Turn Off Ads?
Page 8 of 14 FirstFirst ... 456789101112 ... LastLast
Results 106 to 120 of 200

Thread: UK Basketball 2023-2024: The Last Dance?

  1. #106
    Member Bourgeois Zee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Posts
    11,426

    Re: UK Basketball 2023-2024: The Last Dance?

    Quote Originally Posted by WVRed View Post
    It's looking like Cal has adapted if only because of circumstance.
    Isn't that what every good coach does?

    Adapt to the circumstances of his team?

    This squad looks really, really talented already-- with their two bigs out of commission. (At least for the nonce.)

    The guards are adept at handling pressure already. They're solid defensively. They don't make stupid mistakes. They have veterans that can score the ball. Most of all, everyone on the court passes the ball. They play up-tempo too, and it's a fun watch. And that's with just a few weeks of practice. They'll get better as a squad. They'll also add bigs for bulk, rebounding, defense, and shot-blocking. That'll improve their own field goal percentages. Lots to like with this squad-- including the fact that Thiero can play PF without skipping a beat.

    You guys are way too jaded.
    Last edited by Bourgeois Zee; 07-14-2023 at 11:28 AM.


  2. Turn Off Ads?
  3. #107
    Kentuckian At Heart WVRed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Location
    Mid Ohio Valley
    Posts
    8,585

    Re: UK Basketball 2023-2024: The Last Dance?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bourgeois Zee View Post
    Isn't that what every good coach does?

    Adapt to the circumstances of his team?

    This squad looks really, really talented already-- with their two bigs out of commission. (At least for the nonce.)

    The guards are adept at handling pressure already. They're solid defensively. They don't make stupid mistakes. They have veterans that can score the ball. Most of all, everyone on the court passes the ball. They play up-tempo too, and it's a fun watch. And that's with just a few weeks of practice. They'll get better as a squad. They'll also add bigs for bulk, rebounding, defense, and shot-blocking. That'll improve their own field goal percentages. Lots to like with this squad-- including the fact that Thiero can play PF without skipping a beat.

    You guys are way too jaded.
    The last three years of Kentucky basketball will make you jaded.

    I don't disagree. This team has talent, just hoping it's not like previous teams where they get hyped up this time of year and run into a buzzsaw when the season starts. Zions Duke team comes to mind.

    Sent from my SM-S911U using Tapatalk
    Quote Originally Posted by savafan View Post
    I've read books about sparkling vampires who walk around in the daylight that were written better than a John Fay article.

  4. #108
    Member Bourgeois Zee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Posts
    11,426

    Re: UK Basketball 2023-2024: The Last Dance?

    Quote Originally Posted by WVRed View Post
    The last three years of Kentucky basketball will make you jaded.
    Nah. Coaches everywhere have those types of slumps. Even at Kentucky.

    And to be clear, I'm fine with criticism that makes sense.

    But the people on this thread are seemingly butthurt about everything.

    He brings in the best recruiting class, arguably, in history, and crickets. Or worse, they complain about not having any veterans.
    Veterans brought back, and it isn't quick enough. Or he got lucky. Or he'll find a way to screw it up.
    He starts recruiting and offering younger HS kids, and you guys roll your eyes.
    He tries to find a legitmate way to use NIL without ceding control of the athletic department to the boosters, and he's being arrogant.
    He recruits shooters (who can't stay healthy), and you blame him for their injuries.
    He recruits the transfer window as well as anyone, picking up one of the best UK players of all time, and you guys tear into him for losing bench players.

    Calipari can't win for losing with this fanbase.

    He needed to improve his offensive sets. So far in the GLOBL Jame, it looks like he's done that. He's talking about this team jacking up 30 threes a game. They actually played a five-out system pretty much the entirety of the game against both Germany and Canada. Their would-be center is taking six threes a game. Without complaint.

    The dribble-drive looks like it might work with this group, all five of which can handle and pass. if Bradshaw and Oynesu come back, maybe that changes. (I'm guessing Mitchell's transfer and Thiero's emergence have cut into Bradshaw's PF minuites precipitously. And with the five-out system in place, no one will notice.)
    Last edited by Bourgeois Zee; 07-14-2023 at 11:48 AM.

  5. Likes:

    Revering4Blue (07-14-2023)

  6. #109
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2021
    Location
    Home of the original 11 herbs & spices
    Posts
    2,434

    Re: UK Basketball 2023-2024: The Last Dance?

