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RE: College Basketball - 2/12/2009 3:56:40 PM   
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Watched a little of the U-Conn game it looks like Thabeat does more standing around then anything else. He really doesn't play with much energy in trying to find an opening to get the ball


He blocks shots and he'll get some rebounds against really poor front lines, but he doesn't play well against good college bigs. I think he's going to get eaten alive at the NBA level.


The problem with Thabeat is that you have to have a good feel for how close to his potential he is likely to go. He only started playing basketball the last few years. That leaves me with a sick feeling as the last player to fit that description was Michael Olowakandi.   

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RE: College Basketball - 2/12/2009 4:13:22 PM   
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Ya, I like 'em both.  Scheyer I have a bit of a problem with shot selection, but he's as good a shooter as there is in the country, so I can live with it.

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Come on, "as good a shooter as there is in the country"?  There is no comparison between him and guys like McClinton and Woodfox.


Pete you impress me. You know about my man Woodfox You are a college guru.

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RE: College Basketball - 2/12/2009 4:23:20 PM   
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Watched a little of the U-Conn game it looks like Thabeat does more standing around then anything else. He really doesn't play with much energy in trying to find an opening to get the ball


He blocks shots and he'll get some rebounds against really poor front lines, but he doesn't play well against good college bigs. I think he's going to get eaten alive at the NBA level.


The problem with Thabeat is that you have to have a good feel for how close to his potential he is likely to go. He only started playing basketball the last few years. That leaves me with a sick feeling as the last player to fit that description was Michael Olowakandi.   


Maybe it's not that bad, maybe he's Yinka Dare.
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RE: College Basketball - 2/12/2009 4:24:43 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Easy E

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Watched a little of the U-Conn game it looks like Thabeat does more standing around then anything else. He really doesn't play with much energy in trying to find an opening to get the ball


He blocks shots and he'll get some rebounds against really poor front lines, but he doesn't play well against good college bigs. I think he's going to get eaten alive at the NBA level.


The problem with Thabeat is that you have to have a good feel for how close to his potential he is likely to go. He only started playing basketball the last few years. That leaves me with a sick feeling as the last player to fit that description was Michael Olowakandi.   


Maybe it's not that bad, maybe he's Yinka Dare.


I really wanted to draft Yinka Dare...
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RE: College Basketball - 2/12/2009 4:26:38 PM   
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How do you think I remember his name all this time later. I would have had Yinka on the team for sure, but with GOD ShamGOD and Adonis Jordan as his backcourt, he'd have a higher ceiling than Shaq.
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RE: College Basketball - 2/12/2009 4:30:12 PM   
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I thought he was going to be a stud. You literally could not design a guy to look more like the perfect NBA center. Then you read stuff like this:

In the NBA, Dare played 110 games in four seasons with the Nets; in his rookie campaign, Dare played for three minutes before getting injured (torn ACL) and missing the rest of the season. The Nets left him unprotected during the 1995 expansion draft, but he was not selected by either the Toronto Raptors or the Vancouver Grizzlies. In his first full season (1995-96), in which he played a personal best 58 out of 82 games, he turned the ball over 72 times while registering no assists. He still holds the NBA record for most consecutive minutes played without an assist. During his four-year career, he would rack up a total of four assists accompanied by 96 turnovers. For his career, he averaged 2.1 points, 2.6 rebounds, and less than 0.1 assists per game.
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RE: College Basketball - 2/12/2009 4:31:48 PM   
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Uwe Blab or Yinka Dare.. who was better?
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RE: College Basketball - 2/12/2009 5:43:02 PM   
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Ya, I like 'em both.  Scheyer I have a bit of a problem with shot selection, but he's as good a shooter as there is in the country, so I can live with it.

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Come on, "as good a shooter as there is in the country"?  There is no comparison between him and guys like McClinton and Woodfox.


Pete you impress me. You about my man Woodfox You are a college guru.

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Yeah, I actually watched quite a few MO V Conf. games this year.  And Woodfox is one of the best shooters in the country and few people know about him. 

Providing your Blue Jays don't have a late season melt down, they'll be in the NCAA Tourney, then the rest of the country will get a chance to see him play.

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RE: College Basketball - 2/12/2009 7:56:49 PM   
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Stinka Dare-

Now there's a name from the past.
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RE: College Basketball - 2/12/2009 9:11:42 PM   
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Stinka Dare-

Now there's a name from the past.


Come on. Let's not speak ill of the dead. Even if his game has likely improved 6 feet under. Dare, Kandi and many others are classic examples of why you shouldn't get overly excited about the potential of a raw, undeveloped 7 footer.

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RE: College Basketball - 2/12/2009 9:37:07 PM   
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Ya, I like 'em both.  Scheyer I have a bit of a problem with shot selection, but he's as good a shooter as there is in the country, so I can live with it.

