Originally Posted by madgator
we go as far as Rosario takes us when it comes down to the crunch
the one thing this team is lacking is the "go-to" guy. he is the one possibility to bring that.
I have been saying since the beginning that a disciplined offensive effort mixed with a stout defense will get us far. While that is proving to be true, we are going to have a close game or two where we need a play made. I don't see any real inherent mismatch makers (ok Murphy is but he is still a role player and not by any means a go to guy).
If only we had Beal this year
My opinion is that the teams from both two years ago as well as last years team had a better overall make up to win a title. While this years team is a lot more pleasurable to watch from a basketball standpoint, the high side is limited unless we play flawless team basketball on both sides of the floor.
I agree that Beal would be the go-to-guy if he didn't jump, but do not agree that this team absolutely needs one. It's a well-balanced team in which Rosario, Boynton, Murph, Young, Wilbekin could be the go-to scorer (Scottie only if he gets left open to shoot some 3s, where he's shown some streaky ability). The 04s did not necessarily have a go-to guy. While they had much greater depth down low, this team has greater depth and the 1-3 spots.