Now that the league is about entertainment to bring in people with money to just come and drink wine and hardly watch the game like a bloody concert it is getting harder for traditional ballers who play the game as intended. You can not guard a player who can take that extra step to gain the advantage and body you and gets the foul on you. You can not guard the elbows, the pushes, the shoulders, the floppers, the actors and it goes on for entertainment sake. It only serves the showman players in offence and in defence they are grabbing, pulling, shoving and you can not offend against that unless you change and break the rules of the game. Adelaide has always tried to play entertaining basketball by playing smart, great ball movement and fast transition going to the basket and not living by the three. Think about those great games they have put in for a minute and the entertainment was unbelievable but the refs were the right ones and the opposition were either another more purist form of basketball teams or the refs controlled the boundaries of the game and reigned in the opposition taking the piss out of the game. They were also games that weren't all about the 3. I'm sick of the 3 bejng such a focus. Its boring ! I want to see players run, some great handles, some slick moves to the basket, crazy passes and loads of blocks and rejections and some sky high rebounds.. DJ can play that game but he is also playing alone. He plays better when he has a buddy on court to take the pressure off, Its his nature and thats okay. Thats what makes him such a great player, a purist of the game. With no big red and no Matty to run with him the expectation is high and we should all back off and let this young man who is loyal to this club just play the way that we respect win or lose. It is not his fault the game is changing for entertainment and sports betting for the wealthy to gain control. He does not control the team around him either. He needs a BJ to box out and beast under the basket. He needs a fit second tall or runner like Motum last year. Other bigs in the league have those around them. This year DJ has Ebi, not a big enough runner and athlete any more, and Waxy although doing a great job is no BJ under the basket. And Matt has had less time and less clever use than Schensh. Lets support DJ and hope the management team can pull their heads out and find the right partnership for DJ and keep him here playing the game the way that it should be played with the support he needs. I for one have rethought it all and it is team balance that's the issue and it is falling on DJ and shouldn't be. Shame on Joey for that article. That is not the way to get the best from DJ and he should know it.