Discussion in 'Nuttin' but Net' started by twodaparty, Apr 8, 2021.
Steve Nash.....is that you?
He seems like a great kid but he didn’t progress much and can’t handle the ball. We’ve upgraded at guard with the transfers.
Just imagine if Jitoboh put in the work like Mann did last summer. He could dominate.
JJ had the best hands of any of our big guys this year. Hopefully he can contribute 12-15 minutes next year. But not as a ball handler. On the other hand, imagine a 6''1", 180 pound defender deciding whether to try to draw a charge if JJ was dribbling down court with a full head of steam!
Hell, give him some minutes at pg. Whats the worst that could happen?
How many more transfers? Hopefully none. We need to recruit good high school players instead. This will all backfire. Filling up with lower level power 5 and mid-major players is not going to get us championships. Alabama and Kentucky are building with good high school players. I know Uk didn’t make the tournament this year but they have several championships under cal and they will get more.
certainly agree that developing HS talent is the way to build champion teams. On the other hand, we’ve lost the players we’ve lost—saying that he should leave spots on the roster open rather than filling them with the (very good) transfer prospects we are getting is just silly.
Just say you hate White or don't follow sports. He has 1 and that was more Anthony Davis than Cal. Transfers are equivalent to 1 and done. Sure you want 3-4 year players but you also sprinkle in impact transfers or 1 and done type.
I don't see much difference between one year with seasoned grad transfers (White) and one year with highly touted freshmen ( Calipari).
What I do see as an ongoing problem is how many freshmen leave our program after just a year and how that might deter potential four year guys to commit.
Not sure, White and Mullen position the University of Florida as an outstanding place and value to get a graduate degree, but I like the experience of a Stewart Reese, who might be drafted by the NFL, but is looking well beyond when his playing days are over.
Not sure this is still true in today’s game.
I think it is still true, but works differently. It was once the case that even future NBA stars at Duke were expected to graduate and shamed by fans for not doing so. Now you have something like tiers of players and tiers of teams with intermixing. Kentucky is the obvious example of just pursuing the best talent without any real thought of development. You have very good, perennial powers who mix top-tier players with those who need to be developed. You have other very good teams with consistent success that focus on development, chemistry, fit, etc.—and perhaps supplement with a one-and-done or transfer now and then.
But as between having players who commit to a system and improve year-on-year, while gaining experience and maturity, on the one hand, and reloading with multiple transfers annually, on the other, ANY COACH would prefer the former. Let’s give credit to CMW for his ability to fill his roster. But let’s not pretend that it is some sort of long term strategy or preference—that this is “all part of the plan”.
frankly, I don’t care as long as he wins. We have a bunch of new players and I’ll cheer for them next year. I don’t need to complain about them or denigrate the quality of their previous competition before they even take to the court.
I think several of the transfers have more than 1 year remaining.
Well with the free year and now the one transfer waiver looking very likely moving forward, transfers will undoubtedly play a major role in recruiting. The number of overall transfers will increase percentage-wise similar to how we saw grad transfer numbers increased.