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(08-10-2019 12:01 AM)rssumme Wrote:  
(08-09-2019 11:35 PM)WiseMan Wrote:  
(08-09-2019 07:18 PM)rssumme Wrote:  
(08-09-2019 05:30 PM)WiseMan Wrote:  Are you saying Lomax will be “massive” at the beginning of the season? I had expressed my concerns about not recruiting a true PURE PG but who can argue with not only the best recruiting class in the country but also the most balanced if you consider Boogie a PG which most everyone does.

This statement by Cody bothers me in regards to several areas of our team. It generally has been assumed that Boogie would start at point and was capable of running both transition and half court offense.

It has also generally said that Penny wants to pay position less basketball and the perimeter players would be somewhat interchangeable; along with Alo playing off the bench (again generally assumed here and by most social media basketball types).

So in view of those generally accepted assumptions balanced against Cody’s statement regarding Alo brings up a number of concerns to me-if true then:

Boogie must be underperforming in running the team.
Our other perimeter guys are not as position less as some thought
How could Alo be massive when you have the likes of Wiseman, Precious, DJ, Lester and our other talented players?

Or Cody has completely misread this team.

Derrick rose was the best PG we have had in the modern era. He didn’t quite get the PG role until late January of 2008. Give them a chance to develop. Alo May very well be our best option early.

That is a common misconception. DRose was a straight to NBA PG talent and could have contended for NBA ROY without playing one minute of college basketball. He deferred to grown men early. Cal told him that he had to do that if he wanted to be a NBA ready player and DRose bought it.

He has alluded to it in several interviews since

Link one interview where he alluded to that.

There is this new thing called Google.
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(08-10-2019 10:54 AM)memtigbb Wrote:  
(08-10-2019 12:01 AM)rssumme Wrote:  
(08-09-2019 11:35 PM)WiseMan Wrote:  
(08-09-2019 07:18 PM)rssumme Wrote:  
(08-09-2019 05:30 PM)WiseMan Wrote:  Are you saying Lomax will be “massive” at the beginning of the season? I had expressed my concerns about not recruiting a true PURE PG but who can argue with not only the best recruiting class in the country but also the most balanced if you consider Boogie a PG which most everyone does.

This statement by Cody bothers me in regards to several areas of our team. It generally has been assumed that Boogie would start at point and was capable of running both transition and half court offense.

It has also generally said that Penny wants to pay position less basketball and the perimeter players would be somewhat interchangeable; along with Alo playing off the bench (again generally assumed here and by most social media basketball types).

So in view of those generally accepted assumptions balanced against Cody’s statement regarding Alo brings up a number of concerns to me-if true then:

Boogie must be underperforming in running the team.
Our other perimeter guys are not as position less as some thought
How could Alo be massive when you have the likes of Wiseman, Precious, DJ, Lester and our other talented players?

Or Cody has completely misread this team.

Derrick rose was the best PG we have had in the modern era. He didn’t quite get the PG role until late January of 2008. Give them a chance to develop. Alo May very well be our best option early.

That is a common misconception. DRose was a straight to NBA PG talent and could have contended for NBA ROY without playing one minute of college basketball. He deferred to grown men early. Cal told him that he had to do that if he wanted to be a NBA ready player and DRose bought it.

He has alluded to it in several interviews since

Link one interview where he alluded to that.

I remember it to be exactly the opposite. Rose deferred too much and Cal was telling him to stop.

When I say early maybe November ish. Cal only got on him when we needed him to take over.
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(08-10-2019 11:02 AM)WiseMan Wrote:  
(08-10-2019 12:01 AM)rssumme Wrote:  
(08-09-2019 11:35 PM)WiseMan Wrote:  
(08-09-2019 07:18 PM)rssumme Wrote:  
(08-09-2019 05:30 PM)WiseMan Wrote:  Are you saying Lomax will be “massive” at the beginning of the season? I had expressed my concerns about not recruiting a true PURE PG but who can argue with not only the best recruiting class in the country but also the most balanced if you consider Boogie a PG which most everyone does.

This statement by Cody bothers me in regards to several areas of our team. It generally has been assumed that Boogie would start at point and was capable of running both transition and half court offense.

It has also generally said that Penny wants to pay position less basketball and the perimeter players would be somewhat interchangeable; along with Alo playing off the bench (again generally assumed here and by most social media basketball types).

So in view of those generally accepted assumptions balanced against Cody’s statement regarding Alo brings up a number of concerns to me-if true then:

Boogie must be underperforming in running the team.
Our other perimeter guys are not as position less as some thought
How could Alo be massive when you have the likes of Wiseman, Precious, DJ, Lester and our other talented players?

