BigSlam wrote: Diop wrote:
So 2 of our prospects are crap at defence, do we just prey they eventually get it?
In fairness to Bridges he is often tasked with guarding the opposing teams best offensive player - regardless of how big or small they are.
And we need to move away from trying to make him a casual PF and instruct him to trim/become lighter and make him a full time SF.
nah, he's constantly lost dude. he plays for the box score too. the only reason marv plays is because bridges can't be counted on to guard anyone with SF/PF size inside and the main reason Batum got extended minutes the past week is because Bridges can't stop penetration from guards either.
he's in a really, really bad spot for a second year guy on a tanking team right now. there's guys playing worse than him, but he should be a lot better than he is. the only thing he seems to have worked on is playing the box score. he's gotta box out not poach rebounds. he's gotta drive to create and keep pressure on defenses, not just score (and dunk more than score...). he's gotta stay on the class and get offensive rebounds.
bridges is doing it to himself too. he's losing his minutes, no one is taking them from him.
LofJ wrote:Borrego can't coach defense. It's a problem that needs to be addressed this summer.
Maybe we can bring in Thibs next season? I know Triano is the associate head coach so I wonder if he's keen on the idea of passing that title to Thibs.
god no. its okay to lose when you suck. last thing we need is thibs to come in and alienate everyone who ever played, trade away all our talent, and run anyone left into the dirt.
minnesota still hasn't washed off his stink yet...