5InOfLouisville wrote:I dont mean to say he wasnt a good athlete. But i dont think explosiveness was his best attribute. He had solid handles, a good court vision, physical strength, size, and yes, decent athleticism too. I just watched some videos as FEZ suggested, and there was definitely a sneaky explosiveness
All of those solid attributes combined made him very formidable. He was expert at knowing himself, his body and how to maximize his ability. It was a delicate balance, and that balance was off.
I agree that that our lack of cohesion and his unselfish nature hurt him as well. I honestly dont know what to expect next year, but i hope for the best.
I’d rather have unselfish players, than what we have last season, with a bunch of chuckers. Hayward was a bit passive due to confidence problem coming back from a long rehab process. Plus it’s in his nature to playmake as well, but he can be aggressive on offense if he wants to. I expect him to assert himself more next season. Pre-injury hayward, could be our best player next season, unless Tatum elevates himself. I’m excited for next season. Last season was a disaster. There are some games where we played unselfish basketball, even handling a complete warriors team on of their worst loses last season, then all of a sudden, we’re back to chucking, me first basketball. no continuity. Next season should be fun. I think they would legitimately want to play and like each other. Evident of the recent bonding in the world cup.