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Paul Westphal Talks Tyreke Evans, Sean May and More

The Rise Guys had Paul Westphal on this morning for about 15 minutes. You should be able to hear the interview at later today, but until then some notes from his interview.

  • Tyreke Evans's best quality is that he asserts his will on the court.
  • Jon Brockman is smart, and knows where he's supposed to be.
  • Omri Casspi can be a versatile player, especially considering his size.
  • Positions don't matter as much as they used to; if Sean May can do good things as a center, then he'll play there.
  • Donte Greene is not an "inside" player right now.
  • Westphal is not wed to an up-tempo system -- you have to adapt to the roster you have, be pragmatic. At the same time, he wants players who can run and defend.
  • Defense must be stressed and reinforced constantly, but the staff also needs to set realistic goals for players.

The preseason begins two months from today. Can't wait.