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The only knocks on Ellis from my end are defensively, that he disappears here and there offensively, and that he's a finesse player.
But every player has flaws, and things we can knock. The defensive issues really compromise this team, though. If he doesn't improve there, Self will have him on the bench like he did last season in stretches.
This is from wikisource so take it with what that's worth....
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I know there is the magical line of pre-1923 copyright. I wasn't sure if 1912 'Hawk would fall under that or not??
"Turner will have a 7"-8" height advantage"
True... but that doesn't mean he can score. I haven't seen any of his mechanics concerning back-to-the-basket scoring in the post. He's light, and light guys typically don't do well at scoring in the low post. Selden could be the best defender on him in the low post if he knows how to body up without fouling.
Do we remember a young Jeff Withey and how he got pushed around in the low post?
Good match-ups don't always seem to be logical. Often, the mistake is to go same-for-same on match-ups when the right thing is to consider specific aspects that make a difference. In this case, maybe Selden can just edge Myles out of the paint with his lower body... Or put just enough body on him during his post move to make him brick the shot.
Damn, MU 12th in the SEC almost makes up for all the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune!!!!!!
Now, if the forecast just holds true!!!!!
@drgnslayr I think there's a different mindset with this team. After Joel went down last year, our team was never the same. Tough is good. Tough wins games. I didn't see tough down the stretch last year - we couldn't dribble, we couldn't pass, we couldn't defend. We looked taut as a trot line full of turtles.
What I take away from the team photo ( on another thread) is that Perry and Wayne flank Coach. I don't think that's by accident. I have hope for Perry, even though he's been softer than a marshmallow. I think Perry is still growing as a player - i think he will show improvement on both ends of the floor this year, and will probably lead us in scoring. Hopefully, the defense gets better.
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That bullpen is what's impressed me the most. I've seen Herrera for years terrorize Sox hitters. Davis is interesting. If you look at his stats, he's been a starter 3 different seasons, very average, if not below average stats, especially last year. 3 other years he's been a middle reliever with decent stats, especially this year. Phenomenal.
With just days before the start of training camp, the Minnesota Timberwolves are making a final push to acquire restricted free-agent guard Eric Bledsoe in a sign-and-trade with the Phoenix Suns, sources told ESPN.com.
Fruitless contract talks with the Suns soured point guard Eric Bledsoe's appetite for playing in Phoenix. The Wolves are offering Bledsoe the four-year, $63 million maximum level contract that he has been seeking, sources said, but because of cap restrictions, the only way he can join the team as currently constructed is through a sign-and-trade deal. Bledsoe and the Suns have been in a stalemate all summer after the team offered him a four-year, $48 million deal in July.
@Crimsonorblue22 I don't like them either, but I have to say that " Brooke Sassin " is a pretty cool name. Since I am the master of originality (or not) I'm going to go out on a limb and assume her nickname is " Assassin " .
One thing I have to say about Coach Weis: he is no longer masking that he has no idea which guys can play and which can't.
I added a News Feeds category and I pulled feeds from cjonline, kusports and wichita eagle, but only the cjonline one worked correctly. I'm reaching out to Gary Bedore about the kusports feed as I believe it should work with a small change on their end, and I'll see what I can do about wichita eagle one. This should be a really nice way of pulling our news from other sites in real time without having to manually do it.
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