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(05-20-2021 11:01 PM)bearcat54 Wrote:  
(05-18-2021 01:54 PM)dsquare Wrote:  I like this pickup. Kid's career block numbers quite a bit better than Brooks and he's a solid ft shooter for a bid kid. Seems from interviews he's a good team guy as well. Wish we had him for more than a year, but i think he's done a solid job of getting the roster to a point to compete immediately. Kid has good game against Florida and Uk last year s as well. He's faced really good competition his 4 years.




UC has an abundance of guards now. Let's look for another inside player.

I don’t think we need anyone unless an alpha, high-scoring type falls into our lap. We only have 80 minutes to give at the 4 and 5. I figure Ado, Koval, and Ody will take up 60-65 of those minutes, with some combination of Lakhin, Hensley, and Davenport taking the rest.
 
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(05-21-2021 09:58 AM)RuckleSt Wrote:  
(05-21-2021 09:08 AM)Bearcatbdub Wrote:  Apparently Koval has more career blocked shots than Kmart.

It sounds like we are going from having basically no rim protection, to having perhaps two of the best shot blockers in the league.

Well hopefully we don’t give up so many offensive rebounds to Houston, but if we do… we can put it right back in their faces.

I’m feeling a starting 5 of Ado, Ody, Davenport, MAW, and DJJ. Hopefully all of these guys will be able to find a role and contribute.
 
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(05-21-2021 11:58 AM)Bearcatbdub Wrote:  I’m feeling a starting 5 of Ado, Ody, Davenport, MAW, and DJJ. Hopefully all of these guys will be able to find a role and contribute.

Correct me if I'm wrong but I don't hink that Ado or Ody have ever attempted a 3. Shooting is too much of a part of the current game to play 2 non-shooters together. I also think that Davenport is not skilled enough to play a lot of 3. I think he's much more of an advantage stretching our the opposing team's 4.
 
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(05-21-2021 12:40 PM)RealDeal Wrote:  
(05-21-2021 11:58 AM)Bearcatbdub Wrote:  I’m feeling a starting 5 of Ado, Ody, Davenport, MAW, and DJJ. Hopefully all of these guys will be able to find a role and contribute.

Correct me if I'm wrong but I don't hink that Ado or Ody have ever attempted a 3. Shooting is too much of a part of the current game to play 2 non-shooters together. I also think that Davenport is not skilled enough to play a lot of 3. I think he's much more of an advantage stretching our the opposing team's 4.

Sure. It’s probably a lineup that will be dictated by matchups, but I think you will see ody/ado or koval/ody on the floor a lot together. I don’t think those 3 guys will all be playing 5 all the time. It might end up Koval/JD/Newman/Maw/DJJ. I don’t necessarily think you need your frontcourt guys to be stretching the floor all the time.

Not trying to turn this into a Bearchatter lineup thread aholes, i know what you are thinking…
 
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We will definitely see a lot of Ody at the 4 and Koval at the 5, as well as Davenport at the 4 and Ado at the 5. That will allow us to have 4 guys on the floor who can shoot from deep, assuming DDJ and Saunders find their stroke.
 
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(05-21-2021 05:07 PM)robertfoshizzle Wrote:  We will definitely see a lot of Ody at the 4 and Koval at the 5, as well as Davenport at the 4 and Ado at the 5. That will allow us to have 4 guys on the floor who can shoot from deep, assuming DDJ and Saunders find their stroke.

We're going to have real roster flexibility.
 
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ESPN has a nice long article on how the transfer portal has led to more tampering:

Tampering has arrived in college football, and it looks like NBA free agency


It's got some great quotes from Fickell:

Quote:At least some coaches are coming to the realization that they can't complain about having to continually recruit half their roster to guard against them transferring without wondering why half their roster might want to leave in the first place.

Cincinnati coach Luke Fickell said that every time they lose a player to the portal, it's a reminder of the importance of relationships.

"What we've always believed, but we sometimes lose sight of, is that you have to continually build your relationship with a kid," he said. "I've always done a great job of that with the kids that are playing, but I've done a bad job in all my days of coaching, I think, of kids who might not be the seven to eight [top] linebackers. ... You've got those redshirted kids and guys on the scout team and you said, 'Hey, that's a part of life. I'll see you in six months when the season ends.' And it's been a reminder to us that, for goodness' sakes, we weren't doing it right 15-20 years ago spending enough time to make sure we're building that relationship."

Arkansas coach Sam Pittman echoed that sentiment, saying that, "If losing a starter bothers you more than losing someone who hasn't played much, you're being pretty selfish."
 
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(05-21-2021 05:48 PM)bearcatmark Wrote:  
(05-21-2021 05:07 PM)robertfoshizzle Wrote:  We will definitely see a lot of Ody at the 4 and Koval at the 5, as well as Davenport at the 4 and Ado at the 5. That will allow us to have 4 guys on the floor who can shoot from deep, assuming DDJ and Saunders find their stroke.

We're going to have real roster flexibility.

We're a solid 2 deep at every position. We can play big or small, and while I wouldn't describe our roster as a great 3-point shooting team, I think Davenport, Madsen, MAW, McGinnis, and Koval should all be able to shoot the deep ball at a respectable clip. We also have the luxury of having 3 guys who have played significant minutes at point guard for us.

I was previously concerned about the lack of a go-to scorer, but when I look at our depth and versatility, as well as the bevy of good defenders we have at our disposal, I have no doubt we have enough talent to make the tournament. It all comes down to how quickly a first-year coach and half a roster of new faces can gel.
 
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(05-24-2021 12:19 PM)Captain Bearcat Wrote:  ESPN has a nice long article on how the transfer portal has led to more tampering:

Tampering has arrived in college football, and it looks like NBA free agency


It's got some great quotes from Fickell:

Quote:At least some coaches are coming to the realization that they can't complain about having to continually recruit half their roster to guard against them transferring without wondering why half their roster might want to leave in the first place.

Cincinnati coach Luke Fickell said that every time they lose a player to the portal, it's a reminder of the importance of relationships.

"What we've always believed, but we sometimes lose sight of, is that you have to continually build your relationship with a kid," he said. "I've always done a great job of that with the kids that are playing, but I've done a bad job in all my days of coaching, I think, of kids who might not be the seven to eight [top] linebackers. ... You've got those redshirted kids and guys on the scout team and you said, 'Hey, that's a part of life. I'll see you in six months when the season ends.' And it's been a reminder to us that, for goodness' sakes, we weren't doing it right 15-20 years ago spending enough time to make sure we're building that relationship."

Arkansas coach Sam Pittman echoed that sentiment, saying that, "If losing a starter bothers you more than losing someone who hasn't played much, you're being pretty selfish."

I love that Luke is a guy who admits his faults and actively works to improve them. I'll take an imperfect coach with self-awareness over the guy who never admits when he's wrong every day of the week. I'm seeing those same traits from the clips I've heard out of Wes as well.
 
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