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Come on, "as good a shooter as there is in the country"?  There is no comparison between him and guys like McClinton and Woodfox.


Pete you impress me. You about my man Woodfox You are a college guru.

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Yeah, I actually watched quite a few MO V Conf. games this year.  And Woodfox is one of the best shooters in the country and few people know about him. 

Providing your Blue Jays don't have a late season melt down, they'll be in the NCAA Tourney, then the rest of the country will get a chance to see him play.


I've been to a half dozen of their games. Been a fan for many many years. Not your typical Creighton team. They've actually been booed after a loss this year. They're seen as too much flash and not the grind it out physical teams the Bluejay fans are used to. But they seem to be getting hot as the season runs down and they could be the favorite now to win the Valley tournament.

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RE: College Basketball - 2/12/2009 10:10:12 PM   
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Stinka Dare-

Now there's a name from the past.


Come on. Let's not speak ill of the dead. Even if his game has likely improved 6 feet under. Dare, Kandi and many others are classic examples of why you shouldn't get overly excited about the potential of a raw, undeveloped 7 footer.



Oh my bad, I did not not know Dare had passed.

Nice shot about seven footers though.
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RE: College Basketball - 2/12/2009 10:13:59 PM   
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Harden is looking really good tonight, except for his (seemingly) lack of interest at times handling the ball.

He's got 11 assists and spent a fair amount of time at the point.  I really don't quite understand his turnovers though.  He just seems careless with the ball sometimes when he's not even being pressured. 

He's going to be a very good NBA player, IMO.  He's strong and likes to rebound.  He definitely can pass but I can't see him playing the PG unless he gets much better at handling the ball.

Big win for AZ State. 
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RE: College Basketball - 2/12/2009 10:15:42 PM   
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Agreed, Pete.  As usual.

I freaking love Sendek.  Think he's a very great, extremely underrated coach.  And I've always felt that.  NC State is stupid as hell and delusional IMO.  You have to be realistic sometimes.  That school was never going to beat UNC and Duke; that's just reality.  The fact that he always had them in the running for 3rd was a testament to his ability IMO.

I've always thought the same way in the past about MN football, at least at the Dome (my perception has changed somewhat now, but not completely).  They should never have been expected to beat the Michigan's and Ohio States of the world. 

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RE: College Basketball - 2/12/2009 10:23:43 PM   
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Agreed, Pete.  As usual.

I freaking love Sendek.  Think he's a very great, extremely underrated coach.  And I've always felt that.  NC State is stupid as hell and delusional IMO.  You have to be realistic sometimes.  That school was never going to beat UNC and Duke; that's just reality.  The fact that he always had them in the running for 3rd was a testament to his ability IMO.

I've always thought the same way in the past about MN football, at least at the Dome (my perception has changed somewhat now, but not completely).  They should never have been expected to beat the Michigan's and Ohio States of the world. 

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I agree completely on Sendek.  I was a fan of his when he was at Miami. 
He always seems to get his kids to overachieve.
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RE: College Basketball - 2/12/2009 10:28:38 PM   
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Did you see Harangody go off for 32 and 17?  They absolutely crushed Louisville.

That ND team is hard to get a read on.  They most certainly were overrated early, but they're not as bad as their record.  They are really small though and they rely on Harangody and McAlarney for all their scoring.  McAlarney shoots well and they're competitive, if he doesn't, they suck.
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RE: College Basketball - 2/12/2009 10:36:19 PM   
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Yep, Pete.

No, didn't catch the game tonight.  Trying to carve out a lot more time for college ball upcoming here, but it's just tough gearing up for our season.  I've been pretty damn busy for baseball of late.

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RE: College Basketball - 2/12/2009 10:50:29 PM   
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Yeah McAlarney has the green light from anywhere inside half court. Dude absolutely fires it up.
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RE: College Basketball - 2/12/2009 10:53:28 PM   
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Watched a little of the U-Conn game it looks like Thabeat does more standing around then anything else. He really doesn't play with much energy in trying to find an opening to get the ball


He blocks shots and he'll get some rebounds against really poor front lines, but he doesn't play well against good college bigs. I think he's going to get eaten alive at the NBA level.

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I've been watching Thabeet very closely.  I think he's been reading the press clippings because over the last 4 or 5 games it seems that he is going out of his way to show that he is physical.  The problem is, it's mostly elbows, and for some reason he's been getting away with it.  He was called for one foul against Syracuse, despite fighting with Jackson most of the game. 

He really doesn't work for his rebounds and he's not a great post defender.  He's definitely a swatter and his presence is certainly felt, but I still think he benefits a great deal from having Adrien doing the dirty work.

