I think I am inferring too much from Ty’s post game comments after the loss to the Wolves. Hope so.
““It’s kind of deflating, man,” Lawson told me. “We’ve got to pay attention to detail. We go through all this (preparation), pregame, shootaround. Before the game we have all this stuff written on the board, and no one’s really reading it. Not on the same page. And at the end of the game, that’s what happens. If we’re supposed to trap, and we don’t trap, they get easy buckets.””
Ty’s comments paint a concerning picture of this young Nuggets team. Young teams are expected to have ups and downs, leading to inconsistency. This is all part of learning how to play, and a normal maturation process for young players. However, ignoring the game plan can’t be part of that process. Maybe it’s as simple as the team not knowing how to execute the game plan, but his comments hint that the players are simply ignoring the plan.
There are a lot of possible reasons for the players not reading the game plan, and not being on the same page. To wildly speculate on a few reasons, they could be:
- A disconnect/rift between the players and coach
- Players not wanting to be on the team
- Outside distractions (partying, etc.)
Maybe the problem is simply a young team learning how to execute a game plan, and be professional basketball players. If it’s more than that, this team has some serious problems that will require serious changes to fix (trades, new coach, etc.) January is a huge month for this team. No more schedule excuses. It’s time for the team to gel, and figure it out. Several young teams are already well into the “gelling” process (see Houston, and Golden State), and the Nuggets are lagging behind. I expect comments like Ty’s to come from players on the Wizards or Kings, not the Nuggets.
Hopefully I am just reading too much into what he said.
Should we be concerned with Ty's comments?
Yes. There are serious problems with this team. (5 votes)
No. He was just frustrated after a tough loss. (10 votes)
15 total votes