- Mar 26, 2005
TT is not the third best 5 on this team right now. I love TL's potential too but he has two huge problems: (1) fouls (as noted above), and (2) for whatever reason, he stands around on defense way too much I'm sure for Brad's liking. He's okay when he's directly involved in actions but for whatever reason, once the ball is in rotation, he seems to lose focus.TT is still the 3rd best 5 on this team, TL holds far more upside and if need be he's filler for a top-notch wing.
He's played well in Cali, but nothings really changed IMO
I thought his most impressive defensive play was the borderline foul called when he was guarding Lou Williams 1 on 1. TT gave a credible effort, which is why Brad can play him every game. Kanter would have been roasted on that play, which is why Kanter got DNPs for stretches.
We need a 5 that's bigger than DT and who isn't going to get run off the floor by simple PnR action. TT fits both requirements. I don't know if he was the best guy out there or whether he's going to end up being worth his contract, but he's averaging 11.3/13.3 (with 4.3 OReb) per 36 minutes and his DReb% is at 28.1%, which (if continues) would be a career high.