I was a bit surprised by Knight leaving early. By all initial accounts he was going to stick for a couple years and was not in a position where 'his family needed the money'. Jones I'm not surprised by, he seemed the type and his waivering on the choice of college seemed even more to indicate a likely early exit. Liggins seems like a reach, but at least he has what he believes is a reason.
Championships for MY teams in my lifetime:
Cincinnati Reds - 75, 76, 90
Chicago Blackhawks - 10, 13
University of Kentucky - 78, 96, 98, 12
Cincinnati Bengals - None
Chicago Bulls - 91, 92, 93, 96, 97, 98
Buckeye fans (still angry about the Tournament obviously) pointing fingers about one and dones is rich indeed. Shall we start counting the One and Dones from OSU over the past several seasons? Where were all the Buckeye fans whining about One and Dones when they were playing for the National Championship?
- PG Brandon Knight
- GF DeAndre Liggins
- C Josh Harrellson
- PF Terrence Jones
+ #6 PF Anthony Davis 6'10" 220
+ #3 SF Mike Gilchrist 6'6" 190
+ #2 PG Marquis Teague 6'2" 170
+ #25 PF Kyle Wiltjer 6'9" 225
G Marquis Teague
G Jarrod Polson
G Doran Lamb
G Jon Hood
F Stacey Poole
F Mike Gilchrist
F Darius Miller
F Anthony Davis
F Kyle Wiltjer
C Eloy Vargas
What do you see the lineup as? Looks like we will be stuck playing some small ball.
I could see Cal going with a 6-7 man rotation again... something like this
PG Teague 35 Lamb 5
SG Lamb 30 Gilchrist 10
SF Gilchrist 25 Miller 15
PF Miller 20 Davis 10 Wiltjer 10
C Davis 25 Vargas 15
Can Davis handle the 5 spot? He has like a 7'0" wingspan doesn't he?
What is really interesting about next years team is that it seems like everyone has great handles along with a good passing ability. If you look at highlights of Davis/Wiltjer, they are playing like guards. Teague/Gilchrist handle the ball like NBA all stars.
Plus, it looks like they can all shoot pretty well. Maybe someone can clarify with Gilchrist... the mixtape I watched didn't really have him shooting alot, but does he have 3pt range? Teague looked like he had a decent shot, Lamb is ridiculous (49%!), Miller is good (44%), Wiltjer's strength looks to be shooting.... All these shooters.... plus Gilchrist/Teague to slash and tear defenses apart.
We are also pretty athletic so I think we will be able to rebound, push the pace, force turnovers, etc... might be an issue defending the paint or big man depth.
We're almost at 1,000 posts here, so time for a new thread.