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Comment 21 Feb 2018

Should be interesting. With Burrow getting injured and Tate and absolute lock to be re-shirted Haskins got the back-up gig by default. Doesn't mean he won't earn the starting gig this spring but I'd expect it's going to be a much tougher task then most people think.

Wildcard is AWLAYS leadership. Plenty of ultra talented kids in any sport for whatever reason the team doesn't rally behind and vice versa with guys who don't have all the natural ability but teams follow to the end. On the field is what should matter the most but Haskins sure did show a lot of leadership off the field as a backup..

Don't want a rotation so here's hoping one guy wins the job!

Go Bucks!

Comment 19 Feb 2018

You don't need a 4th official in basketball.. you just need 3 officials you call what they see and not what they think happened. Only sport where the whistle blows so often from a dude who has no line of sight of the play. Easily the worst officiating is basketball from the big 4 ( basketball, baseball, hockey and football). Football and hockey typically do a good job and baseball at least tends to be "fair".. like if the guy has an awful strike zone it tends to be awful the whole game..

Beat Rutgers!

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Comment 18 Feb 2018

yeah, I get the walking boot but my point was last handful of games and not just today. One of the first things to go when a big man gets tired his is FG percentage.

Last 4 games... 11-26 from the field..

Previous 4 games 17-22 from the field

When your big man is going 11-26 from the field pretty much in the paint he's TIRED.. 

And I agree about Potter that maybe there is another reason.... but again that's coaching. If the coach puts you in the game you have to be a part of the game flow. Young passing on open looks because he's probably perceiving some sort of pecking order doesn't do anyone any good. You end up eating down the shot clock and getting worse looks. 

Comment 18 Feb 2018

This is when Coaching is so important. Wesson looks like he has hit the freshman wall... hard... and for most of the season the team seemed to just play basketball and they let KBD be the star of the team within the game flow. You could see it early in the PSU game where it went from a team game to just standing around and waiting for KBD to bail them out. Just leads to poor shots, shots late in the shot clock and poor basketball. Plenty of time to snap out of the funk. First thing I'd do is either go small or maybe bring Wesson off the bench with Potter. That's not an indictment of Wesson just that history has shown when dudes hit the freshman wall it rarely ever gets better until they get a little time off and bust through the wall.. 

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Comment 15 Feb 2018

I think we'll be fine. The B10 is just like basketball as a whole this season. There isn't a "special" team and anyone can get anyone on any night. Having said that they can't stand around waiting for KBD to save them. KBD was BAD for most of the game and in a blink of an eye the game got out of hand. Zero response after getting hit in the mouth... 

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Comment 15 Feb 2018

Never got off the bus. It happens... Don't buy the bad match-up thing. That was like watching the Oklahoma football game all over again. Penn State is going to drive and dish to the 3 point line and when guys decide to not do their job and try to help out you just end up with wide open looks. Same problem is the first game when we played them. Too many dudes over-helping...  Would have liked to see more zone when it was obvious they were breaking us down when we were in man d but not sure that even helps. PSU shot lights out. Tip of the cap to them....

Bigger concern imo was after they punched us in the mouth most of the team just stood around waiting for KBD to bail us out. If guys like Dakich, Wesson, Young, Jallow etc are going to get wide open looks with no one around them they have to shoot. Just makes KDBs job so much harder when other people don't shoot. And it was double down bad because when those guys didn't shoot we ended up getting worse shots late in the shot clock or KDB ended up forcing a bad shot.

Should be a real eye-opener and learning experience for March Madness.... 

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Comment 13 Feb 2018

NBA teams are going to have a major salary crunch next year and potentially moving forward. Already have seen a guy like Lou Williams take a deal worth WAY less than he would have been paid the past few years because the money won't be out there for contracts next season. Point being unless LeBron is going to take a MASSIVE pay cut or some team is going to shred the roster I just don't see many places he could actually go and that make sense. Let's say he can make the same money on the Cavs as he could on the Lakers. Why would he go to the Lakers? West is beast and that team isn't close.  I don't know how a team like the Rockets could afford him and keep that roster. Philly is a better version of the Lakers. Bunch of young dudes with zero playoff experience... and still not sure how LeBron and Simmons make sense on the same team.. People have said San Antonio but they tried to move Aldridge and there are reports Leonard might want out because they can't attract free agents... I'm just not sure there's a better option than Cleveland... and the moves Cleveland made make it an even better option.. 

