Originally Posted by thriller92
Where was this energy, intensity, and physicality during the NBA season? He'd just try and avoid fouls at all costs for the Raps now all of a sudden hes playing superb defence. We all know he has it in him, but is it his conditioning or something thats holding him back from playing both sides of the ball more than effectively? His defence has been a joke since his rookie year.
Perhaps being on a team where he isnt relied on to be Mr. Everything and he has other guys he can count on defensively to make plays aswell helps a bit? Along with a better defensive scheme and a better overall coach.