Or Cody has completely misread this team.

Derrick rose was the best PG we have had in the modern era. He didn’t quite get the PG role until late January of 2008. Give them a chance to develop. Alo May very well be our best option early.

That is a common misconception. DRose was a straight to NBA PG talent and could have contended for NBA ROY without playing one minute of college basketball. He deferred to grown men early. Cal told him that he had to do that if he wanted to be a NBA ready player and DRose bought it.

He has alluded to it in several interviews since

Link one interview where he alluded to that.

There is this new thing called Google.

There is this old thing called regardless of which ID you happen to be using, when you are called out for saying something dumb and fact free, you are never able to back it up, and make stupider posts like this one.
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(08-10-2019 10:54 AM)memtigbb Wrote:  
(08-10-2019 12:01 AM)rssumme Wrote:  
(08-09-2019 11:35 PM)WiseMan Wrote:  
(08-09-2019 07:18 PM)rssumme Wrote:  
(08-09-2019 05:30 PM)WiseMan Wrote:  Are you saying Lomax will be “massive” at the beginning of the season? I had expressed my concerns about not recruiting a true PURE PG but who can argue with not only the best recruiting class in the country but also the most balanced if you consider Boogie a PG which most everyone does.

This statement by Cody bothers me in regards to several areas of our team. It generally has been assumed that Boogie would start at point and was capable of running both transition and half court offense.

It has also generally said that Penny wants to pay position less basketball and the perimeter players would be somewhat interchangeable; along with Alo playing off the bench (again generally assumed here and by most social media basketball types).

So in view of those generally accepted assumptions balanced against Cody’s statement regarding Alo brings up a number of concerns to me-if true then:

Boogie must be underperforming in running the team.
Our other perimeter guys are not as position less as some thought
How could Alo be massive when you have the likes of Wiseman, Precious, DJ, Lester and our other talented players?

Or Cody has completely misread this team.

Derrick rose was the best PG we have had in the modern era. He didn’t quite get the PG role until late January of 2008. Give them a chance to develop. Alo May very well be our best option early.

That is a common misconception. DRose was a straight to NBA PG talent and could have contended for NBA ROY without playing one minute of college basketball. He deferred to grown men early. Cal told him that he had to do that if he wanted to be a NBA ready player and DRose bought it.

He has alluded to it in several interviews since

Link one interview where he alluded to that.

I remember it to be exactly the opposite. Rose deferred too much and Cal was telling him to stop.
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Derrick Rose was not the leader of that team.
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I’ve heard that Baugh will see lots of time at the point. And Boogie at the 2.

Gonna see lots of this lineup early from what I’ve heard

Baugh
Boogie
DJ
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Leadership translates to other things than basketball. It is obvious from watching last season that Alex possesses those skills. Leadership has nothing to do with three point percentage.

Leadership is transferable. Coaching is as well. Tippett was a successful golf coach at ECS. I can’t imagine Ganong not being equally perfectionistic and demanding coaching volleyball as she was with dance. Liles and Mazzone would have been successful football and baseball coaches (sports they actually played in college).
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(08-09-2019 11:30 PM)WiseMan Wrote:  
(08-09-2019 06:49 PM)tigernole79 Wrote:  
(08-09-2019 05:30 PM)WiseMan Wrote:  Are you saying Lomax will be “massive” at the beginning of the season? I had expressed my concerns about not recruiting a true PURE PG but who can argue with not only the best recruiting class in the country but also the most balanced if you consider Boogie a PG which most everyone does.

This statement by Cody bothers me in regards to several areas of our team. It generally has been assumed that Boogie would start at point and was capable of running both transition and half court offense.

It has also generally said that Penny wants to pay position less basketball and the perimeter players would be somewhat interchangeable; along with Alo playing off the bench (again generally assumed here and by most social media basketball types).

So in view of those generally accepted assumptions balanced against Cody’s statement regarding Alo brings up a number of concerns to me-if true then:

Boogie must be underperforming in running the team.
Our other perimeter guys are not as position less as some thought
How could Alo be massive when you have the likes of Wiseman, Precious, DJ, Lester and our other talented players?

Or Cody has completely misread this team.

Wait.... so, an Ivy league educated, former pro ball player and coach with NBA experience, doesn't share your negative view of ALo and HE'S the one that's wrong!?!!

That is absolutely classic! 03-lmfao

Enlighten me. What is the correlation between Ivy League education and basketball coaching success?

