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    My Lucca Theory

    Here is my theory on the whole timing of this situation. Lucca almost got hurt at the end of the Nebraska game and I think it scared him way too much. Remember the loose ball at the end of the game where somebody jumped and landed on his legs? He has already had knee problems in the past. I remember the McDermott quote that doctors said he had the knees of a 35 year old. I think Lucca completely panicked when he almost got hurt again and said I better sign a contract before I get hurt. Not a good reason but about the only thing I can come up with to explain the timing. I just hope he didn't sign the deal before he quit or we could have to possibly forfeit wins.



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    Re: My Lucca Theory

    Quote Originally Posted by hursts View Post
    Here is my theory on the whole timing of this situation. Lucca almost got hurt at the end of the Nebraska game and I think it scared him way too much. Remember the loose ball at the end of the game where somebody jumped and landed on his legs? He has already had knee problems in the past. I remember the McDermott quote that doctors said he had the knees of a 35 year old. I think Lucca completely panicked when he almost got hurt again and said I better sign a contract before I get hurt. Not a good reason but about the only thing I can come up with to explain the timing. I just hope he didn't sign the deal before he quit or we could have to possibly forfeit wins.
    This wasn't panic...It was thought out.



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    Re: My Lucca Theory

    Doubt it. If he's so afraid of an injury then why is he going pro?


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    Re: My Lucca Theory

    Hasn't he apparently been in contact with an agent for awhile? This wasn't a snap decision.



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    Re: My Lucca Theory

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyched View Post
    Doubt it. If he's so afraid of an injury then why is he going pro?

    Pro ball! It pays more than college...at least more than ISU, maybe not Kentucky!



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    Re: My Lucca Theory

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyched View Post
    Doubt it. If he's so afraid of an injury then why is he going pro?
    Seriously?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyched View Post
    Doubt it. If he's so afraid of an injury then why is he going pro?
    Really? Take a step back and think about it. Pro ball pays money. College ball doesn't.



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    Re: My Lucca Theory

    I think it has a lot more to do with him sitting the last 9 minutes of the game (until he came in to shoot free throws).



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    Re: My Lucca Theory

    Quote Originally Posted by RHillman View Post
    Really? Take a step back and think about it. Pro ball pays money. College ball doesn't.
    Yeah. 6 hours of class today and I'm a little brain-fried


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    Re: My Lucca Theory

    Do you guys think Lucca was satisfied with his role on the team?



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    Re: My Lucca Theory

    Quote Originally Posted by kg-cyclone View Post
    Do you guys think Lucca was satisfied with his role on the team?
    No, im pretty sure he wanted to shoot 30 times a game.


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    Re: My Lucca Theory

    Fear of injury could be part of it, but I think he also looked at Craig's situation and thought it may cost Craig a lot of money not going pro last year, and maybe Lucca didn't want to risk not taking this opportunity, and yes, a reinjury or new injury could mean he'd never get a chance to go pro. There may also be other factors involved that none of us know about.



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    Re: My Lucca Theory

    Quote Originally Posted by kg-cyclone View Post
    Do you guys think Lucca was satisfied with his role on the team?
    Don't care. Most people I know felt that he didn't deserve to even start. It was speculated by some on here that a major reason he remained in the starting lineup was because his ego is so fragile. I have no idea if that's true, but I can't imagine McDermott believing that Lucca is a better basketball player than Christopherson.

    But maybe Lucca didn't recognize that and thought he should be playing even more or have more plays run for him. Afterall, he had aspirations of playing in the NBA until about two days ago. Whoever gave him that false hope must also be a huge fan of Devan Bawinkel.

    The issue isn't that we lost a great player. We didn't. It's that we lost a body, and we're kind of running out.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyched View Post
    Yeah. 6 hours of class today and I'm a little brain-fried

    Understandable. Crack a beer and cheer on ISU tonight.



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    Re: My Lucca Theory

    Quote Originally Posted by hursts View Post
    Here is my theory on the whole timing of this situation. Lucca almost got hurt at the end of the Nebraska game and I think it scared him way too much. Remember the loose ball at the end of the game where somebody jumped and landed on his legs? He has already had knee problems in the past. I remember the McDermott quote that doctors said he had the knees of a 35 year old. I think Lucca completely panicked when he almost got hurt again and said I better sign a contract before I get hurt. Not a good reason but about the only thing I can come up with to explain the timing. I just hope he didn't sign the deal before he quit or we could have to possibly forfeit wins.
    Or maybe Lucca told someone on Nebraska to tackle him so he had an excuse to leave ;-)



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