SAN ANTONIO – Miami Heat's Udonis Haslem has had to defend the likes of Roy Hibbert, and Joakim Noah during Miami's postseason run to the NBA Finals and now he finds himself guarding perhaps the greatest big man of this era in the NBA – San Antonio Spurs' Tim Duncan.
Duncan has been having a solid postseason averaging 17.4 points, 1.7 blocks, 2.2 assists, 9.6 rebounds in 34 minutes per game in the playoffs and heading into the series against San Antonio, Haslem did some scouting on Duncan and discovered that the "Big Fundamental" has no weaknesses.
"I look at the film and I try to find ways to guard him and I really didn't find any weaknesses," said Haslem during the Miami shoot around today. "Once he settles down in that block, you really can't get him out of there. You got to just try to meet him early, and compete and keep him out of those sweet spots and contest everything."
And it didn't stop there.
Haslem was so detailed on what exactly Duncan does on the court that it left him in awe.