Why cant these guys rotate or play any semblance of nba level team defense? The reason this gets me is because i once thought collins to be a very good coach for team D/rotations. I thought this because iggy was never a good team defender until collins showed up. This is all leading me to think that we miss elton brand more than id have ever thought possible.... His man to man d in the post, especially against bigger and more athletic guys always left a lot to be desired, but were his defensive rotations, IQ, and ability to help what really made him valuable?
The only consistently capable defensive player on this entire roster is jrue holiday, and he plays the spot that needs to rotate less because hes sticking the guy with the ball.
The problem, i think begins and ends with the bigs, hawes is slow, and lavoy just doesnt have a clue where or when to help out. Kwame is just a mutt who is epically stupid out there. Thad, ironically, may be the best of the bunch.
The wings arent much better, jrich young wright and turner never ever trap or help each other out.... Its like a pickup game in the back of a schoolyard week to week.
Arent they supposed to be a professional level defense? I see better defensive schemes in the freaking college game.