I’ve gotten frustrated with Matthews’ offense a few times here, but I really think it’s worth noting that he’s one of the three main reasons our defense has been as good as it has (along with X and Mo’s growth as a rebounder). Matthews is a solid on-ball defender (probably the best we have 2 through 4), a VERY good help defender, and a pretty solid rebounder. He’s also consistently dropped a few dimes every game.
I agree with what was said above that Charles doesn’t have that swagger that Hardaway had where Tim was just going to shoot through it - Charles seems like a really sweet, quiet kid, very different. BUT, when Tim wasn’t shooting, he lost the script on defense in serious ways - Charles still plays with a fury there.