It takes more than being just an athlete, big, or a good shooter to be a consistently good player in the paint and the team is learning that the hard way after having eight years of glory with an All-Star.
Desert Dirt: Takes, opinions and columns
The transition has been tougher for one lottery pick this year more than any other and he is still working to get better, despite his critics. Some of those critics are in high places with opinions that matter more than others.
Over the course of the three game winning streak there has been a dynamic to the offense that was not there during the seven game slide. One is the reality and the other is the anomaly, which one has consistency is up to the team.
It looks more and more likely that two NFC playoff teams will come from the NFC West.