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Who ya got?
I mean I'm always going to take the field but fuck how good they should be.
Who knows at this point. Calipari has only won once, even though he's had great talent before. Maybe these recruits can't shoot free throws either.
How good is that though? The only guys that have shown out at a consistent top level are Andrew Harrison, Julius Randle, and Andrew Wiggins. The rest are either wildly inconsistent (Aaron Harrison) or more projection guys than anything else (Young, Lee, Dakari Johnson).
That doesn't even begin to take into account potential chemistry issues, injuries, foul trouble, running up against a hot team, etc.
we've seen really good, tested and experience teams lose in the NCAAT -- 1991 UNLV, 1999 Duke. The one-and-down tournament makes it that way.
I'll take the field, though if UK gets Wiggins they are going to be ridiculous (not that they won't be without him)
Field. They will be crazy talented but it takes more than that to win a title. There also could be some pretty good teams out there, particularly Louisville if everyone comes back and they can replace Siva.
Last month Pitino said Dieng was probably going to declare.
Replacing the most important player on a title teamisn't an easy task
Just wait until they get Smotrycz'd
Wow. This is NOT roomy!
True, which is why I said if they can replace him. They have some really talented point guards coming in I believe, but Siva was the man. He totally dictated their pace and the way they played. If Dieng and/or Smith leaves, that will hurt, especially since Ware is unlikely to give them anything.
Louisville's probably gonna be replacing Dieng and Smith, too.
Dakari Johnson is ready to come in and be fairly dominant defensively IMO. Not a total project.
What's the deal with their freshmen this year? Noel is gone I assume, Goodwin and Poythress too? Obviously Cauley-Stein will be back, but he's kind of a turd.
Wat. Cauley-Stein will be a lottery pick in the next NBA Draft.
I thought he announced he was coming back next year?
Goodwin is gone, Poythress announced he is coming back.
Poythress will be a stud next year. Wiltjer is a pain in the ass too.
They're going to be absolutely loaded..
I mean in the next one as in not this one but the next one. Sorry.
Point being is I don't think he is a turd.
It's a very combustible situation. After seeing what happened this year, I'm not sure why they're the favorite necessarily, let alone the runaway favorite.
ah I see.. Didn't watch him much this season but wasn't impressed when I did. Didn't he have some ridiculous game against Tennessee after Noel went down?
Because unlike this past year they have multiple talented players returning from the previous season, and the Harrison Twins, Julius Randle, and Dakari Johnson are substantially better than frosh Goodwin, Poythress, and even Noel.
Noel was a) the consensus #1 recruit and b) pretty damn good before his injury so I'm not buying that Randle and especially Johnson are walking and are going to be substantially better.
That aside this year's team was certainly talented enough to do damage but instead didn't make the tourney or win even one postseason game so I remain a skeptic.
I think this season was a flop because of point guard play. Like I said, I didn't watch a lot of Kentucky, but when i did Harrow often struggled. Especially with Cal's offense, PG play is essential.
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