When Tom Thibodeau put Tony Snell in the starting line up, he had no idea what he was going to get out of him. Well, he is surely impressed with the way Snell has performed since the lineup change.
The rookie scored 13 points during the Bulls’win on Wednesday against the Utah Jazz, and Thibodeau had much to say on Snell. According to ESPN,
“The best thing about him is how serious he is,” Thibodeau said. “Even when he wasn’t playing, his getting ready to play when he wasn’t playing told me how serious he was. The questions he asked, on game days at home he just stayed in the arena. He’s there all the time. Those type of guys — when they get opportunities they’re ready, and they usually take advantage. He’s done a great job, he’s got to continue to work, which I know he will because of the type of person he is.”
“But the thing that I like is he’s playing all areas of the game,” Thibodeau continued. “He’s playing defense, he’s passing the ball, he’s making shots. He’s doing a lot of things and he’s never satisfied. The first part when a guy comes in you want his attitude and approach to be right, and he’s had that from Day 1. So we’re pleased with that, and we got to continue to improve as a team.”
It will be interesting to see how Snell plays going forward. How do you think he’ll fit into the Bull line up? Leave a comment below.