Tyler Lewis and Jordan Vandenberg are gone. Tyler won’t get burned anymore and Vandy won’t pick up ticky-tack fouls. So that’s addition by subtraction. Cat and Beejay will be getting those minutes (more or less), so who would argue that they’re not better defensively?
If we’re gonna continue to play man-to-man, we need to improve at defending ball screens. IMO, that has been our worst aspect of “team defense”. That, and defending in-bounds plays. We’ve been decent one-on-one and our bigs are decent (if not better) in defending the lane and rim.