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    Monte Morris

    Can't say enough good things about this guy. 7 points, 4 assists, 1 rebound and 4 steals in 28 minutes of play, with 0 turnovers. That is just remarkable. My favorite lineup so far is Monte at the point, Kane at the two, with Hogue, Ejim and Niang. Seems like when MM comes in, the turnaround from the slow start begins. I'm not among the crowd calling for Thomas to be benched, but I think Monte has earned a starting spot.



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    Re: Monte Morris

    IMO, we are looking pretty good with MM at the point next year. Hopefully Fred can land an aggressive scoring 2-guard for next year. If not RV, then a juco or transfer. Naz and Matt are fine players, but they are role players on a team that could challenge for a league title, IMO. Maybe they will make drastic improvements between now and then, but I'd rather not role the dice.

    McKay will hopefully add to our depth and versatility down low next year.



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    Re: Monte Morris

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    Can't say enough good things about this guy. 7 points, 4 assists, 1 rebound and 4 steals in 28 minutes of play, with 0 turnovers. That is just remarkable. My favorite lineup so far is Monte at the point, Kane at the two, with Hogue, Ejim and Niang. Seems like when MM comes in, the turnaround from the slow start begins. I'm not among the crowd calling for Thomas to be benched, but I think Monte has earned a starting spot.
    Looks like you are among that crowd. But like many have said, it's not ripping on Thomas, Morris earned it.



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    Re: Monte Morris

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    I'm not among the crowd calling for Thomas to be benched, but I think Monte has earned a starting spot.
    If MM starts, then who gets benched?



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    Re: Monte Morris

    Agreed, he was a bright spot yesterday and looking forward to watching him develop.



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    Re: Monte Morris

    Monte is a player , needs to start Thomas hit the wall



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    Re: Monte Morris

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonesince78 View Post
    Looks like you are among that crowd. But like many have said, it's not ripping on Thomas, Morris earned it.
    I'm coming from the perspective that Morris has earned the shot rather than Thomas has lost the position if that makes sense.



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    Re: Monte Morris

    Monte is going to be a real good one. Really impressive how much he is improving week by week. Also the perfect situation where he doesn't have a ton of pressure on him and can learn from a veteran in Kane.


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    Re: Monte Morris

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    I'm coming from the perspective that Morris has earned the shot rather than Thomas has lost the position if that makes sense.
    Makes perfect sense to me. Fred tried to shake up Thomas' routine last night, and I think we'll see more of that in the future.



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    Re: Monte Morris

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal2001 View Post
    Makes perfect sense to me. Fred tried to shake up Thomas' routine last night, and I think we'll see more of that in the future.
    Matt did make a late appearance and hit a big three too, so I think a move like that might take the pressure off of him a bit.



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    Re: Monte Morris

    MM looks like he's sprung out of a cannon on the fast breaks. His court awareness, speed and passing ability reminds me of blalock.



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    Re: Monte Morris

    Matt still needs to pull the trigger a little quicker, but I'm sure that will come as he gains some more confidence.

    He was hitting EVERYTHING in the halftime warmups. I thought for sure he was going to go off. He looked better than I've seen him in a while.

    But back to the OP, Morris has certainly earned the time. He's playing very well right now.



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    Re: Monte Morris

    I though Thomas played great on D last night when he was in, got at least one big block and a steal



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    Re: Monte Morris

    Kinda random, but how did Morris not get charged with a turnover on the five second call?



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    Re: Monte Morris

    Quote Originally Posted by cybsball20 View Post
    Kinda random, but how did Morris not get charged with a turnover on the five second call?
    I'd like to see the tape on that inbounds and the blocking foul that was called on him with about 5 minutes to go.



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