From: Las Vegas
ORIGINAL: Karl Juhnke
It is going to take a while for this team to jell and learn how to control the game from tip off to the final buzzer. They need a bulk guy to match up with teams who have a physical center. Towns will get there, but will not happen over night.
I'm not sure Towns will get there as far as being a bulk guy. Nor do I particularly want him to. His game is not to hunker down near the lane and bang around. He needs to be all over the court. KG, but with a better post up game.
Yeah, I don't think he needs to get much bigger, just stronger. That'll happen as he gets his "big boy muscles".
We've been OK on offense. We do tend to bog down into iso ball when things aren't going well, but we've been good enough to win both games. Defense needs a lot of work, but that's to be expected in a totally different system - especially one that requires so much synergy between players.
We've also started out the season playing 2 "Dave Joerger" defenses (and we play Memphis again in our next game). He coaches one of the most physical, bullying defenses in the league and, so far, we've been ill-equipped to deal with that.