I think one of the best plays last night was for our first or second basket. Somebody shot it, DJ grabbed the rebound and banged his way to the glass and scored. It was a simple play, but last year, hell, two weeks ago, he would have passed that back out, dropped the ball or just not played with power and a can-do mentality. But he didn’t, he grabbed the rebound and scored and he wasn’t going to let a damn thing stop him. I love that. He might have only had 2-4 points, I dont remember, but if he’s making that sort of mental stride towards the “I can score” mindset that could have been one of the best baskets of his career.
That is what I love about watching this team mature, they’re learning that they can score without Talor, they can score if they’re called on, they can score when the team needs them. A lot of last year we had the Big 3 to call on and there wasn’t much pressure to really get the scoring going. I feel like DJ had a eye opening game last week scoring as much as he did. I dont know how long it will take, but watching this team is like watching them each open their eyes and go “oh crap, I can really play some ball” If they all start believing that they each can do their job and believe in the other guy we could have something going for us this year, and if not this year…next year…not looking ahead, but next year is exciting.