Did you not read the part that he played pro ball and coached in the NBA?!! Ivy league tends to mean you are at least decently intelligent, especially if you aren't related to a political leader or someone really rich.
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(08-10-2019 01:16 PM)uskjtc02 Wrote:  I’ve heard that Baugh will see lots of time at the point. And Boogie at the 2.

Gonna see lots of this lineup early from what I’ve heard

Baugh
Boogie
DJ
Precious
James

Without having gone through even fall practice, I know this can’t be true or, if it is, is a pure coincidence.
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(08-10-2019 01:56 PM)tigernole79 Wrote:  
(08-09-2019 11:30 PM)WiseMan Wrote:  
(08-09-2019 06:49 PM)tigernole79 Wrote:  
(08-09-2019 05:30 PM)WiseMan Wrote:  Are you saying Lomax will be “massive” at the beginning of the season? I had expressed my concerns about not recruiting a true PURE PG but who can argue with not only the best recruiting class in the country but also the most balanced if you consider Boogie a PG which most everyone does.

This statement by Cody bothers me in regards to several areas of our team. It generally has been assumed that Boogie would start at point and was capable of running both transition and half court offense.

It has also generally said that Penny wants to pay position less basketball and the perimeter players would be somewhat interchangeable; along with Alo playing off the bench (again generally assumed here and by most social media basketball types).

So in view of those generally accepted assumptions balanced against Cody’s statement regarding Alo brings up a number of concerns to me-if true then:

Boogie must be underperforming in running the team.
Our other perimeter guys are not as position less as some thought
How could Alo be massive when you have the likes of Wiseman, Precious, DJ, Lester and our other talented players?

Or Cody has completely misread this team.

Wait.... so, an Ivy league educated, former pro ball player and coach with NBA experience, doesn't share your negative view of ALo and HE'S the one that's wrong!?!!

That is absolutely classic! 03-lmfao

Enlighten me. What is the correlation between Ivy League education and basketball coaching success?

Did you not read the part that he played pro ball and coached in the NBA?!! Ivy league tends to mean you are at least decently intelligent, especially if you aren't related to a political leader or someone really rich.

Some correlate to success but Ivy League education doesn’t and you won’t admit l it.
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(08-10-2019 01:22 PM)micman Wrote:  Leadership translates to other things than basketball. It is obvious from watching last season that Alex possesses those skills. Leadership has nothing to do with three point percentage.

Leadership is transferable. Coaching is as well. Tippett was a successful golf coach at ECS. I can’t imagine Ganong not being equally perfectionistic and demanding coaching volleyball as she was with dance. Liles and Mazzone would have been successful football and baseball coaches (sports they actually played in college).

Very thin argument
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(08-10-2019 01:59 PM)WiseMan Wrote:  
(08-10-2019 01:16 PM)uskjtc02 Wrote:  I’ve heard that Baugh will see lots of time at the point. And Boogie at the 2.

Gonna see lots of this lineup early from what I’ve heard

Baugh
Boogie
DJ
Precious
James

Without having gone through even fall practice, I know this can’t be true or, if it is, is a pure coincidence.

GP mentioned this as the probable starting lineup on his show the other day. I was surprised to hear Baugh over Quinones.
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(08-10-2019 01:07 PM)micman Wrote:  Derrick Rose was not the leader of that team.

I didn’t say he was the leader (if you are replying to me) but that he took over some games when needed.
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(08-10-2019 02:02 PM)WiseMan Wrote:  
(08-10-2019 01:22 PM)micman Wrote:  Leadership translates to other things than basketball. It is obvious from watching last season that Alex possesses those skills. Leadership has nothing to do with three point percentage.

Leadership is transferable. Coaching is as well. Tippett was a successful golf coach at ECS. I can’t imagine Ganong not being equally perfectionistic and demanding coaching volleyball as she was with dance. Liles and Mazzone would have been successful football and baseball coaches (sports they actually played in college).

Very thin argument

I only follow 2 teams: GT and U of M. GT only claims 4 national titles in any of their sports. They happen to all be in football. John Heisman was the coach for one of those—he coached 2 or 3 other sports also.

Memphis claims over 42 that I can think of off hand; the 35 that Liles, Ganong, and Mazzone coached, 3 in coed cheerleading, 2 additional Pom-pon, at least 1 all girls cheer, 1 handball prior to Mazzone, and whatever the rifle team has done.

