Portland Trail Blazers head coach Terry Stotts took questions from the media on Blazers Media Day 2018. His main themes from the interview included the following:
- The Blazers will make changes on offense this year.
- Reserve point guards will play a bigger role.
- Some persistent problems remain hard to solve.
Here are some highlights from Twitter.
Stotts: "The disappointing thing for me the last two years is we haven't gotten off to good starts."— David MacKay (@DavidMacKayNBA) September 24, 2018
Terry Stotts mentions potential for new plays, new movement this coming season within Flow scheme.— Dane Delgado (@danegado) September 24, 2018
"For whatever reason, it was difficult to describe why that happened (low assists). Our style of play will be a little less off the dribble more about ball movement this year."- Stotts talking about 30th ranking in assists last year— Danny Marang (@DMarang) September 24, 2018
Terry Stotts on playoff sweeps: "You run the risk of overreacting to defeats and maybe being blinded by victories."— David MacKay (@DavidMacKayNBA) September 24, 2018
Terry Stotts plans to get away from having CJ McCollum serve as the primary ball-handler with bench unit, as he has the last two years. Curry, Baldwin, Turner, Stauskas could fill that role more.— Joe Freeman (@BlazerFreeman) September 24, 2018
"Going to be one of the storylines... the challenging thing for Zach this year is that he'll be matched up with different players this year. It's our responsibility to find out what works best."- Coach Stotts on Zach Collins— Danny Marang (@DMarang) September 24, 2018