He still is - most of the time -- being allowed to play his natural stretch 4 position. I think the fact that he doesn't have all the guys who left last year to garner the opponents' focus has hurt his confidence.Sam is a stretch 4. Guess what? He isn't a guy that is comfortable inside, period. You are also seeing a guy with zero confidence attempt to play. Last year, you saw some solid defensive performances from him, but it was inconsistent. This year, he looks like a completely different player, because his role has changed to something he has no understanding of.