I just think Carlton needs to be more committed to staying focused the entire time he is on the court.
I think his biggest issue is focus. One sure sign is his inability to GRAB the ball! So many rebounds are right there in front of him and he can’t grab the ball. The ball is like a greased pig. Players don’t just have bad hands. His hands are fine. His ability to stay in deep focus is the problem.
We are a very different team from last year. The ball moves quicker and our offensive aggressiveness is shown in more complex ways. Drives coming from all over the place, etc. So Carlton had to raise his level of focus just to stay even on where he was last year.
It looks like he is slowly catching on to the pace and other factors. Just not sure he can accomplish much in as many as 6 games.
A huge help to his focus is adrenaline. When he came back from his last suspension, he had a monster game. That was adrenaline talking. The adrenaline not only helped his focus but also helped his motor.
So… HOW do we get his adrenaline back up to that level for every game moving forward? Figure that one out and we will benefit bigly.