“Obviously I think defensively, we’ve got to get better. It’s changing a mindset. It was very easy for us sometimes to just try to outscore people,” said Huerter. “We can score, I feel like with anybody... but we didn’t always go back and compete on the other end... I don’t think we took enough pride in it, we’d just go back and try to score more than them on the other end. In a lot of ways, it’s a change of mentality. Winning teams play defense. I think we’re definitely capable, we showed different times in different games, at the end of games when we can put together a good defensive stretch when we need to but it just wasn’t consistent enough.”
Sorry. There is not going to be a demonstrable change in the outcomes just on the basis of players, in effect, just telling themselves
After two seasons, either your defensive abilities are evident, or they're not. This roster needs to see Hunter and Reddish distinguish themselves in 2021, and quite possibly, Huerter and our #1 pick need to be dangled for a high-end veteran wing who represents a significant improvement on defense... depending, of course, on what's out there that can be acquired, and that's its own other question.