The Key to the Raptors’ Defence: Offence

November 16th, 2009 by Gene Leave a reply »

After hearing and reading various interviews from the Toronto Raptors head coach Jay Triano, I really liked most of what he’s said so far, but there were a few things that I disliked.

One thing that I strongly disagreed with was Triano’s overemphasis of defence.

The Raptors’ previous head coach, Sam Mitchell, constantly exaggerated the importance of defence and often times only got his team to practice defence. Early on in the season, Triano appeared to be taking a similar approach to Mitchell .

After the Raptors’ season-opening victory against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Chris Bosh said, “That's all we talk about is defence, defence, defence.”

The Raptors should dramatically improve their overall level of play, including on defence, if they take a balanced approach to both talking and practicing.


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