2020-21 Award Winner
Here I don't think it's the scheme as much as lack of execution. We are always a step slow. This is another place where having the wrong personnel hurts us. We have known for 2 years now we need a long athletic Defensive-minded wing who can shoot the 3 at a passable clip and this is 2 years we haven't done a single thing to address that need, and now it is getting heavily exposed. We have no one who can hang with PG in any fashion at all, not even bother him really.Our entire defensive scheme doesn’t work for the playoffs. It’s nice in the regular season though.
But even with the folks we have we are always a step slow. Our guys aren't communicating on switches, leaving big gaps, we are slow to help from the weak side, and we seem like we don't understand where we need to be and when. We are just so disconnected in defense it's creating a jumbled mess. And a good 80% or more of that is just plain execution. I think this is another coaching failure as well. Quin doesn't seem to be able to give the team the adjustments they need to make to maintain defensive intensity. When they look confused and lost on D, that is often a coaching problem and an unclear plan as to how to handle a new-look offense.