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Discussion in 'Mens Basketball' started by Messi, Dec 12, 2018.
Surprised he ended up at a high major
I don’t know what his goals are. If his goal is to be the first Nova Scotian to play in the NBA, a change of scenery and a year off may do him good.
In most timelines, he is best off financially by making what he can playing basketball at a young age, but I would guess there are NBA teams that think he has a chance at a career because he can really shoot the ball paired with good athletic ability.
I do not think he is going to run into a roster more custom-made to feature him than ours is next year. We have good complementary guards in Haliburton and Nixon who will feed him and play defense for him, a good (and perhaps not great, leaving it to him to lead with the scoring) selection of big men, and not a lot proven behind him to reduce his minutes. If he really is just done with Prohm and wants to go elsewhere, then so be it, but I do not think he is going to run into a situation with a better design to feature him than what we have.
I think Prohm probably had Talen in mind for that niche next year before he turned out to be better (or, at least, more attractive in the draft) than we thought he would be after one season. Wigginton would slide right into it, though, and put up 20+ a night while doing it.
I agree, and think Lindell would be a good fit next to Haliburton and Nixon on defense in addition to offense. Lindell plays big for his size and is a great rebounder.
I think there's a little bit trolling, only because I'm 100% certain he reads this board. Not that I should be giving him enough credit to recognize how dumb some of his questions are.
Musselman is picking right up where he left off at Nevada with transfers.
That Is the problem. He thought he was guaranteed a starting spot last season and he lost it do to injury.
I think Prohm got himself behind the Eight Ball on that one.
Weiler-Babb was clearly the best PG on the team.
Haliburton was the most well-rounded player, and Shayok was the best scorer.
Horton-Tucker was probably promised a starting spot during his recruitment.
No way you are going to go 5/0 with Talen at the 5, are you?
Wigginton was the odd man out.
Even if he feels burned by the situation, unless Jackson or Leech comes in and is an absolute monster as a scorer next year, then no way Wigginton does not start.
IMO, it was Haliburton v. Lindell for that starting spot and Prohm went with the player who was better for his team.
I think he handled it as well as he could. Two of his most talented players were playing with an eye toward their professional career. In the end, he just alternated them.
I love Lindell and would welcome him back with open arms but the guys you listed are also much better defenders than him.
Ok, now do the hypothetical situation where THT comes back because... or, how about Tucker wanted to come here but didn't like the lighting in Hilton...gotta love the abyss. The good thing is, this will all be known soon, so no vacuums/abysses to fill with completely random speculation.
Agreed on all of this.
A line-up with Shayok, Horton-Tucker, and Wigginton out there =
not a lot of defense
whollllllllllleeeeeeeeeeee lotta chuckin'
Haliburton was better than him and deserved the starting spot.
Wigginton should say "I need to get better -- to have a well-rounded game where I can score AND distribute AND play defense, like Haliburton can."
Not pine for his spot back.
I would have liked to see Halliburton's energy off the bench ... he would have been a great 6th man last season.
Lindell won 6 man of the year though.. And if there was someone who should not have been starting it probably should have been THT. He was unplayable at times.
In a perfect world, I think Wigginton earned it over Horton-Tucker.
Reality is complicated, though, because --
-- I think Prohm might have promised THT/Simeon a starting spot for him
-- Horton-Tucker could be a monster or awful... sometimes it makes sense to see if you have the hot or not version going that night as early as possible
-- if he is on, leave him out there, if not, then put in Wigginton for him
-- Wigginton still played more minutes in the Big 12 than Talen did
Taking Haliburton off the court just would have been a bad idea overall, though.
He was 6th man of the year....but I think starting mattered a lot to Lindell and he may have been better and more focused. Not sure Halliburton cared as much about starting and it would have been a different energy when he came in.
FYI - not saying Prohm decision was wrong he obviously knows the team and game better than me...just something I thought would be interesting to see last season.
I agree.. The situation was more complex than just flipping the two guys.
I mean does anyone have insider info on this. I thought the odds of LW coming back were less than 1%. Has anything changed that I've missed?