Yes the Hornets played with a nice supply of passion last season,and I have made a note to myself to observe how the younger players will make the transition to playing harder for a longer period of time.( i make the same note every year)
a- Learning to defend in a league where the intensity requirements will require a heavier energy dose.
b-How long will the the defensive load hamper their offensive performance?
One of the rewarding aspects of the game is seeing a young player make the adjustment,and watching him evolve as he gains a further understanding of combining the mental with the physical.
You can see it emerge,as their body language tell s you, " I'm starting to get this"