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Obviously DJ isnt a great defender, but he will improve with experience. I'm just happy he is gaining confidence and playing better on the offensive end.
Man to man defense will always be a team concept. Hence, you have a guy on the ball, your players one pass away should deny the pass, and two passes away should provide help defense. Again you have to guard your man according to his offensive strengths and this is where DJ struggles. Too often he tries to play off of a good shooter, or go under a screen just to watch a guy knock down an open jumper. When your guarding a good shooter you have to play less than one arms length away and always fight through screens. DJ needs to trust his help and recognize who he has protecting the rim. Guys like Crash and Tyrus have the ability to block anyone that beats DJ off the dribble.
Overall am proud of DJ's progress and again defense is mostly effort, and communication with teammates. DJ has the effort and will continue to improve with Paul Silas at the helm.