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Kao is the Key- Why Isn’t He a Stater?
It boggles my mind why Penny refuses to play Kao starter minutes. He has an IMMEDIATE impact every single time he’s in the game. Yet, he continues to play C. Lawson more. Can’t wait til these East player graduate so that the bias can be done with. Does anyone else agree? It seems extremely obvious to me.
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Kao gets lost out there numerous times during the game. A lot of times he is outta position defensively. I think that is probably the biggest reason he doesn't get the minutes this year.

Sidenote - does he still have his covid year or is this year his absolute last one?
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(01-07-2023 04:08 PM)AustinTXTiger Wrote:  It boggles my mind why Penny refuses to play Kao starter minutes. He has an IMMEDIATE impact every single time he’s in the game. Yet, he continues to play C. Lawson more. Can’t wait til these East player graduate so that the bias can be done with. Does anyone else agree? It seems extremely obvious to me.

After this game, he has certainly earned the right to play substantial minutes. I think C. Lawson has shown us his ceiling and there's nothing but upside to Kao from what I've seen. I expect we'll be seeing much more of Kao.
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(01-07-2023 04:13 PM)SouthernBoiNOLA Wrote:  Kao gets lost out there numerous times during the game. A lot of times he is outta position defensively. I think that is probably the biggest reason he doesn't get the minutes this year.

Sidenote - does he still have his covid year or is this year his absolute last one?

I was under the impression that he has another year.
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(01-07-2023 04:13 PM)SouthernBoiNOLA Wrote:  Kao gets lost out there numerous times during the game. A lot of times he is outta position defensively. I think that is probably the biggest reason he doesn't get the minutes this year.

Sidenote - does he still have his covid year or is this year his absolute last one?

I mean, it isnt like C Lawson is holding teams to 50 pts... this defense thing is a little bit out of whack with reality since teams are scoring on us pretty much at will.

And yes I cant freaking wait for ALo to be gone. That will settle a lot of complaints. I dont mean addition by subtraction, I just mean, ALo gone will ease a lot of tension from fans who are sick of the East crap.
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(01-07-2023 04:13 PM)SouthernBoiNOLA Wrote:  Kao gets lost out there numerous times during the game. A lot of times he is outta position defensively. I think that is probably the biggest reason he doesn't get the minutes this year.

Sidenote - does he still have his covid year or is this year his absolute last one?


It wasn’t him that got lost when ECU went 7-8 from 3 late in the first half. He wasn’t in the game

And we made the run in the second half when he was in there

Like I asked someone else earlier today

Who do you think is better at the 5 right now?

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(01-07-2023 04:24 PM)Eagleonpar Wrote:  
(01-07-2023 04:13 PM)SouthernBoiNOLA Wrote:  Kao gets lost out there numerous times during the game. A lot of times he is outta position defensively. I think that is probably the biggest reason he doesn't get the minutes this year.

Sidenote - does he still have his covid year or is this year his absolute last one?


It wasn’t him that got lost when ECU went 7-8 from 3 late in the first half. He wasn’t in the game

And we made the run in the second half when he was in there

Like I asked someone else earlier today

Who do you think is better at the 5 right now?

03-banghead

Nice try. Being better at the 5 isn't the same thing as being the third best finisher on the team.

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(01-07-2023 11:39 AM)Eagleonpar Wrote:  Yes most of those are alley oops, but with Davis penetrating outside of Williams he’s the best finisher we have
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(01-07-2023 04:18 PM)memtigbb Wrote:  
(01-07-2023 04:13 PM)SouthernBoiNOLA Wrote:  Kao gets lost out there numerous times during the game. A lot of times he is outta position defensively. I think that is probably the biggest reason he doesn't get the minutes this year.

Sidenote - does he still have his covid year or is this year his absolute last one?

I mean, it isnt like C Lawson is holding teams to 50 pts... this defense thing is a little bit out of whack with reality since teams are scoring on us pretty much at will.

And yes I cant freaking wait for ALo to be gone. That will settle a lot of complaints. I dont mean addition by subtraction, I just mean, ALo gone will ease a lot of tension from fans who are sick of the East crap.

We know that since you are constantly crapping on him. Yet here he is, 3rd in scoring, 2nd in assists, 1st in steals, 2nd in free throw shooting percentage, shooting 47% from the field, 79% free throws, not shooting a lot of 3's but is shooting 46% his last 11 games, a good defender, etc...
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(01-07-2023 04:24 PM)Eagleonpar Wrote:  
(01-07-2023 04:13 PM)SouthernBoiNOLA Wrote:  Kao gets lost out there numerous times during the game. A lot of times he is outta position defensively. I think that is probably the biggest reason he doesn't get the minutes this year.

Sidenote - does he still have his covid year or is this year his absolute last one?


It wasn’t him that got lost when ECU went 7-8 from 3 late in the first half. He wasn’t in the game

And we made the run in the second half when he was in there

Like I asked someone else earlier today

Who do you think is better at the 5 right now?

03-banghead

Wouldn't have made a difference if he was in the game.

Don't see many 5s out on the perimeter blocking shots.

His prowess is in the paint.
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(01-07-2023 04:18 PM)memtigbb Wrote:  And yes I cant freaking wait for ALo to be gone. That will settle a lot of complaints. I dont mean addition by subtraction, I just mean, ALo gone will ease a lot of tension from fans who are sick of the East crap.

