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Re: 2020-21 Rotation

Postby upbasketballfan » Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:00 am

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upbasketballfan wrote:Waterman didn't leave a starting job to come to Detroit to ride the pine.

Starters Davis, Waterman, Brandon and Thompson. The 5th spot will be shared between Kuol, Fraser, Isiani, Rose and the new Big yet to sign. The 5th spot will be decided by match ups.


Coach has been saying for two years that he wants someone else to bring the ball up, that he wants a PG to lighted AD's load. Coach brought in two guards specifically to help with ball-handling. This lineup doesn't do that. As a matter of fact, we have a guard-heavy roster and this rotation is a single guard.


Last year we didn't have a big who could handle the ball. This year we have 2 who are comfortable with it. I think Waterman is a lot better player then some on here are giving him credit. A big who can handle the ball is a very good press breaker. Last year AD really didn't have much help scoring and against pressure he not only had to break the press but also had to score in the last 20 seconds of the clock after extending himself getting the ball up the floor. Moore had to help break the pressure last year and he was not that comfortable handling the ball. Last year Kampe used Brechtling to break the press especially against a man press. Now we do have some height to go over the top and more people who are comfortable with their handles. We need to put our best players on the floor as much as possible and not be consumed with presubscribed notions.
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Re: 2020-21 Rotation

Postby NC Titan » Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:25 pm

upbasketballfan wrote:
NC Titan wrote:
upbasketballfan wrote:Waterman didn't leave a starting job to come to Detroit to ride the pine.

Starters Davis, Waterman, Brandon and Thompson. The 5th spot will be shared between Kuol, Fraser, Isiani, Rose and the new Big yet to sign. The 5th spot will be decided by match ups.


Coach has been saying for two years that he wants someone else to bring the ball up, that he wants a PG to lighted AD's load. Coach brought in two guards specifically to help with ball-handling. This lineup doesn't do that. As a matter of fact, we have a guard-heavy roster and this rotation is a single guard.


Last year we didn't have a big who could handle the ball. This year we have 2 who are comfortable with it. I think Waterman is a lot better player then some on here are giving him credit. A big who can handle the ball is a very good press breaker. Last year AD really didn't have much help scoring and against pressure he not only had to break the press but also had to score in the last 20 seconds of the clock after extending himself getting the ball up the floor. Moore had to help break the pressure last year and he was not that comfortable handling the ball. Last year Kampe used Brechtling to break the press especially against a man press. Now we do have some height to go over the top and more people who are comfortable with their handles. We need to put our best players on the floor as much as possible and not be consumed with presubscribed notions.


I'd be shocked to see starting lineup with a single guard. Sure, some of the bigs can help break the press and handle the ball in half-court plays, but it's unlikely that you'll see one of them bringing the ball upcourt. Again, Coach has said for two recruiting seasons that he wants another ball-handling guard to relieve the pressure on AD. A center with soft hands is not the answer.
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Re: 2020-21 Rotation

Postby Commissioner » Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:08 pm

Fraser, Davis, Waterman, Brandon, Thompson.

Assuming we play.
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Re: 2020-21 Rotation

Postby Hoopster_Now_In_DC » Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:43 am

Commissioner wrote:Assuming we play.


It’s not likely.

This will be a great year to absorb education and all the benefits it produces over a lifetime. This season the “student|athlete” is now shorten to just plain old “student”.

Welcome to the real world guys.
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Re: 2020-21 Rotation

Postby titanmike » Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:47 am

Hoopster_Now_In_DC wrote:
Commissioner wrote:Assuming we play.


It’s not likely.

This will be a great year to absorb education and all the benefits it produces over a lifetime. This season the “student|athlete” is now shorten to just plain old “student”.

Welcome to the real world guys.


They will play.
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Re: 2020-21 Rotation

Postby NC Titan » Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:54 am

Fraser, Davis, Kuol, Brandon, Thompson.
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Re: 2020-21 Rotation

Postby Hoopster_Now_In_DC » Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:12 pm

titanmike wrote:
Hoopster_Now_In_DC wrote:
Commissioner wrote:Assuming we play.


It’s not likely.

This will be a great year to absorb education and all the benefits it produces over a lifetime. This season the “student|athlete” is now shorten to just plain old “student”.

Welcome to the real world guys.


They will play.


I’m not so certain. Actually, no one is at all levels - I might add.

https://www.freep.com/story/sports/high ... 443961002/

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