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Cavs’ Marion Endorses Blatt’s Use of Zone Defense

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A small part of (Cavaliers Head Coach) David Blatt’s European background is already starting to permeate within the Cavaliers. And if he needs a voice to support him, Shawn Marion is already a believer.

Blatt has said he is not opposed to playing zone defense, something that is a staple of European basketball but generally dismissed by NBA coaches. In a zone defense, players are responsible for guarding a specific area of the floor rather than a specific player and teams can beat it by simply shooting over the top of it.

But the zone still has its advocates. Marion is one after he won a championship playing zone defense with the Dallas Mavericks three years ago.

via Jason Lloyd of the Beacon Journal

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