He relayed the message that boredom with the regular season is a bunch of crap, and that he and his teammates are built for the postseason.
Is there a boredom to the regular season, which might lead to inconsistencies?
I don’t think guys are bored with the regular season. I think it’s a bunch of crap of being bored with it. It’s a process. You have to build up for the playoffs. You have to be consistent in what you do. You don’t just go out here and just be a great shooter. You have to go out there and practice at it and that’s what the regular season is. It’s practicing for the playoffs, developing some consistency and developing a way that you play going into the playoffs so you are sharp and you are ready. Just to be bored with the process, I don’t think you can win that way. We’ve been inconsistent because some of it has been injuries and some of it has been defensive inconsistencies. We’ve been a great defensive team over the last couple years and I think that’s something we have to do better at. We haven’t been as strong as a rebounding team as we have in the past. I think some of that has to do with changing players, some guys getting older and a number of little things like that. Once the playoffs role around where you aren’t traveling as much, you are playing one team and have a chance to scout them over a period of time, that’s where we will be better and more consistent in what we do.
Built for the playoffs, eh? The jury’s still out on that one.