Knighthonor wrote:no good development. no good team development either back then.
Not sure I was saying that but....
Which one ?
Because Team Development, I posted plenty about that. Specially regarding Crawford and bringing Beal along off the bench instead of toughing him out there without a PG or 2nd scorer. I post about team development a tone.
Player development ?
I still say that has a lot to do with the player. Specially on a younger team. Crawford was developing. Look at his numbers year over year. Wall is developing. But he put in a lot of work and have a lot of raw talent. Beal is developing.. see Wall. McGee got better then when we got him. Dude got payed 10M-12 on a long contract. No one would have given him that out of college. It was just slow coming because he was misguided by himself and others but he got better so he practiced things we didn't want him to do. He wanted to be a ball in hand PF ala A Davis. Nick developed a catch and shoot he didn't have. He just couldn't learn the plays or stay focused on driving, rebounding or passing. Gil developed his range and drive moves.. again, he put in the work on that. He just never developed his defense, leadership or team focus. Kevin has developed his post game and mid range since we got him. Now he changed his body. He is a young big that came to the game late and his game wasn't focused on defense and rebounding. Now he is working on rebounding and passing out of the double team.
One a vet team, that happens easier with quality players around young talent. That helps to mold their professionalism and mind, not just skills.
But we always had player development from our vets. They all developed Gil personna. He was the team star. Nick, McGee and Dray feel in line as fello clowns. They weren't listening to CB or AJ.
I like Wall and Beals development better. Which is why those others are gone.