- Oct 8, 2016
- Reaction score
They literally were better last year. Significantly so.
This year has been a train wreck though. Hayward was a huge loss, and they've had a ton of injury/COVID issues.
Losing Hayward and Kemba basically turning into a shell of his former self after his knee problem is what it basically boils down to.
Both Tatum and especially Brown have made big strides, but having no one that is able to break down the defense and distribute transforms them to a team that is too reliant on iso rather than ball movement. They don't move the ball enough and their defense is just not good enough, especially with TT who provides no rim protection.
Oh, they also lack shooting from PF position. They had Hayward who provided much better spacing and ball handling.