Tarik looked great. Running the floor, getting wide in the paint and pinning townes underneath the rim. He got two or 3 really good fouls on townes doing so. Rebounded and defended pretty solid as well.
Clarkson looked good. Quicker and even more explosive. Jumper still isn't water but he played well enough off the ball and got to the cup and the glass. Had some brain cramps defensively on and off the ball tho
DLo looked great in the open court. He had one no look pass to j6IX on the break that was BANANAS. Pick and roll he was solid as well, Mid range game impressive. He seems to be a GREAT teammate. Keeps the guys involved and motivated. He also plays with a calmness that the other guys kinda feed off of.
Nance.... Seemed a tad bit spooked out there, was all over the place and out of position a lot on defense and the boards. He had a little injury which I hope doesn't prevent him for getting more time on the floor w/ Julius sitting out.
Brown... Played solid defense and hit some open shots. He's a little more athletic than i expected which is great.
Julius was wearing his frustration on his sleeve the whole night. He's packed on the muscle and plays so wild and reckless off the dribble. He dribbles with his head down and bull dozes his way to the cup way too often. Struggled a lot with the double team that the wolves brought over the top of his off shoulder. He may not see many double teams early in the season but he def has to work on that. And he gotta get on the glass man. He wants to handle and push the rock like Chuck then he gotta get on that damn glass man. I expected some rust but with 9 or 10 months to sit back and watch the game I thought he be a bit more prepared from a decision making and intangibles standpoint
I liked Upshaw's performance. He has a lot of length around the rim which we need. He's also a nasty player. Gritty and dirty
. Defensively I think he can learn a lot from Roy. He has to get a bit more stronger tho, and work on his post positioning on defense.