Chris Copeland?s reaction to Mike Woodson saying he isn?t practicing hard enough or committing to defense was
professional and mature. Copeland is 28 and a veteran of playing overseas.
?I?m a rookie,? Copeland said. ?I have a lot to learn and he's always on me about getting better. That's important. It?s still my first year. I still have a lot to learn, for sure.?
Copeland said he believes some of what Woodson said about why he didn?t play in Boston was to motivate him.
?I think so,? Copeland said. ?He's a great coach. He's been around the game forever, he knows what he's talking about. He's trying to push me in different ways but at the end of the day we have a really deep team and we have a lot of guys that can play.?
Hope that Cope will use this as motivation and improve his level of defense. The dude has offense coming out of his ears if he can start to lock down other SF's he's gonna be one of the top rookies this year.