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One of the issues with Roddy is that the perception of him as an entertainer versus the reality of...

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One of the issues with Roddy is that the perception of him as an entertainer versus the reality of him as a competitor. What we need is Roddy the competitor, and what you guys love is Roddy the entertainer. What wins is Roddy the competitor. He’s made strides. … His general sort of nature as a guy, he’s a very nice kid, he’s a laid back kid, but you can’t be nice and laid back when you’re playing in the NBA . Last night [against Utah], he played nasty. He was into it with Earl Watson and all those guys. He was up all into their crap and he played the heck out of it. So finding that edge and being able to ignite that edge on a nightly basis, that’s what it’s all about. Do I believe he can do it? Absolutely. The other thing that’s helping is that his teammates are helping reinforce this by getting on him when he doesn’t do it and by praising him when he does. We wouldn’t have won that game last night without him, I think that’s pretty clear. But we need him to do that every game. He can do it and I believe he’s on a track to be more and more consistent.

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