A: Okay, well, let’s go through this player by player who’ll be back (and I’m not putting Rasho or Patrick in here because I’m 100 per cent certain they won’t return; I will include Antoine because he’s at least a piece they can dangle in trades)
One of the coaches once told me that if DeRozan could ever get ball-handling skills that would allow him to take his man off the dribble, he’d be spectacular because he can always find a way to beat the second defender. So if he walked around L.A. all summer dribbling a ball, I’d be fine with that.
The guy’s made two of 18 three-pointers he’s tried in his brief career. We saw a fine mid-range jumper and a willingness to defend; what I’d like to see is more range on that jump shot and if he stayed in the gym every day until he made 250 three-pointers, I’d be okay with that. (Comment: He might never get to go home for at least the first week.)
Um, not sure what kind of passing drills there are to do in individual workouts but if he spent most of his summer working on them, I think that'd be a very wise idea.
His wonky jump shot is fun to watch, unless you’re a coach. I’d get him in the gym shooting jumper after jumper after jumper to find some consistency of form. It doesn’t have to be textbook style, but it has to be the same style all the time.