Offensively, his footwork is so horrible, I don't know that he will ever turn into a back-to-the-basket threat. 

I think he's a big gamble for anybody at the 2 spot, but I doubt he'll last past that. 
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RE: College Basketball - 2/13/2009 12:44:44 AM   
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Harden is looking really good tonight, except for his (seemingly) lack of interest at times handling the ball.

He's got 11 assists and spent a fair amount of time at the point.  I really don't quite understand his turnovers though.  He just seems careless with the ball sometimes when he's not even being pressured. 

He's going to be a very good NBA player, IMO.  He's strong and likes to rebound.  He definitely can pass but I can't see him playing the PG unless he gets much better at handling the ball.

Big win for AZ State. 


I think he's absolutely a SG at the Pro level. Very much in the "Brandon Roy" mode as far as ball handling.

I watched a good portion of the game, and you're right, he was very sloppy at times.
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RE: College Basketball - 2/13/2009 12:46:13 AM   
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ORIGINAL: Pete C

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Watched a little of the U-Conn game it looks like Thabeat does more standing around then anything else. He really doesn't play with much energy in trying to find an opening to get the ball


He blocks shots and he'll get some rebounds against really poor front lines, but he doesn't play well against good college bigs. I think he's going to get eaten alive at the NBA level.

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I've been watching Thabeet very closely.  I think he's been reading the press clippings because over the last 4 or 5 games it seems that he is going out of his way to show that he is physical.  The problem is, it's mostly elbows, and for some reason he's been getting away with it.  He was called for one foul against Syracuse, despite fighting with Jackson most of the game. 

He really doesn't work for his rebounds and he's not a great post defender.  He's definitely a swatter and his presence is certainly felt, but I still think he benefits a great deal from having Adrien doing the dirty work.

Offensively, his footwork is so horrible, I don't know that he will ever turn into a back-to-the-basket threat. 

I think he's a big gamble for anybody at the 2 spot, but I doubt he'll last past that. 


If we have all our picks come draft time, and he slides, I'd be fine risking the Miami pick on him.
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RE: College Basketball - 2/13/2009 8:44:34 AM   
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Harden is looking really good tonight, except for his (seemingly) lack of interest at times handling the ball.

He's got 11 assists and spent a fair amount of time at the point.  I really don't quite understand his turnovers though.  He just seems careless with the ball sometimes when he's not even being pressured. 

He's going to be a very good NBA player, IMO.  He's strong and likes to rebound.  He definitely can pass but I can't see him playing the PG unless he gets much better at handling the ball.

Big win for AZ State. 


I think he's absolutely a SG at the Pro level. Very much in the "Brandon Roy" mode as far as ball handling.

I watched a good portion of the game, and you're right, he was very sloppy at times.


None the less I would gladly package Foye and our pick from Miami to move up to #2 and grab Harden.

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RE: College Basketball - 2/13/2009 9:44:32 AM   
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After the Gopher womens game last night, I caught the end of Illinois-NW.  What a complete meltdown by NW.  That has to be one for the ages.  Illinois did not lead until the final basket.  How embarrassing for NW fans, especially when you're outnumbered at a home game....to have your guys just give it away like that.  That's why they will always be Northwestern.  NW lead by like 14 with 5 minutes left.  It got to the point where they were relieved to just make it across half court and burn the shot clock.  More often than not, though, they would cross half court and turn the ball over. 

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RE: College Basketball - 2/13/2009 12:16:23 PM   
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ORIGINAL: TJSweens

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ORIGINAL: David Levine

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ORIGINAL: Pete C

Harden is looking really good tonight, except for his (seemingly) lack of interest at times handling the ball.

He's got 11 assists and spent a fair amount of time at the point.  I really don't quite understand his turnovers though.  He just seems careless with the ball sometimes when he's not even being pressured. 

He's going to be a very good NBA player, IMO.  He's strong and likes to rebound.  He definitely can pass but I can't see him playing the PG unless he gets much better at handling the ball.

Big win for AZ State. 


I think he's absolutely a SG at the Pro level. Very much in the "Brandon Roy" mode as far as ball handling.

I watched a good portion of the game, and you're right, he was very sloppy at times.


None the less I would gladly package Foye and our pick from Miami to move up to #2 and grab Harden.


Oh absolutely, he's the guy I want. My ideal backcourt would be Sessions and Harden with Foye as 6th man.

I was just saying Ii see no need to even try to make him a PG. He's got the size and skillset to be a very good SG at this level.
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RE: College Basketball - 2/13/2009 12:34:37 PM   
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I agree. I absolutely see him as a SG and would gladly part with Foye plus the #1 from the Heat if that was what it took to get into position to draft him. We would still be light at PG, but we would have a true SG who is better than Mayo IMO.

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