I hate to say it, but this team doesn't really have an identity. Are they a run and gun team, shut down defense, inside monsters, or 3 point wizards? We don't know, I guess what we do know is that if teams give us open 3's, we can't seem to consistently cash in. And that's what teams will do, until we prove otherwise. When I think of what we lost last season, yes Chandler would have been a scoring gem, but what this team really needs is John Fulkerson, a team mate that will carry the team emotionally through the let downs and scoring droughts. I was hoping to see that more in JJJ or Santi, but for whatever reason, it hasn't happened. The whole offense, but especially Zeigler, seems out of sorts and grasping at straws. Barnes better start coaching his A game. This team seems to have no inside scoring presence or real offensive option besides hit a ton of 3's. Unfortunately when the shots aren't falling, this team is going to really struggle, because I can't see any other aspect of game that they really excel at.
Defense, not as good as we've seen in previous years. Plenty of steals, but what do they lead to, where is our Inside Intimidator?
Transition Offense, not really capable yet of making other teams pay with fast breaks and open 3's, from turn overs.
Inside presence, almost non existent from a scoring perspective and still growing defensively.
Point guard play, seems unfocused and without purpose in getting the offense on task. Too many, well I guess I'm mostly open, let's shoot another 3.
This team maybe a much better team at the end of the season than they are now, but at this point, I wonder if anybody knows who this team really is.