Hollins: I Want to See Aggresive Play From Lopez

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Given (Brook) Lopez’s deficiencies and (Grizzlies Coach Lionel) Hollins’ penchant for speaking his mind publicly, there was going to produce some fireworks. That was evident a week into training camp, when Hollins called out Lopez for throwing lackadaisical passes, and then said he expected to see growth from Lopez.

“Making Brook a better basketball player is a priority,” Hollins said after that practice. “Being tougher, being more aggressive, thinking that every time the play is for him, but also being a guy that’s passing the ball to his open teammates.

“Just being more aggressive, being tougher, rebounding better … just being a force in the paint. When you’re 7-foot, 260, I’d like for him to be a force, but I would like all of our big guys to play tougher, more aggressive.”

via Tim Bontemps of the New York Post

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