D'Antoni said Nash is better defensively now than before in Phoenix. I asked D'Antoni how, and he said ...
"Him hounding people, getting through picks and different things. He was a little bit better than they what they always said. Especially as a team defender, he's really good. His understanding of the game is really good. So it was never true that he couldn't defend. Or that we couldn't defend in Phoenix."
D'Antoni continued on to get in his general argument for how his small Suns teams were better defensively than most understood. (It is increasingly apparent that Mitch Kupchak was right about D'Antoni being motivated to prove with the Lakers that he can coach defense.) But D'Antoni got back to Nash's defense and added this interesting note: "He said he has worked on his leg strength in the last couple of years to get better at it, and he has."
puffyusaf#2 wrote:Wait is that the quickest foul in the history of the NBA?
OMG.. A clear path foul? A clear path in 3 seconds? Are you kidding me? WOW... The NBA has gone pathetic.