LeBron can resign in Cleveland and they can hope BKN keeps losing and that pick becomes gold...

Comment 12 Feb 2018

He said opposing coaches so not necessarily all B10 but I don't think that's a shock. I assume they just meant environment. It's always been a reactive crowd so a dunk, block, steal, 3 pointer etc gets a cheer but there are times when it's quiet in there. You don't get the non-stop noise like you do in some gyms. It's been beaten to death but clearly some of that is the actual gym but OSU fans and even more so with the basketball fans tend to be a quiet bunch. Obviously it gets kicked up several notches when someone  like Duke comes in but game to game that's not a imposing environment.

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Comment 12 Feb 2018

I have mixed selfish feelings about Wesson getting into better shape. I think if he was in shape with the right kind of muscle to finish around the hoop he could very easily be a one and done. But he's not that guy yet.  Getting way too many two free throws instead of and ones and bulking up and being able to power through the defender will make that happen... but if he just kind of stays in ok shape he may be here awhile which is a good thing...as I said.. selfish..

Curious to hear what the Williams update is going to be... sure seemed like a missed class or two but as it's dragged on makes you wonder..

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Comment 11 Feb 2018

Couple of thoughts..

need to see them play a few more games before making judgement. Still think even before the deals with an engaged LeBron the Cavs are a horrible match-up for the Celtics because no one can guard LeBron... 

LeBron CLEARLY played possum the past couple of weeks and forced ownership to make some deals.

Cavs are so long on defense and a guy like George Hill is such a HUGE upgrade on defense over Thomas. 

Clarkson and Hood can score/shoot and Nance is a HUGE upgrade on the offensive end over Thompson. Kevin Love has to be licking his chops. They can now space the floor again...

Can't wait for the Cavs Rockets finals part 1... should be fun!

GO CAVS!

Comment 10 Feb 2018

Ceiling for this team is amazing. Literally missed like a dozen shots from inside 3 feet and still win by almost 20.

So happy to see guys like Jackson and Andre Wesson make the jump year to year. Jackson providing so much more offense than I could have imagined and Wesson playing great d and showing some real nice passing ability as he's received more playing time.

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Comment 08 Feb 2018

I think the thinking will be the market is going to awful for free agents and DJ will be forced to opt in so they just punted moving him a season..

Comment 08 Feb 2018

Yikes, rumors IT was a cancer in the lock-room and judging from his agents text that the Lakers either need to buyout or start IT because HE WON'T COME OFF THE BENCH... tells me all I need to know.... no team needs a dude like that going all me first..

Comment 08 Feb 2018

Lots of rumors that Crowder and Thomas were cancers in the locker room.. at the very least this made things better which should be more appealing for LeBron next year...

Plus money is going to be tight around the league next year. Unless LeBron wants to take a paycut not a lot of places he could play..

Still think they need to dump JR Smith and TT.. they may be good clubhouse guys but they both look OLD out there..

Comment 08 Feb 2018

Biggest question I have is... is Tuf too slow to cover guys in pass coverage? or did he just get lost in pass coverage? maybe a combination of both?? You can work on getting lost but speed isn't going to get better...

Just have a hard time believing our starting MLB won't be on the field in passing downs as we saw at the end of the season..

Here's hoping either Tuf is learning to cover in pass coverage or Browning comes in and flat out wins the gig..

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Comment 08 Feb 2018

My point was how does he go to $250K.... there are 400 assistant coaches making $250K or more....  he's making less and not coaching.... it doesn't make any sense unless he burned some bridges we don't know about... 

Comment 08 Feb 2018

They moved a hundred dudes and still have probably the worst guy on the roster in JR Smith. And they still need a center..

Tick Tock..

Comment 08 Feb 2018

Got a text from a buddy who roots for the team up north.... couldn't stop laughing...

"dude, seriously, as in not a joke... I think some of your preferred walk-ons are higher ranked than the guys we are putting on scholarship"... 

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Comment 07 Feb 2018

This doesn't make any sense. Unless he's really burned some bridges behind the scenes how on earth does a guy with his experience sink down to $250k? That's not even top 400 assistant coach pay.... TOP 400...  Not to mention the team up North has 3 of the top 10 paid assistant coaches all over 1M per year...

This does NOT pass the smell test....