If you remember back to 2007 you’d remember that Richard was putting up absurd defensive numbers including a 12 block game at home against Strong Island. So what the hell happend?
Early in the season I wrote this entry praising him and I don’t think anyone would disagree with my comments back the.
In 2007 he averaged about 4.7 blocks per game, in 2008 he’s down to 1.3 bpg. I still think he’s a great player, but something has changed – I just don’t know what it is. Crookshank has emerged as a dominant force on both ends of the floor, constant line up changes have occurred, and Lewis started experimenting with new defensive schemes. His body may also just be wearing down. Anyone have any thoughts on his massive slide in defensive productivity?
My own theory is just that it’s not as fun as it was at the begining of the season for him. The team doesn’t have the same energy and upbeat feel to it that it had in December, annd for an energy guy like Richard I think that that takes its toll.
It’d also be unfair to comment on this without pointing out that Halifax is 2-9 in 2008. And here I was predicting that