It's only a subset of morons that constantly ride Lomax.
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I agree that C. Lawson’s ceiling is very low compared to Kai’s ceiling. The interior defense is extremely suspect when C. Lawson is playing the 5 and it seems like the opposing teams know this. Sadly, I don’t have any confidence that Penny will get this. He is notorious for riding with his East players over higher ceiling players, ex: Josh Minnot, M. Cisse, Boogie Ellis, Damian Baugh, and the list goes on.
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(01-07-2023 04:36 PM)AustinTXTiger Wrote:  I agree that C. Lawson’s ceiling is very low compared to Kai’s ceiling. The interior defense is extremely suspect when C. Lawson is playing the 5 and it seems like the opposing teams know this. Sadly, I don’t have any confidence that Penny will get this. He is notorious for riding with his East players over higher ceiling players, ex: Josh Minnot, M. Cisse, Boogie Ellis, Damian Baugh, and the list goes on.

That's why Duren started over C. Lawson and Dandridge last season?
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(01-07-2023 04:18 PM)memtigbb Wrote:  
(01-07-2023 04:13 PM)SouthernBoiNOLA Wrote:  Kao gets lost out there numerous times during the game. A lot of times he is outta position defensively. I think that is probably the biggest reason he doesn't get the minutes this year.

Sidenote - does he still have his covid year or is this year his absolute last one?

I mean, it isnt like C Lawson is holding teams to 50 pts... this defense thing is a little bit out of whack with reality since teams are scoring on us pretty much at will.

And yes I cant freaking wait for ALo to be gone. That will settle a lot of complaints. I dont mean addition by subtraction, I just mean, ALo gone will ease a lot of tension from fans who are sick of the East crap.

Well, I hope you are able to admit that without East, Memphis likely would have gone south today.
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(01-07-2023 04:38 PM)msu35 Wrote:  
(01-07-2023 04:36 PM)AustinTXTiger Wrote:  I agree that C. Lawson’s ceiling is very low compared to Kai’s ceiling. The interior defense is extremely suspect when C. Lawson is playing the 5 and it seems like the opposing teams know this. Sadly, I don’t have any confidence that Penny will get this. He is notorious for riding with his East players over higher ceiling players, ex: Josh Minnot, M. Cisse, Boogie Ellis, Damian Baugh, and the list goes on.

That's why Duren started over C. Lawson and Dandridge last season?

Duren was a unique talent and a Lottery pick. No coach in the nation would have left him off the floor , including Penny.
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(01-07-2023 04:58 PM)AustinTXTiger Wrote:  
(01-07-2023 04:38 PM)msu35 Wrote:  
(01-07-2023 04:36 PM)AustinTXTiger Wrote:  I agree that C. Lawson’s ceiling is very low compared to Kai’s ceiling. The interior defense is extremely suspect when C. Lawson is playing the 5 and it seems like the opposing teams know this. Sadly, I don’t have any confidence that Penny will get this. He is notorious for riding with his East players over higher ceiling players, ex: Josh Minnot, M. Cisse, Boogie Ellis, Damian Baugh, and the list goes on.

That's why Duren started over C. Lawson and Dandridge last season?

Duren was a unique talent and a Lottery pick. No coach in the nation would have left him off the floor , including Penny.

Who knows why he makes the decisions that he does? Nobody here spends as much time with the team as the head coach. We can all speculate, but Penny has shown that he absolutely will play others over the "East" guys.
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(01-07-2023 04:36 PM)msu35 Wrote:  
(01-07-2023 04:18 PM)memtigbb Wrote:  And yes I cant freaking wait for ALo to be gone. That will settle a lot of complaints. I dont mean addition by subtraction, I just mean, ALo gone will ease a lot of tension from fans who are sick of the East crap.

It's only a subset of morons that constantly ride Lomax.
Lomax was a big part of the second half come back. He had 7 steals, 6 assist and only 2 to's.
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(01-07-2023 04:08 PM)AustinTXTiger Wrote:  It boggles my mind why Penny refuses to play Kao starter minutes. He has an IMMEDIATE impact every single time he’s in the game. Yet, he continues to play C. Lawson more. Can’t wait til these East player graduate so that the bias can be done with. Does anyone else agree? It seems extremely obvious to me.
He apparently still doesn't fully trust him yet but he did say on the post game last game that he was growing or getting better.
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Why do fans always think they know more than the Coaches?

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(01-07-2023 05:32 PM)UOFMGLENN Wrote:  
(01-07-2023 04:36 PM)msu35 Wrote:  
(01-07-2023 04:18 PM)memtigbb Wrote:  And yes I cant freaking wait for ALo to be gone. That will settle a lot of complaints. I dont mean addition by subtraction, I just mean, ALo gone will ease a lot of tension from fans who are sick of the East crap.

It's only a subset of morons that constantly ride Lomax.
Lomax was a big part of the second half come back. He had 7 steals, 6 assist and only 2 to's.

He is also a big part of us getting blitzed from 3 each game (this game especially). He doesn't close out on shooters because he would rather go for steals by cheating to the paint.
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I think Lawson is improving as he is getting more playing time.
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