This is a very fair take. He still has some bad habits which I think is surprising at 26, but he also just started playing on a winning team three years ago.I think when he’s on the court book is a really emotional guy. It can cut both ways with him. When he’s cruising that emotion lifts the entire team. But we’ve seen dumb emotional book get into shoot outs, or run back and take a dumb a foul after he doesnt get a call at the other end.
And I think he gets too amped for elimination games. He’s tightly wound and maybe gets too tight for these moments. And it spirals in on itself when no one else is seemingly stepping up.
Whoever the next coach is has to continue to work with him on that. He’s not a perfect player but it’s not like Book just didn’t try or care. He just didn’t shoot well.
We kinda have a team of front runners…when things go well, we excel. When we miss shots, I think it festers into mistakes. This team still has some bad habits and that has to change if we’re gonna win a championship.