Last year, yeah, I burnt guys. I have to try and play Joe differently this year. I look at the Lakers and what they did by getting Ron Artest, and all I can think is that Kobe is going to be a beast this year because he won't have to guard the other team's best player this year. Artest can handle that. Somehow I have to relieve Joe of having to guard point guards. And in that regard hopefully we'll be able to shrink not only his minutes but everybody's minutes and make sure they remain productive and they don't lose anything.
— Mike Woodson speaking to the AJC's Sekou Smith. Ummmm, let's hope Jeff Teague becomes very interested in defense. Other than that, I am not sure who Woodson can stick on the point guard.