Tag Archives: Defense

ON DEFENSE

Draymond Green sent a message to his team at half-time. Steph Curry explains: “It was basically for us to get more aggressive. To use our talents and quickness and IQ as a team, defensively, to our advantage, to not be … Continue reading

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KEVIN OLLIE

After a recent loss: “We didn’t play with any heart, and that’s the summary of the game. It comes down to toughness and [saying] ‘I’m going to stop my man.’ And the lack of effort that we showed out there … Continue reading

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DeMARCUS COUSINS

“It comes down to individual pride, individual pride defensively. You should hate somebody scoring on you as much as you love scoring on the next person.”

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JIMMY BUTLER

Following the Bulls loss to the Clippers: “We let guys do whatever they wanted out there. I know we have to start winning; can’t keep waiting. The time is now. No answers. I don’t know why we do it (inconsistency). … Continue reading

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LeBRON JAMES

On new assistant coach Mike Longabardi: “Well, Coach Lue, he wants us to defend but he’s not the voice of our defense. Coach Longo (Mike Longabardi), he’s our defensive coordinator. He gives us the game plan. Coach Lue definitely makes … Continue reading

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PHIL JACKSON

“You do need great players to win the championship, but having to always chase the best talent in free agency eventually becomes a mind-set of, well, the best talent wins as opposed to who plays the best team basketball. We’re … Continue reading

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FRANK VOGEL

“Our defense was an embarrassment. We’ve got to toughen up. We’ve got to start hitting people under the glass and be first to the rebound and stop giving teams second shots.”

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