What I liked:
Being Vocal- From the top to the bottom everyone the roster has been vocal while playing defense and that helps the team mesh on that side of the court, but what I really took away these first couple days was that the vocal leaders are beginning to step up. Stefhon Hannah has picked up where he left off last season as the leader of the backcourt, and he'll help to ease the growing pains that they'll face as the team starts to take form.
Competition- The close outs were sharp on defensive drills, and the speed was there on the offensive side as well. This bolds well for the team in general and has also translated into the 5-on-5 scrimmages that they have at the end of practices. It's easy to see that they understand there's only 10 spots on this roster and 17 players at training camp.
Stopped thinking- It seems like such a easy thing to do, and some did struggle early on with the drills, but now they're starting to easy into the drills and they're letting their talent do the thinking.
What I didn't like:
Consistency- Coach Bjorkgren touched on the consistancy of the intensity of the practices from day one. At times their going at a hundred miles an hour and others they're a bit lackadaisical. The good thing is that it's an easy fix. Whether it be the conditioning of the players or they might be thinking to much still, things will get better.
Unfamiliar feel- This is real the biggest area of concern. While vocal leaders are stepping up, team chemistry is something that has to be molded and shaped through time together. There are still passes sailing out of bounds and defensive help that should come sooner, so relationships and the harmony of the team is something that will something to watch.
Trying to do to much- It happens at every training camp or tryout. Easy shots are being missed and passes are being bobbled still. The good news is that as the practices go on and they get back into the organized basketball feel these things will fade.