    Reed looked really good against Canada from the highlights I saw.
    Its the mathematical potential for a single game to last forever, in a suspended world where no clock rules the day, that aligns baseball as much with the dead as the living.
    ---- Bill Vaughn

    "Science adjusts its views based on what's observed. Faith is the denial of observation so that belief can be preserved." ---Tim Minchin("Storm")

  7. #110
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2021
    Location
    Home of the original 11 herbs & spices
    Posts
    2,434

    Re: UK Basketball 2023-2024: The Last Dance?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bourgeois Zee View Post
    Nah. Coaches everywhere have those types of slumps. Even at Kentucky.

    And to be clear, I'm fine with criticism that makes sense.

    But the people on this thread are seemingly butthurt about everything.

    He brings in the best recruiting class, arguably, in history, and crickets. Or worse, they complain about not having any veterans.
    Veterans brought back, and it isn't quick enough. Or he got lucky. Or he'll find a way to screw it up.
    He starts recruiting and offering younger HS kids, and you guys roll your eyes.
    He tries to find a legitmate way to use NIL without ceding control of the athletic department to the boosters, and he's being arrogant.
    He recruits shooters (who can't stay healthy), and you blame him for their injuries.
    He recruits the transfer window as well as anyone, picking up one of the best UK players of all time, and you guys tear into him for losing bench players.

    Calipari can't win for losing with this fanbase.

    He needed to improve his offensive sets. So far in the GLOBL Jame, it looks like he's done that. He's talking about this team jacking up 30 threes a game. They actually played a five-out system pretty much the entirety of the game against both Germany and Canada. Their would-be center is taking six threes a game. Without complaint.

    The dribble-drive looks like it might work with this group, all five of which can handle and pass. if Bradshaw and Oynesu come back, maybe that changes. (I'm guessing Mitchell's transfer and Thiero's emergence have cut into Bradshaw's PF minuites precipitously. And with the five-out system in place, no one will notice.)


    I know a lot of the people that give Cal a hard time seem to find his politics distasteful. I suspect that's a big part of their bashing him for seemingly everything.
    Its the mathematical potential for a single game to last forever, in a suspended world where no clock rules the day, that aligns baseball as much with the dead as the living.
    ---- Bill Vaughn

    "Science adjusts its views based on what's observed. Faith is the denial of observation so that belief can be preserved." ---Tim Minchin("Storm")

  8. #111
    Kentuckian At Heart WVRed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Location
    Mid Ohio Valley
    Posts
    8,585

    Re: UK Basketball 2023-2024: The Last Dance?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ky Fried Redleg View Post
    I know a lot of the people that give Cal a hard time seem to find his politics distasteful. I suspect that's a big part of their bashing him for seemingly everything.
    I think that's part of it with some people. Those fans are always going to scream the loudest but (spoiler alert) they always come back when the team is winning.

    Hard to reconcile that though when Mark Stoops and the football team has done the exact same things Calipari and the basketball team have done from a political perspective and yet the football team is getting love from boosters and fans that Cal isn't.

    Sent from my SM-S911U using Tapatalk
    Quote Originally Posted by savafan View Post
    I've read books about sparkling vampires who walk around in the daylight that were written better than a John Fay article.

  9. #112
    Member Bourgeois Zee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Posts
    11,426

    Re: UK Basketball 2023-2024: The Last Dance?

    Quote Originally Posted by WVRed View Post
    I think that's part of it with some people. Those fans are always going to scream the loudest but (spoiler alert) they always come back when the team is winning.

    Hard to reconcile that though when Mark Stoops and the football team has done the exact same things Calipari and the basketball team have done from a political perspective and yet the football team is getting love from boosters and fans that Cal isn't.
    Stoops has ceded a fairly massive amount of control to the boosters through NIL. There's the massive difference, IMO.

    Stoops lets the fans/ boosters (largely) run the roost, while Calipari is unwilling to cede that control. That causes friction. Those boosters and fat cats aren't used to being told "no." By anyone.

  10. #113
    Kentuckian At Heart WVRed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Location
    Mid Ohio Valley
    Posts
    8,585

    Re: UK Basketball 2023-2024: The Last Dance?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bourgeois Zee View Post
    Stoops has ceded a fairly massive amount of control to the boosters through NIL. There's the massive difference, IMO.

    Stoops lets the fans/ boosters (largely) run the roost, while Calipari is unwilling to cede that control. That causes friction. Those boosters and fat cats aren't used to being told "no." By anyone.
    You are seeing the results though through the collective.

