Distressing Defensive Trend
I know that a lot of focus has been on the lack of offense, but through 5 games a major defensive concern has emerged. Only once have the Cats kept a team's leading scorer below their scoring average. Same for a team's 2nd leading scorer (excluding Stuckey for DET who sat out).
Dirk +1.5 over avg.
Gordon scored 20 and averages 20.2 so I didn't credit the team for holding him below his average. Perhaps most interesting is that the only position they've held players below average was the center with Lopez and Hibbert (who no one's going to argue is an elite scorer). Most disturbing is the variety of guys: 4 small guards, 3 small forwards and a power forward. Not one has had a bad game against our guys. The overachieving SFs has to be cause for concern because that's a position Crash has typically locked down. Unfortunately, as long as the defense is lacking, pretty sure it will be LB's focus over the lagging offense.