I had to do a doubletake and check the number on Davis, as well. Whether we are playing against "cones" or not.... or a soft zone, one can really see that we are putting more outside shooters on the floor in our 5-player sets. That makes a huge difference. Again, you can no longer put the defensive recipe for beating GW on 1/2 of 1 side of a 3 x 5 index card.
It's also nice to know that the team can get the ball down low and then count on guys have a couple of post moves. I totally get that some of those shots will be rejected, but we are just that more further along.
Adding David will also offset the upgrade in competition. We now have weapons inside and out and guys who look like they can provide points in both areas. If you watch Garino in this second highlight reel, watch him rebound hawk offensive boards on the offside-rim. He was so well coached and the kid feels the game. Last year's team would leech points, but this year, we should "FIND" points that other teams would just give up. You know, for the old folks, he is like a young version of Walt--with maybe more pass.
Again, I like Davis. He is taller, stronger, and more aggressive than last year and this will make what he brought to GW in Game that much more useful... if he can grab some minutes. If this is indeed true that he has a bigger game, then it is like finding gold, it is an insurance policy. I'm with FQ and want to see this team play against a fast team to see where we stand, then. One thing for sure, we will see many more points. With the outside shooting that I am seeing, Lonergan will let the guys shoot the three if it is uncontested without milking the clock. This will make a big difference in our games, because our opponents kinew that they were going to get a 8 second blow in a zone every possession. It looks like we will force an inside play or take one from 3 if we can get it, putting the defense "On the Defense" and make our second wave more effective as they come in against a tired opponent.