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    Lucca

    Just curious to hear what people think of Lucca's performance so far this year.



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    Re: Lucca

    obviously still rusty...i do think sitting out of competition hurt some of his game, he has looked a bit out of control at times. Hopefully he can bounce back and get on form.



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    Re: Lucca

    He still isn't 100% yet, so I will give him more time. I think people need to lower their expectations about this kid for this year.



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    Re: Lucca

    He seems a step slow on defense and a step too fast on offense.

    I don't know if it's his knee bothering him or what, but he kind of lumbers along on D, especially laterally.

    On offense, he is just rushing a few things. He's had some nice ideas of where passes should go, etc., but they end up in a turnover.

    He's gonna be fine when these things even out. Nice looking stroke, and great court awareness.



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    Re: Lucca

    I think he is playing well for a first year player. I feel like he is really pushing it and wants to light it up. I think when he slows down and lets the game come to him, he will do fine.



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    Re: Lucca

    I think people just need to calm down & see what he can do this year for a couple of reasons.

    1) He sat out a full year from game competition.
    2) He's coming off of knee surgery.

    Too many people on here are expecting him to be the next Hornacek/Hoiberg and I'm not sure the kid really deserves that. Let's let him figure things out & grow into what Lucca Staiger can be. He really seems to be pressing & forcing things at times & it wouldn't surprise me if that didn't have something to do with the huge expectations that most of the ISU fan base has placed upon him. Frankly, I think the best thing that we could do as fans is just relax with what we think Lucca should or could be doing & just let him figure things out on his own.



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    Re: Lucca

    He really wants to get rolling but his knee is holding him back a little. When he settles down and gets 100%, he is going to be good. He needs to keep shooting and have that one game to get him on track.



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    Re: Lucca

    So basically everyone is saying he isn't living up to the hype? Which was way out of control to begin with.


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    Re: Lucca

    He's not healthy so no, not up to the hype.



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    Re: Lucca

    Quote Originally Posted by shagcarpetjesus View Post
    I think people just need to calm down & see what he can do this year for a couple of reasons.

    1) He sat out a full year from game competition.
    2) He's coming off of knee surgery.

    Too many people on here are expecting him to be the next Hornacek/Hoiberg and I'm not sure the kid really deserves that. Let's let him figure things out & grow into what Lucca Staiger can be. He really seems to be pressing & forcing things at times & it wouldn't surprise me if that didn't have something to do with the huge expectations that most of the ISU fan base has placed upon him. Frankly, I think the best thing that we could do as fans is just relax with what we think Lucca should or could be doing & just let him figure things out on his own.

    was he not playing in Europe?

    I think Lucca was way overhyped....which is unfortunate for him.


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    Re: Lucca

    Not anywhere close to the hype some on this board built up around him. However, he should turn into a solid player...


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    Re: Lucca

    Well, so far, a few others also have not been overwhelming scorers on this team. Give him a break. Wait till January and then evaluate.


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    Re: Lucca

    He didn't live up to my hype.

    I fully expected a 30 pt. avg. at this point. Since he doesn't have at least 3 alley oop dunks at this point, I think it's a lost cause.

    But in all seriousness, I like his size and ability to take a defender out of the double down defense game because they always need to stay true to him. When he settles in and is comfortable driving and dishing I think he will come into his own. Creating space to nail those 3 pointers will be his biggest growing pain.



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    Re: Lucca

    As noted, he's rather slow.

    Hopefully that will improve.



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    Re: Lucca

    He seems to play a little dirty (I noticed more than one cheap shot last night) but we also need someone to do that a little bit...



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