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Old 07-29-2008, 06:21 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I dunno. I felt like they were thin last season. There were too many guys that had to carry too heavy a load. Everything points again to the defense that JO brings. Just easing the load there makes a good number of players that had to try to play over their heads too often last year, now able to just play. Nobody should be tempted to do it all on their own. They should know where everything begins and ends in terms of having an honest chance at winning games.

I like that there are distinct components that can be used for specific purposes, instead of three guys that can each do the same job as poorly or as well as the next on any given night. If Sam can know for sure what he's going to get from half of the bench then he's ahead of where he was at last year when he needed them to shore up the starting lineup all too often, and all hope of consistency was lost.
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