    Stoops has improved the roster and has Kentucky fighting behind Georgia to be the second best team in the SEC East and Cal struck out on every player sought after in the transfer portal until Huggins decided to drive drunk and Tre Mitchell decided to bail. That also includes having to fend off teams for Antonio Reeves and Ugonna Onyenso.

    Sent from my SM-S911U using Tapatalk
    Quote Originally Posted by savafan View Post
    I've read books about sparkling vampires who walk around in the daylight that were written better than a John Fay article.

  11. #114
    Kentuckian At Heart WVRed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Location
    Mid Ohio Valley
    Posts
    8,585

    Re: UK Basketball 2023-2024: The Last Dance?

    Loyola Chicago has Sister Jean, Kentucky has Meemaw Gene:

    WATCH: Meemaw Micd Up for Kentucky vs. Canada
    https://www.on3.com/teams/kentucky-w...cky-vs-canada/

    Sent from my SM-S911U using Tapatalk
    Quote Originally Posted by savafan View Post
    I've read books about sparkling vampires who walk around in the daylight that were written better than a John Fay article.

  12. #115
    Kentuckian At Heart WVRed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Location
    Mid Ohio Valley
    Posts
    8,585

    Re: UK Basketball 2023-2024: The Last Dance?

    Reed Sheppard reminds me of Grayson Allen without the dirtiness.

    Sent from my SM-S911U using Tapatalk
    Quote Originally Posted by savafan View Post
    I've read books about sparkling vampires who walk around in the daylight that were written better than a John Fay article.

  13. #116
    Member Bourgeois Zee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Posts
    11,426

    Re: UK Basketball 2023-2024: The Last Dance?

    Kentucky wins the GLOBL Jam against Canada, Germany, and Africa, going unbeaten.

    More, they look really solid already.

    Really like DJ Wagner's game-- he's a bulldog.

  14. #117
    The pride is back. Assembly Hall's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Warsaw, IN
    Posts
    2,872

    Re: UK Basketball 2023-2024: The Last Dance?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bourgeois Zee View Post
    Kentucky wins the GLOBL Jam against Canada, Germany, and Africa, going unbeaten.

    More, they look really solid already.

    Really like DJ Wagner's game-- he's a bulldog.
    Break those 40-0 tee-shirts back out.

  15. #118
    Member Bourgeois Zee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Posts
    11,426

    Re: UK Basketball 2023-2024: The Last Dance?

    Quote Originally Posted by Assembly Hall View Post
    Break those 40-0 tee-shirts back out.
    UK fans so rarely ever thing of IU at all.

    It's a bygone "rivalry" of a past era.

    Yet for IU fans, the hatred is as intense as ever.

    Tells you something about IU and its fans.

  16. #119
    The pride is back. Assembly Hall's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Warsaw, IN
    Posts
    2,872

    Re: UK Basketball 2023-2024: The Last Dance?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bourgeois Zee View Post
    UK fans so rarely ever thing of IU at all.

    It's a bygone "rivalry" of a past era.

    Yet for IU fans, the hatred is as intense as ever.

    Tells you something about IU and its fans.
    Meh, where I live the rivalry is alive and well.

    Whatever.

  17. #120
    Member Bourgeois Zee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Posts
    11,426

    Re: UK Basketball 2023-2024: The Last Dance?

    Quote Originally Posted by Assembly Hall View Post
    Meh, where I live the rivalry is alive and well.

    Whatever.
    In Indiana?

    Surrounded by other IU fans?

    What a shock.


Turn Off Ads?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Board Moderators may, at their discretion and judgment, delete and/or edit any messages that violate any of the following guidelines: 1. Explicit references to alleged illegal or unlawful acts. 2. Graphic sexual descriptions. 3. Racial or ethnic slurs. 4. Use of edgy language (including masked profanity). 5. Direct personal attacks, flames, fights, trolling, baiting, name-calling, general nuisance, excessive player criticism or anything along those lines. 6. Posting spam. 7. Each person may have only one user account. It is fine to be critical here - that's what this board is for. But let's not beat a subject or a player to death, please.

Thank you, and most importantly, enjoy yourselves!


RedsZone.com is a privately owned website and is not affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds or Major League Baseball


Contact us: Boss | Gallen5862 | Plus Plus | Powel Crosley | RedlegJake | The Operator