Source: Sacramento Bee
The Kings' lack of communication on defense was evident last season when they actually did talk - often after giving up an easy basket.
Improved communication is paramount heading into this season, but coach Keith Smart won't base improvement on how much noise players make on defense.
It will be what they do without talking.
Smart isn't requiring players to just talk on defense; he wants to them to know where to be and to be able to trust each other on the floor.
"I had a chance go to a deaf school one time and watch a basketball practice and the people couldn't talk," Smart said. "So what was most important was, 'Are you where you're supposed to be?' "
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