The Toronto Raptors 2015 NBA draft picks Delon Wright and Norman Powell were at their first day of practice for the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas and talked to the Raptors Akil Augustine about their expectations and goals. Not surprisingly, these two fairly mature young guards had a lot to say about defense.
“They brought me here as a defensive guy,” Wright said. “So they expect me to play good defense.
“Every team I’ve played for they expect me to play defense. I’m not really a scoring type of guard.”
“Establish myself on the defensive end,” Powell said. ” My game really builds off of that, the energy and the grit and toughness I bring on the defensive end really fuels everything I do on the court and to know that this team is shifting in that way, being more defensive oriented and locking down guys is what I am willing to show.”
After listening to the Raptors two young guards talk about expectations at Summer League, there should be no mystery about where this team is headed once the regular season starts.