good shooters...

MOVE THE BALL!. As soon as a double team comes, well, someone is not covered. Move the stupid ball, move the players, and open shots will come like rain. The defense will have to play honestly, and then Damian will again have freedom to roam.

There's no reason this team can't give a team like Boston a damn good game -- if properly coached.

Yeah, our defense is a sieve, and this team won't win on defense, but it can be explosive on offense and can win by putting points on the board.

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