Re: The big stiff
Sloan just wishes he could have kept Fesenko on the floor a little longer.
When Fesenko came off the floor, he was obviously winded as he sat down on the bench.
“He got tired,” Sloan said. “That’s what we tell him. You should be able to play 48 minutes. That’s the way the game is set up and that’s what you should condition yourself for.”
If Fesenko was in top shape, Sloan said, he could “ … stay out there longer and have more of a chance to have success.”
Besides conditioning, Fesenko’s has also struggled with free-throw shooting.
He made 1 of 2 against Dallas, meaning he improved to 3 of 15 for the season.
“He’s got to make his free throws — learn how to make his free throws — because right now other teams don’t care if they foul him,” Sloan said.