Return of the Dewey
- Aug 17, 2001
Yeah, I think that he is hurt. Also, it’s easy to forget how young he (and JB) are. The ability to change your game when you are banged up is something that usually comes with more experience (as it tends to start happening more as one ages). He seems to be trying to adjust with more drives instead of jumpers, but it looks like he also needs to adjust how he finishes. I also think the reason why they tend to play better after a loss is that they have 1-3 days to watch film and talk to coaches as to how to adjust. Again, in the coming years, we should expect him to be able to do that on his own and during the game.Presumably the stinger/nerve issue is still bugging him since he has been grabbing his shoulder occasionally all series.
Wouldn't be surprised if something like that is messing with his shooting touch. Not a great injury for a basketball player.
I think that we will see a better JT in next game.