Blake Griffin, Coach Del Negro Disagree
Los Angeles Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro believes his team’s defense will get better over the final 13 games of the season, although his reasoning is based largely on how poor their defense has been of late.
“I don’t think it can get any worse, so let’s look on the bright side,” Del Negro said after practice Friday. “Let’s flip it around. Glass is half full, right?”
Clippers forward Blake Griffin disagreed with Del Negro.
“It depends on our defensive strategy and our defensive principles for that game,” Griffin said. “We switch them every single game. I don’t see that, no, but I’m biased.”
Griffin, however, did think the Clippers had the ability to turn around their defense before the playoffs begin next month.
“Our main focus of practice and our theme of practice has been defensively making sure we’re executing our game plan,” Griffin said. “Because like I said, we switch it up every game, depending on who we’re playing and who has the ball and who’s a threat for them.”