Originally posted on Red's Army  |  Last updated 1/13/13
Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. Avery has been tremendous. One, he brings defensive intensity that is very contagious. I mean, it just feeds through the team. We love the way he plays. He’s young. He’s athletic. He has a nose for the ball defensively. Defense has been the difference in this five-game win streak. We found our identity. We struggled to find our identity early in the year. We knew what we wanted it to be, but to actually make it happen out on the court it took for Avery to come back for us to really say, “OK, we’re a defensive team first and we’re opportunistic with our defense where we can get easy baskets offensively.” I think that’s been the biggest difference in our wins and losses. Another difference is our bench is intact. It’s how we envisioned it from day one with myself, [Jared] Sullinger, Jeff Green and Courtney Lee. We spent all
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