I think the poster was referring to the minutes AD, BA and DD played.What bench? Wolf was the bench. Bradley, Giffey and Boatright were all out.
The word poor is relative. He played poorly, imo, on the defensive end relative to the way I observed his playing in the two exhibition games. And I'm speculating he played poorly on the defensive end relative to what JC thinks is good defense, which is why he didn't get more minutes.He had 3 blocks. Couldn't have been that poor!
The box score is a starting off point. As you point out there are other things to defense and offense that get overlooked.True, blocked shots does not mean great defense. I believe Donyell was BE defensive POY and he always played matador defense.