I am making an analogy between leadership and coaching—that lots of business theorists make. You are suggesting that the coaching skill set of the winningest coaches in Memphis history would not translate to other sports? You’ve obviously never been around Liles and Mazzone.
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(08-09-2019 09:59 PM)finch vanilla Wrote:  
(08-09-2019 09:19 PM)mapdude Wrote:  I read through this entire friggin thread and there is no link to the interview?!?!?!

It's in the first post.

https://redirect.viglink.com/?format=go&...-o%2Fembed

Now I see it. Apparently OP does not know how to embed a link. Thanks
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(08-10-2019 02:01 PM)WiseMan Wrote:  
(08-10-2019 01:56 PM)tigernole79 Wrote:  
(08-09-2019 11:30 PM)WiseMan Wrote:  
(08-09-2019 06:49 PM)tigernole79 Wrote:  
(08-09-2019 05:30 PM)WiseMan Wrote:  Are you saying Lomax will be “massive” at the beginning of the season? I had expressed my concerns about not recruiting a true PURE PG but who can argue with not only the best recruiting class in the country but also the most balanced if you consider Boogie a PG which most everyone does.

This statement by Cody bothers me in regards to several areas of our team. It generally has been assumed that Boogie would start at point and was capable of running both transition and half court offense.

It has also generally said that Penny wants to pay position less basketball and the perimeter players would be somewhat interchangeable; along with Alo playing off the bench (again generally assumed here and by most social media basketball types).

So in view of those generally accepted assumptions balanced against Cody’s statement regarding Alo brings up a number of concerns to me-if true then:

Boogie must be underperforming in running the team.
Our other perimeter guys are not as position less as some thought
How could Alo be massive when you have the likes of Wiseman, Precious, DJ, Lester and our other talented players?

Or Cody has completely misread this team.

Wait.... so, an Ivy league educated, former pro ball player and coach with NBA experience, doesn't share your negative view of ALo and HE'S the one that's wrong!?!!

That is absolutely classic! 03-lmfao

Enlighten me. What is the correlation between Ivy League education and basketball coaching success?

Did you not read the part that he played pro ball and coached in the NBA?!! Ivy league tends to mean you are at least decently intelligent, especially if you aren't related to a political leader or someone really rich.

Some correlate to success but Ivy League education doesn’t and you won’t admit l it.

If he finished his grade 4 and can write his name in crayon, he knows more than you do. Now, as usual, instead of taking your losses and dropping it, you are claiming that he said something that he didn't.
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The Avg basketball IQ on this board couldn't coach a 3rd grade church team....
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(08-09-2019 06:49 PM)tigernole79 Wrote:  
(08-09-2019 05:30 PM)WiseMan Wrote:  Are you saying Lomax will be “massive” at the beginning of the season? I had expressed my concerns about not recruiting a true PURE PG but who can argue with not only the best recruiting class in the country but also the most balanced if you consider Boogie a PG which most everyone does.

This statement by Cody bothers me in regards to several areas of our team. It generally has been assumed that Boogie would start at point and was capable of running both transition and half court offense.

It has also generally said that Penny wants to pay position less basketball and the perimeter players would be somewhat interchangeable; along with Alo playing off the bench (again generally assumed here and by most social media basketball types).

So in view of those generally accepted assumptions balanced against Cody’s statement regarding Alo brings up a number of concerns to me-if true then:

Boogie must be underperforming in running the team.
Our other perimeter guys are not as position less as some thought
How could Alo be massive when you have the likes of Wiseman, Precious, DJ, Lester and our other talented players?

Or Cody has completely misread this team.

Wait.... so, an Ivy league educated, former pro ball player and coach with NBA experience, doesn't share your negative view of ALo and HE'S the one that's wrong!?!!

That is absolutely classic! 03-lmfao

Spoiler..."Wise"man really is not.
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(08-10-2019 02:04 PM)WiseMan Wrote:  
(08-10-2019 01:07 PM)micman Wrote:  Derrick Rose was not the leader of that team.

I didn’t say he was the leader (if you are replying to me) but that he took over some games when needed.

I don’t think Toppert was referring to Alo’s bb ability. It’s when the freshmen are facing situations they never faced in college before Alo even from the bench or in practice can help them trust a play call instead of taking the play on their own. He can tell them what to expect. That would be huge. Cody knows if the team needs a 3, Alo won’t be in to shoot but to run the play because he knows what Penny wants.
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What I took from the article and from what I saw with my own two eyes at the end of last season, is that Lomax can hit 3 pointers when he is wide open and his feet are set. Lomax had his shot slowed down and his release point lowered the same way as Burks did. He is going to have a LOT of opportunities to hit shots like that this year; as will all of our guards.
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