Bits from 11/6
Coach Tyrone Corbin
** State of the team: We a little, we a little beat up a little bit. We’re disappointed that we didn’t win a game on the road, but we understand we gotta get better. It’s not the end of the world.
** On the concern of losing players due to lack of minutes: It’s always a worry because you want guys to continue to work to get minutes on the floor, and they have. It’s a worry because when things go not like you planned on them going, guys think, “Well, I should be getting more of this, I should be getting more of that,” and not “we.” And that’s always been a tendency. But this is a good group of guys, and we’ll continue to talk about it. …
Even if you winning, and, and, there’s somebody that’s still not happy about their minutes. Completely, so, but it, it’s a little easier to deal with when you’re winning. But when you’re losing, it can go, it can go around pretty fast.
[But you have confidence in yourself…]
Oh yeah, we’ll get it. We’ll get it worked out. I mean, it’s a grout greap* of guys, and I’m not gonna, be able to say, things to guys to make them completely satisfied. They just have to understand where we are.
* Not a typo.
** Any thoughts of mixing up your starting lineup? No. (KALL)
** On rotations: Well you know, as coaches you have to have a game plan and try to figure out matchup situations, and obviously we have these guys that are on our team, these young guys. And so Coach* is at the same time trying to develop players. It’s a tough thing to do, but it could change again. You just never know game to game, but I think there’s gonna come a time where we will have a set rotation. I think that’s what Coach is looking for, and really tryna get to see these guys to see who plays well together, see what group plays well together until he can get down to his rotation, whatever number of guys that is. And I think he’s done a really great job of communicating to our players.
* Lowe never refers to Corbin by name, only as “Coach.”
** What does Derrick Favors have to do to get to the next level? Continue to improve. Continue to work. Derrick is a very, very talented young man, and he’s got some things that you really can’t teach. He’s got the lift, he’s got great timing, he’s got the quickness for a big man. So he’s just gotta continue to learn to get better from an offensive standpoint, which I think he’s making strides there…But he just has to continue to work, continue to work at it, work on his moves, work on his feel for the game, and for playing against certain players, and [developing a go-to move]…Defensively, he’s excellent. He is absolutely excellent. He changes the game for us when he is in the ball game.*
* I predicted to myself before hearing Lowe’s answer that his response would include “continue to work” and “get better.” Gold star for me!
** What does Alec Burks have to do to get to the next level? He needs to continue to work as well…he has to continue to learn, and learn the game. Learn the game itself. Just little small things, that’s where he’s a little behind, but he’s working with it every day. I love the fact that he asks questions. That’s a great sign. But he’s gonna be fine. And then to continue to work hard. That’s the other key to this thing, is to work hard every single second that he’s out there on the floor. (1280)