- Aug 17, 2011
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I freak!ng hate that blog. They beg for hits by trying to be edgy and catchy, especially with the social media.
I thought Porter made some good points, but to call that play "dirty" is irresponsible. Lots of kids have trouble setting a proper screen. Also, he seems to relish arguing with commenters, which is very unprofessional. If he has higher aspirations, he needs to develop a thicker skin and think long term before making such harsh comments.
I thought Porter made some good points, but to call that play "dirty" is irresponsible. Lots of kids have trouble setting a proper screen.
I thought so too until I watched the replay. It's hard to project intent on the screener, but the kid clearly was set, then as Bazz went to go around him, he stuck his knee out a couple of inches to initiate contact with Bazz's knee. It was either a dirty play or an extremely wreckless play. In either case, he should have been thrown out of the game, in my opinion. Chopping a man's leg should be a cardinal sin in basketball, as it's one of the few ways you can inflict a bad leg injury on an opponent.I thought Porter made some good points, but to call that play "dirty" is irresponsible.
If it was as big as a factor as suggested, it bodes well for the team. I seem to remember Bazz getting tripped on a drive, a no-call resulting in a turnover. Can't remember if this was before or after the pick.
I agree with most of your comments, but not sure what to think about Bazz's performance. Based on how he's played this season and last, I'm inclined to think that something was wrong, may it been an injury or two, or possibly even illness. I've mentioned this a few times, but there's a real bad virus going around and those who've had it, like I did, it knocks the h*ll out of you. Big time fatigue, and even worse, knocks you to the floor of the bathroom for a half-day or so when you first get it. Not saying he had it or was coming down with it, but he sure looked shaky to me.The problem was not Shabazz's leg it was Shabazz's play and bad decision making. He looked slow and lethargic as did Boatright. Not to mention both he and Boatright got manhandled by Theodore on both ends of the court. Also our big guys were non-existent and avoided contact which is troubling. I need to see Oriakhi and Drummond get mad and start bullying people out there with vengeance ala Jeff Adrien and Hash.
Drummond really needs to man up and start using his body and dominating people on defense and offense. He is playing way too finesse for my liking as is the whole team. There is no reason to be shut down by Herb Pope, Auda, and company of the Seton Hall front court. Also Blaney was abysmal at managing the game and calling timeouts. I am thankful Calhoun is coming back immediately. Forget about box out drills and Stop. Calhoun needs to smack the big guys in the mouth and make them play like the big bad UConn huskies of old.
If you read the quotes after that game the coach Kevin Willard and Theodore seemed confident they could shut down Napier and UConn as a whole. They knew Lamb would score but everyone else they felt could be shut down.
Shout out to Giffey. He should be playing double them minutes he plays now or starting at the 3. He is very athletic, very good defender, and can hit the open jumper something Roscoe and Daniels have not done consistently.