If it has, here are some of the reasons I see... Benching Austin Daye – Daye wasn’t single handedly losing games, though he did contribute more than 20% of the badness anytime he was on the floor. Sitting him down though was a clear coaching move, something I’m not sure I saw from the fresh faced lad before. It send a message to the team and started them on the right road. Knight getting a little cocky – He wasn’t necessarily playing badly earlier in the season, all right, some, but over the past couple of weeks he’s started to show some spunk. He gets fired up when he does something well and that rubs off on everyone else. And that can only have come from confidence. He now believes he can play at a high level in the league. Put some of that on the fresh faced lad too. Rubbing that off on Monroe – Yep, the big guy has caught it too. He’s playing with a lot more fire, and just the smallest trace of bad-ass. I don’t want him to turn into A’m’a’r’e, all false bravado all the time, but he does need to put a little fear into the opposition and he’s starting to do that. Russell – Putting Bynum to the very end of the bench and bringing in Walker D. (and I love it that Blaha only calls him Walker D.) was an inspired move. He brought toughness and team play and a sense of personal responsibility. Very nice pickup. Camaraderie – These guys really do seem to like to play together. They call each other out, but they also pick each other up. It’s nice to see. The new and improved Stuckey – I think one reason Stuckey is playing better, beside being healthy, which helped a lot, is because he’s playing the two spot early. I think he can play the point, but the pressure of always being the guy making decisions took him out of his game some, made him think too much. The game seems to have slowed down for him lately. Even Bengo – In the proper role, Gordon can contribute a lot. With some other healthy guards, he can play that role now.