Everything Rick Barnes said to preview the Battle 4 Atlantis

Barnes on if he expects Uros Plavsic To be available for the Butler game and what he needs to see more of from the post players offensively:

“Yeah, he’ll be back. We’re getting ready to work out here in a little it. He’s only had one workout since the game at Colorado when he turned his ankle. But he’ll be back here. He’ll go today.

“I think our post guys, the more they can touch the ball, at certain times I think it will help all of them do that. But what we need to see out of those guys more consistently than anything is the fact that we know defensively they’re going to do their job and rebound the basketball. When it comes in there, we expect them to make good plays. And we do need them to score some. There’s no doubt about that. But Josiah mentioned it, the more they get it, the more I think they’ll know how to make the right read. Because there are going to be games, and there already has, where Colorado went to a double team against them because we were able to post guys. We do have guys that can score it. So it goes back to consistency. What can we get night in and night out and know what we’re going to get night in and night out. And what we need is the great defensive effort, guys that will run the floor, do their job that way, and rebound the basketball on both ends.”

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