Tuesday, October 9, 2007

P.J.'s Take

Speaking with the media after tonight's game, Sonics Head Coach P.J. Carlesimo was critical of the team's defense. The Kings shot 40.7% from the field, but attempted 36 free throws. Carlesimo's observation was that the team generally rotated correctly, but big players fouled despite being in position. Containing dribble penetration was also an issue.

I thought Carlesimo put it well when he said that individuals play was good, but team play was lacking - in terms of team defense, not in terms of unselfishness.

We'll see how that develops as the Sonics continue preseason play.