"You have to watch it closer," Kilicli said. "Most of the time if you know the guys, you know what they're going to do. You don't have to really watch what's going to happen. With this team, so far I have to watch a little bit more what everyone else is going to do. We don't know each other that well, but that's getting better."
His trouble is visible in the box scores. His frustration is clear when he comes out of the game after two fouls in 2:15 and then stands along the bench the rest of the first half. Huggins sees it in other ways, too.
"Truth be known, we haven't passed the ball to him as well as we need to pass him the ball," Huggins said.
Kilicli has only taken more than eight shots once this season, but when Kilicli gets the ball Huggins sees a talented player muting his abilities.
"He does have a right hand," Huggins said, "and actually he's pretty good with it."
Kilicli is right-handed, but takes many of his shots with his left hand. He makes strong moves to the right and his left-handed hook and post shots are more accurate and have more range. Teams try to keep Kilicli from getting set up for that shot and from going right, but Kilicli still makes the move and takes the shot.
He and Huggins want more right-handed shots so he's harder to defend.
"I think a lot of times when you get pressure, you revert back to what you think you do best," Huggins said.
Kilicli, who doesn't always match opinions with Huggins, can't help but agree.
"It's a split-second thing in the post," he said. "You either turn right or turn left. Once I get more comfortable turning (left) more, I won't be as predictable as Huggs says."
It's coming, though, and the week off and the sudden emphasis suggests it may be soon, which would give opponents trouble. Kilicli even said he's tracked his shots and said he's scoring just as regularly with his right hand as he was in the past.
It's just not what opponents think of first and Huggins says that has to change. If Kilicli trusts certain skills Huggins knows he has, then it changes the way teams guard him and creates better scoring opportunities.
"He uses his right hand and it's terrific in practice," Huggins said. "He's very capable of backing out and making jump shots. He's certainly capable of going over his left shoulder and making shots. He's very capable of that. But he just has to do it."
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