2022 Exit Interviews...and now Player Reviews


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(No video, just a listen)

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  • Travis Schlenk
  • Trae Young (6:24)
  • Clint Capela (23:24)
  • John Collins (30:02)
  • De’Andre Hunter (40:10)
  • Kevin Huerter (47:51)
  • Onyeka Okongwu (56:47)
  • Delon Wright (1:01:34)
  • Bogdan Bogdanovic (1:09:27)
  • Danilo Gallinari (1:16:58)
  • Jalen Johnson (1:21:09)
  • Skylar Mays (1:27:35)
  • Sharife Cooper (1:33:07)
  • Nate McMillan (1:37:34)

 

 

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5 hours ago, JayBirdHawk said:

 

(No video, just a listen)

Time stamps:

  • Travis Schlenk
  • Trae Young (6:24)
  • Clint Capela (23:24)
  • John Collins (30:02)
  • De’Andre Hunter (40:10)
  • Kevin Huerter (47:51)
  • Onyeka Okongwu (56:47)
  • Delon Wright (1:01:34)
  • Bogdan Bogdanovic (1:09:27)
  • Danilo Gallinari (1:16:58)
  • Jalen Johnson (1:21:09)
  • Skylar Mays (1:27:35)
  • Sharife Cooper (1:33:07)
  • Nate McMillan (1:37:34)

 

 

That was a long but very interesting listen. You can often tell a lot from their tone and words.

 

 

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7 hours ago, JayBirdHawk said:

 

(No video, just a listen)

Time stamps:

  • Travis Schlenk
  • Trae Young (6:24)
  • Clint Capela (23:24)
  • John Collins (30:02)
  • De’Andre Hunter (40:10)
  • Kevin Huerter (47:51)
  • Onyeka Okongwu (56:47)
  • Delon Wright (1:01:34)
  • Bogdan Bogdanovic (1:09:27)
  • Danilo Gallinari (1:16:58)
  • Jalen Johnson (1:21:09)
  • Skylar Mays (1:27:35)
  • Sharife Cooper (1:33:07)
  • Nate McMillan (1:37:34)

 

 

Interesting Dre comments right out of the gate about not having the ball in his hands much this year which limited his opportunities. You could here the unhappiness in his voice. 

It's almost like we heard that here from Campster.

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Trae mentioned but i had forgotten.  From 11/3-11/12 we played 6 games, 5 on the road, all losses.  No excuses in the NBA but that was a brutal stretch.  After this stretch we won 7 in a row and then struggled through december as injuries and covid started hitting. 

6 games in 9 days on the road

@ bkn

utah

@ phx

@ gs

@ utah

@ denver

 

 

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While he had a largely solid year defensively, after the Cam Reddish trade Hunter was tasked with a lot of difficult assignments, and it became clear that his shift to more minutes at the power forward position changed his defensive role within the team. While some of this can be matchup-dependent to counter teams that go small, there’s a clear split in his defensive responsibilities when playing a more perimeter-oriented 3 versus him at the 4. According to Basketball-Reference, Hunter was estimated to play at small forward 65% of the time and power forward 35% of the time.

The coaching staff clearly wanted him to crowd the paint and stay at or below the level of screens and avoid switching as much as if he were playing on the perimeter.

In other words, there was a clear pivot in his workload before and after the Reddish deal with the New York Knicks, and the burden of taking on the opposing team’s best player night in and night out took a major toll. This was compounded when either John Collins or Danilo Gallinari weren’t available at forward.

But on the balance, Hunter played admiral defense — often against the opponent’s best perimeter player.

Maybe a better defensive scheme would help.

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8 hours ago, JayBirdHawk said:

In other words, there was a clear pivot in his workload before and after the Reddish deal with the New York Knicks, and the burden of taking on the opposing team’s best player night in and night out took a major toll. This was compounded when either John Collins or Danilo Gallinari weren’t available at forward.

Gee, it's too bad we didn't have a 1st round rookie power forward on the bench looking for minutes.

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Once again illustrating why Young haters/doubters are, at best, ignorant. Also, been saying it for years but get Young some help on offense and we'll see his defensive effort improve; this is just more evidence he's already more than overworked just trying to carry the team on the offensive end.  

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10 hours ago, RandomFan said:

Once again illustrating why Young haters/doubters are, at best, ignorant. Also, been saying it for years but get Young some help on offense and we'll see his defensive effort improve; this is just more evidence he's already more than overworked just trying to carry the team on the offensive end.  

Yeah it's a real shame that Trae gets little recognition for how extremely good he was this season.   He'll continue to show them though.   He's done nothing but improve and prove people wrong for 5 years.  

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1 hour ago, Peoriabird said:

Defense creates offense too!  The team can't be bottom 5 in forced turnovers

Very true but the reverse is true as well.  Defense is better after a made basket than when you miss and the other team is running their rebound back at you.  There is a definite positive feedback cycle for success on both ends.  We have work to do on both of them.

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1 minute ago, AHF said:

Very true but the reverse is true as well.  Defense is better after a made basket than when you miss and the other team is running their rebound back at you.  There is a definite positive feedback cycle for success on both ends.  We have work to do on both of them.

I think the immediate fix which can be improve through coaching defense i.e effort and scheme, defensive rebounding i.e. right personnel at all times and emphasizing it, and turnovers.  Offense can be improved with ball movement i.e. working with the players this summer to emphasize ball movement over the ball pounding and isolation mentality.

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