Originally Posted by KC_Connection
He loses his man on about half of his defensive possessions instead of all of them. I guess that's progress.
I could get into an entire advanced statistics spiel on just how bad Tharpe has been this season (his dismal 9.1 PER, 40% TS, and 37% eFG would enter into that) or I could just point to the fact that Self has been trying out Kevin Young (!) as a backup PG in practice because of just how poorly Tharpe has played. But neither would be as effective in proving my point about him as just watching Tharpe play the game of basketball.
Self is just trying to motivate him to play better. He hasn't been great, but he has potential.