http://www.allbuffs.com/entry.php/225-What-s-the-value-in-a-blocked-shot Seriously, a great read. I know 'Nik & I have had discussions on this before, but I'm firmly in the camp with JG. I greatly prefer straight up defense to the blocked shot guys. This used to drive me insane with Birdman and it drives me insane with JaVale McGee for the Nugs. I think my biggest problem is that 90% of the time, people block shots out of bounds so it just gives the opponents another chance at it (as opposed to the Bill Russell blocked shot which leads to fastbreaks for your team). Now there is the "intimidation" factor of having a shot blocker in there, but I'm not sure how much that actually affects the opposing team's mentality.