- Sep 2, 2011
Then you are a taller guard you have to use your length to get around people unless you are a rare athlete, which Frank is not. So when shorter guards press up on him he tries to beat them off the dribble, but low man usually wins that battle. That his why short guards are normally are very good at getting to the hole. Think Jonny Flynn, Isaiah Thomas (either one). But if you're tall you have to use your length to get around a shorter opponent. This is done by turning your back to your defender and backing him down until he has to body you up and then you drive with a long first step the shorter defender will have to slide his feet twice to equal that first long stride. Think Lazarus Sim or Steve Smith "the Smitty" for those NBA fans.