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Quote Of The Day: Dikembe Mutombo On Tracy McGrady's Defense

From an L.A. Times essay on shot-blocking, a former Hawks' advice for a current Hawk:

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Having a shot-blocker in the middle also allows perimeter defenders to be aggressive, because even if an opposing player gets to the basket, the stopper will be waiting.

"I used to tell Tracy McGrady, 'I understand you cannot guard anybody, but just stay on him, track him all the way to the basket, I will take care of the rest,'" Mutombo says.

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