1. Ashley hasn't lost his shooting touch but he's still working towards the same footwork, defensive pressure and overall quickness that he had prior to his season ending injury last year. Apparently he is ahead of the curve in comparison to where team doctors and staff projected he would be towards the end of last season.
2. I have to see this one to believe it but Zeus has apparently made the off-season improvements necessary for a big season (doesn't this sound like last year?). He is much more attentive on the glass and doesn't mishandle the ball as often with his small hands.
We're in for a big season no matter what but one or both of the above could be the icing on the cake.