He really is starting to look like a 2nd round steal..."Defense, that's something I focused on after my sophomore year. I couldn't guard anybody, so I put an emphasis on defense," said Slay, a 6-8 swingman.
Slay showed the results of that other decision he made. And defense is one reason he has impressed the Nets and figures to land a roster spot for a team many project to repeat as Eastern Conference champions.
Coach Byron Scott, who made defense his No. 1 priority from the moment he took the job, concurs.