Discussion in 'Nuttin' but Net' started by Matherly87, Feb 7, 2019.
One game and a one on one game where they're not competing. That's not a lot to base an opinion on.
This is why Lewis will never be capable of playing the 4, I've heard this outlandish idea frequently though. He often goes up against bigger players because Ranney is really small. He's not built to box out interior oriented players. The kid is barely big enough to be a college 3. Perimeter defender yes, but not ever going to be someone you can rely on for rebounds inside.
Not sure he'd be asked to play the 4 for us, unless we don't add a transfer. But with our switching, he'll have some matchups with them just going to have to play smart defense. And it depends on the matchup.
If we do add a stretch 4 and/or a true 5, I do like the idea of a small ball unit being used at times with Johnson and Lewis on the floor together as the 3 & 4. Need Johnson to improve his shooting some though.
Lewis will start at the 3 from day one. I've mentioned a rotation of Nembhard, Locke, Mann, Lewis and Payne as a passing whim mainly to see what they could do but not as our primary set. The good thing is Locke, Mann, Lewis and Payne have all been mentioned by various reviews for their above average defensive ability. Locke has already shown his ability. The others have all been chosen to take on an opposing top prospect and hampered their output.
You're a piece of work. What do you base your opinion on? Are you the Ranney team manager?
As of right now, Payne would not beat out Bassett for the starting spot at the 5 nor would he beat out Keyontae for the starting spot at the 4. Obviously, a lot can happen between now and then.
Leave the dig attempts aside. I base my opinion on watching film of numerous Ranney games, and I've seen a lot of Ranney from the time that it was a possibility that we'd land both Antoine and Lewis. Lewis is a cannon of an athlete but he needs some serious work fine-tuning his perimeter game. Once he gets better at that, he'll be lethal. But he's currently the 2nd option on Ranney's offense, that's just a fact. You can point to a preseason Slam magazine youtube video as your evidence that Lewis is better, that means zero in the grand scheme of things. Antoine was clearly letting Lewis win because he's not a dick and they're friends. Antoine averages significantly higher offensive numbers.
That said, we need Lewis more than Antoine. Lewis is a vocal leader. He does the dirty work on the team. If I had the choice of the two players I'd take Lewis.
Yep I've shared the same about Payne before if he starts or not. I do think he will start some games but tough to say until he settles in and if no injuries occur. One problem for next year that's not being throw out here. Bassett and Payne will both be foul prone next year. Bassett, we already know is foul riddled and Payne, like most freshmen, will find adjusting to different officials a bit troubling at times.
So, in other words, you haven’t watched Ranney in a while, because Lewis’s perimeter game is now fine tuned. Both players are great. Folks can argue as to who is better. The bottom line to me is that your response to my saying that Lewis will be better than Mann next season was the completely irrelevant statement that Lewis is not even the best player on his team. So, I guess that Klay Thompson would not be the best player on the Knicks because he is only the 3rd best player on his team. Makes a lot of sense.
I was responding to you saying that Lewis is the best player in his class, not that he will be better than Mann. Which is why I said he wasn't the best player on his own team. Learn how to remember what you previously said. It's not that hard because it's written.
Dailey was impressive for a freshman. 6’9” lefty who can handle the ball and shoot. Needs to work on his low post game. His Dad played in Europe for several years. Good family!
I'm sure Vanguard wishes they had his caliber of player around these days. My have they fallen. Eric Dailey Jr has the chance to lead IMG to even bigger things in the next 3 years.