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Re: Nova game thread 12/30/19

Posted: Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:31 pm
by Anti-Homer
skyhops wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:13 pm
You can’t keep losing four star players. It won’t hurt initially but it will in a year or two when depth is a problem like last year. Their is no reason that there can’t be a few mins for these players and especially KyKy. Q had four TO’s and 1 assist last game, I think he can be replaced for a few mins.
Q has been playing well over the past few games, though the last one was a resounding thud. Steele did play KyKy in lieu of him a lot in the last 10 minutes. KyKy still needs more time period, because no one else provided a three point threat. This year's recruiting class was an awkward mix, with 3 post players and 2 guards. Next year's team needs a wing who can defend and shoot. Bishop seemed to be the guy, and he wasn't pushed out the door, so it's hard to put that on Steele. P.T. management has to be examined however, when we lose 3 SGs in three years. Obviously, having only two productive recruits, most of whom were four stars, in the last two years is problematic.

Steele has shown to be an excellent recruiter. He'll have to pull another rabbit out of the hat next year.

Re: Nova game thread 12/30/19

Posted: Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:05 pm
by muskieman
skyhops wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:13 pm
You can’t keep losing four star players. It won’t hurt initially but it will in a year or two when depth is a problem like last year. Their is no reason that there can’t be a few mins for these players and especially KyKy. Q had four TO’s and 1 assist last game, I think he can be replaced for a few mins.
If you replace them with equal or better players how can it be a problem?
Most coaches will tell you they like to put their young players in successful spots so they can see they can be successful. Bishop was given chances but watching him he seemed to like to camp out at the three-point line which would be fine if he had made more than 2-17 as a freshman and 3-11 from inside the 3. In the 10 games, he played in, he averaged 12 minutes per game. I always thought he would have been wiser to drive the ball but his TOs and missed shots at the rim may have made him timid to take it inside. His practice time may have been better spent but then he is a freshman, and it appears one without much patience. Based on the schools he is looking at, the homesickness may be as big a factor as his lack of success. Like others who have left, I wish they had stayed because I felt like he could have been a big factor as the season went on. But I wish them well in the future. Also, in my opinion, like many others, their next stop never seems to be the answer.