Re: High on Talent. Low on Team 2.0

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Posted by Oldtimer on January 27, 21 at 14:05:20:

In Reply to: Re: High on Talent. Low on Team 2.0 posted by ButterBall Devil on January 27, 21 at 08:22:23:

: good points.

: this team just has not been able to shoot 3's. If you don't have an inside game (e.g., 'Melo) and you can't shoot from outside, I am not sure how you can win.

: When we played Holder, Evans and Justice for stretches - the 3 amigos - they were each capable of hitting from outside. They also moved the ball well.

: Last year, Martin, Edwards and Verge could almost replicate the performance of the 3 amigos, and of course Verge could slash and create shots.

: Bagley and Christopher are each as good as advertised, yet they are freshman. The "system" run by ASU is not working. If we can't get Graham and/or Osten to have 2 touches per possession - an inside/out system - the perimeter weave, as you describe (correctly) is silly, and not productive.

: Graham shows flashes - maybe 2 per game - of actual, big man skills. He remains a project, but he has the athleticism. Not having Cherry has been a much bigger factor than some would think. TC has shown tenacity at both ends, and he contributes at both ends.

: Others have commented that we need a specific "big man" coach. I agree - someone who can recruit, develop, and promote talented bigs. of course, this only works if the offense involves the bigs.

: BTW - White is averaging 10.4 points and 5.4 rebounds.
The weave is driving me nuts. Ir reminds my of the Sendek era..weave weave weave then shoot with two seconds left.

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