Found January 09, 2012 on Fox Sports Arizona:
The reconciliation of two distasteful defensive options often leads NBA coaches through the turmoil of deciding which is the lesser evil. Coaches really prefer to avoid double-teaming anyone at this level, because doing so escorts their defenders into the dangerous rotation blender. Any mistake or tardy bid to supply help creates an open shot or basket cut for NBA-level snipers and finishers. But single coverage against the typical NBA superstar -- or passive, contain-style looks against ball screens -- can promote a different set of defensive nightmares. It's a tactical dilemma that's lingered on the league's defensive landscape as long as anyone consulted can remember. One advance scout, however, has noticed what could be a trend in NBA philosophy. "It's early, and my scope is limited to teams we're going to be playing soon," he said, "but the teams I've seen are doubling less often." OK, that's good to know. Now tell us why. ...
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