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#201 BSLChrisStoner

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Posted 06 February 2020 - 10:06 PM

Ayala just needs to get out of his head. Unfortunately might not happen until next year. 
In the meantime, he needs to facilitate, and go to the basket and try and get to the line. 

The offense has improved in the last 3-4 weeks.  Helps that Smith has reached another level.
Also helps that Turgeon spent more time working on the offense.  By his own admission, MD was done their OOC schedule, and had barely installed much / any of their offense. 

To be completely fair, a significant reasoning for that is the reduction in practice time allowed. 



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Posted 06 February 2020 - 10:08 PM

And Turgeon's teams have been quite good defensively.


Good in-terms of being 'disciplined' and ranked well in defensive efficiency; no doubt. 
I think his teams typically rebound, and limit the easy looks for opposing offenses. 

His teams are typically horrible in generating turnovers (which would help in creating transition opportunities, and make life easier for the MD offense). 

This particular team - Smith - is blocking some shots right now. That's good to see, and helps. 



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Posted 07 February 2020 - 07:39 AM


Good in-terms of being 'disciplined' and ranked well in defensive efficiency; no doubt. 
I think his teams typically rebound, and limit the easy looks for opposing offenses. 

His teams are typically horrible in generating turnovers (which would help in creating transition opportunities, and make life easier for the MD offense). 

This particular team - Smith - is blocking some shots right now. That's good to see, and helps. 

IMO, Turgeon;s defensive style, which does work, is like the rest of his style, which is conservative.  He defends the paint, does a lot of switching and 90 % of the time, drops back, and sets up as the other team brings the ball up.  The Terps are not going to get a lot of turnovers, that you get with a press or a trap, which limits easy scores, but he is also not going to have a lot of defensive breakdowns.

The one area, that feels like there has been an improvement this year, is how they close out on the 3 point shooters.  The Terps have good defensive wings, so that helps.


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Posted 07 February 2020 - 09:44 AM

This particular team - Smith - is blocking some shots right now. That's good to see, and helps. 

 

Turg seems to always have a good interior defensive presence on his teams.  Len, Dodd, Ceko, Diamond, Bruno, Sticks.  Can tell that's a priority for him in recruiting, development, and awarding playing time.  Just like we can tell reducing sloppy turnovers is not a priority.  :)


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Posted 07 February 2020 - 04:36 PM

Turg seems to always have a good interior defensive presence on his teams.  Len, Dodd, Ceko, Diamond, Bruno, Sticks.  Can tell that's a priority for him in recruiting, development, and awarding playing time.  Just like we can tell reducing sloppy turnovers is not a priority.  :)

In fairness, the turnover problem is getting better as the year has gone on.  That said, watch it be a problem, tonight.


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