Making the board a little less insufferable
- Sep 1, 2011
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Lamb's the one who needs another year. His ballhandling lately has been very poor. You don't account for as many turnovers as he has without handle issues (especially when you're not even making passes like your PG is)
He also needs to learn to deal with a screen.
You surely are not the only one.
On top of not dealing with screens well, it seems like he also tries to anticipate too much. He'll jump a passing lane, or go for a head fake, or collapse to the post and leave his guy wide open outside.
I'm more concerned about his defense. Not sure if I'm the only one who has noticed a huge regression in his defense from the end of last sesaon.
His D is right up there with CV & Rudy as far as some of the worst I've seen in a Husky uniform. Both Jeremy and Shabazz have had big time drop offs in their D and its causing total team breakdowns because they constantly give up penetration causing help defenders to collapse. Then there is their inability to play through screens on the perimeter or guard their man while they're off the ball.
It's a direct quote, buddy. It's just a matter of whether he changes his mind between now and June.
Aren't these decisions usually made after the season is over? He better mean it because a statement like that could negatively impact recruiting of another big man such as Bennett. If we lose a recruit and then Drummond leaves that would suck. It is probably best not to make statements like that. On the other hand, him saying he is coming back could also help us land a recruit who might want to play with him next year. Are we still ineligible for the NCAA tourney next year? Why would he want to come back if we can't go to the tourney?
Some of the regression in defense might be attributed to the massive amount of minutes they both play. It's hard to be the primarily ball handler and play in your face defense for a full 40 minutes. This is where the lack of depth really hurts us, although, Lamb really has no excuse tonight considering he only played 24 minutes. Ideally, I'd like to keep the minutes of Shabazz and Lamb to 35 minutes maximum. With the depth we have at the small forward position, we could do with less of the three guard lineup.
It's odd, as people seem to have completely forgotten about the fact that as of right now, this team is not eligable for the tourney next year. We are all hopeful that it will change, but it does seem like a legitimate possiblity.
Please forgive me for asking a dumb question, but won't they also be high picks next year, or after college? Actually, won't they even be HIGHER with more years of experience? What is the attraction? Money? I guess, as an older person, I look at the kids and think, what's three years? Just finish school! Then go make the money! I admire Kemba most for finishing college, and in three years. That is smart. He has serious drive.I think both Lamb and Drummond should stay but both players would be high draft picks this year.
I see. Thanks!I think some of them worry that they won't perform like they did the previous year and their draft stock will drop. So, if they had a dream season as freshman and have a feeling they won't be able to do as well next season, they'll enter the draft while they are as attractive a pick as ever.
Please forgive me for asking a dumb question, but won't they also be high picks next year, or after college? Actually, won't they even be HIGHER with more years of experience? What is the attraction? Money? I guess, as an older person, I look at the kids and think, what's three years? Just finish school! Then go make the money! I admire Kemba most for finishing college, and in three years. That is smart. He has serious drive.