I don't think you guys are understanding what I'm trying to say here.
If you want to push the tempo, you have to be very good at 2 things:
1) Forcing Turnovers
2) Defensive Rebounding
The best way to force turnovers is to have a team defensive gameplan that's built around versatility, speed and help/recover. You need to have a defensive system in place that everyone on the team understands and that isn't affected by substitution of a lesser quality defender as much as most man systems are. An average defensive coach can build a good system with elite on ball defenders. A GREAT defensive assistant can build a good system around a couple of elite on ball defenders and a lot of good TEAM defenders.
Randle will be our best rebounder, bar none. He's also very capable of pushing the ball...that's a plus in this system. If we can get Brook to just box-out, Ingram, Ball and KCP are very capable rebounders who can also push the ball up the court or get out in the wings. I don't think we will see anyone but Randle dominate the D-Boards individually but as a team, we could be pretty elite in that category.
If we can get an elite defensive assistant in here soon, it serves dual purposes: establishes a defensive identity early in these guys' careers and sends a message to the 2018 Free Agents that we are thinking about winning it ALL, not just being "flashy".
Edited by GCMD, July 12, 2017 - 09:47 PM.