Originally Posted by MikeToronto
I have stopped the quote prematurely, I know.
If you are going to criticize the entire team for lack of defensive system and intensity - I am with you. What I don't like is when on a weak defensive team a player who actually leads them in steals and tries really hard this season gets singled out as a bad defender.
Point guards typically lead their team in steals because they guard the primary ball handler. That's just reality.
I could play for the Raptors
and try really hard...I'd be the worst defender on the team...and it would be fair to criticize me as such. Yes as a team we're not good defensively and Jose is a bad individual defender and not particularly deft at team defence. That's been illustrated with countless of statistical analysis and observational evidence over the years.
No matter how nice he is or how hard he tries, he hasn't really done anything to improve his defensive abilities. Deal with it