Has Tim Duncan become a defensive liability?

This is a nice collection of clips from Game 2 of the Spurs/Suns series showing Tim Duncan guarding the pick-and-roll with Steve Nash and Amare Stoudemire.

I don’t think the Suns are running the pick-and-roll so much because they want to attack Duncan. I think they run it because they’re really, really good at it. Nash is one of the best ball handlers and decision makers in the league, and Stoudemire is one of the best finishers in all of basketball. It makes sense that they’d run this over and over because everyone has trouble defending it, not just the Spurs.

That said, Duncan (34) is not quite the defender he once was, which is why I was so surprised when he made the All-Defensive Team over Andrew Bogut, who was terrific on that end of the floor this season.

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