Originally Posted by Superjudge
meh, I like Casey plenty, but coaches are coaches, players dont listen to them all that much. The only guys that look any different are Bargnani
and Amir. The rest..same. Calderon
has always busted ass on defence, lets see how long he can this year before he's on the IR.
The Only real hard defence comes from Magloire, and he brought that, nobody coached him to do it. Amir is Stronger, and plays more with his feet so he aint as foul prone... and thats about it.
Originally Posted by carp
I think JJ looks quicker and more explosive this year too.....
Agreed. Although you have to give Casey some credit for his defensive schemes Magloire, Amir and JJ are just "those kind of players". They would have been getting after it regardless no matter who the coach was.
I do think that Casey has probably made an effort to talk to JJ and keep his defensive focus high, rather than becoming a chucker (kind of what happened to Weems). I'll give him credit for that too.