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    I meant that I don't see him being a huge contributor this season if he were to play so we might as well RS him.
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    I tend to agree......hard enough for incoming freshman to contribute period. Let alone after being inactive for 5-6 months.

    But if we don't have to declare it yet, the wait and see approach is a good idea. why limit any potential opportunity if we don't need to
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    There's a reason you don't see a lot of fat players in DI and beyond. They're like unicorns. Robert Tractor Traylor is literally the very last player I've seen drafted and known to be fat, and Stokes outweighs him by 20 pounds. Traylor died of a heart attack at age 34, so we need to encourage Stokes to lose the weight if not for basketball for his actual life.
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    Mike Sweetney was a few years after Traylor.....but either way that's not the point.

    All I'm saying is that there are plenty of examples of overweight college big men, some severely overweight, who contributed to their squads. Heck, look at Udonis and what he did as a chubster during his UF days. There are a few who were lottery picks and played in the NBA. Zach Randolph has always been pudgy and he's been in the league 15+ years

    That's what I'm saying

    There are many large athletes out there today that shouldn't be as large as they are. Not unusual to see NFL lineman lose a lot of weight after retiring. JJ Watt comes across to me as one of those guys. He is currently what like 290-300lbs. Guy should probably be more like 250ish.

    But if you look at Stokes in person, he is a naturally very large human being. He's probably never going to be "thin" and that's ok. He will be a contributor to our program either way.
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    Glen ‘Big Baby’ Davis says hi.
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    He was never fat. You're trying too hard.
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    And all I'm saying is that Stokes needs to lose weight. You can't expect him to be productive here at 320 pounds unless he's playing sparingly. There's a big difference in "pudgy" and obese. Haslem never had body issues nor did Randolph. It sounds like you're trying to excuse poor body management by giving very limited examples and even going into another sport.

    I think everyone's agreed he'll never be less than 270. 270 in my opinion should be his target goal in 3 years. It's going to take awhile though.
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    Ideally, yes. It would be preferred on many basis for him to lose as much weight as possible. But either way, he will be a force for us
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    At his current weight he would not be a force for us. He's not that gifted no matter what unicorn NBA cases you throw out.
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    As I’ve said a few times since seeing Stokes last season at IMG, he was the worst rebounder on that team. He simply did not have the quickness to get rebounds. Offensively, he was fine.
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    Also, Glen Davis lasted very few years because of his weight so you're just making my point for me. I wouldn't describe Davis as fat because he had no fat rolls. He was a big boned man.
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    and big stomached
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    which is what we really need right now. a low post scoring presence.
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    Haha. He was 6-8 and played at over 3 bills at LSU.
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    Those are over developed abs from too many sit-ups. I have the same problem.
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    LOL at you thinking that's a fat person.
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