Re: The Delfino project Or that rookies and players without any NBA experience are held to a different standard than a four year vet who played in all 82 for Seattle one year and 76 games for Cleveland last year. Flip isn't exactly my favorite player either (nor my favorite coach for that matter), but Joe D did bring him in based on how he saw him playing over the past couple of years. And that earns him some leeway. As for Delfino, I do agree that he is strongest right now (and maybe forever) at defense, rebounding, moving the ball, etc. and not at scoring. However, that he was been put into the game in crunch time the last couple because the coaching staff trusts him to play strong defense and not make mistakes with the ball seems like some real progress.