Page 27 of 31 FirstFirst ... 172526272829 ... LastLast
Results 261 to 270 of 304
  1. #261
    Sophomore
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Location
    FL, on the Cape
    Posts
    1,222
    Quote Originally Posted by Tim View Post
    The talent is there. But the issues I see with Claude are...

    1. He does not have the clutch gene.
    2. Every player makes mistakes, but it seems to me his are almost always the most critical, pivotal, tone-setting, or momentum changing.
    3. His constant attempts at the 3 have become selfish at this point.
    4. In addition to lacking consistency from one game to the next, he lacks consistency from one half to the next in the same game.
    5. I have no evidence other than the eye test, but he looks lazy to me the way he plays, especially mentally.

    I don't mean to pile on Claude, I'm harder on him compared to the Euros and bigs because he DOES have the talent and my expectations for him are higher than what he is delivering, but they are NOT higher than what he CAN deliver, and part of that is passion.
    The guy has carried us at many points this year. I can’t imagine what this s*it-show would have looked like without him. His mistakes at crucial times— well, he is the one with the ball at crucial times. Frankly, his game this year reminds me a lot of Naji’s during his last couple years, in which he was forced to carry a bad team.

    We also don’t talk enough about the fact Claude was asked to Carey the team while playing out of position. His growth may not be on a perfect trajectory, but he is the least of my worries. — Now watch, he won’t play the rest of the season, as it becomes evident he is the one in Sean‘s doghouse. :)
    Bjork Vanishes After Fan Tricks Her Into Saying Name Backwards ~ TheHardTimes.netb

  2. #262
    All-Conference
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    8,469
    I’ve said from the beginning of the season:

    1) Claude did not get better. Yes, his averages have gone up because of more minutes and more opportunity, but I can’t pinpoint any skill development that is better than last year, and his shooting is worse. I do think he’s a great piece on a good team, but he doesn’t seem to be built for the lead role.
    2) This roster isn’t good enough.

    Both were accurate then and still accurate today.

  3. #263
    Supporting Member bjf123's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Section 105
    Posts
    5,573

    Sean Miller: The Thread

    Sound alike we might see a very different group of guys playing tomorrow night.

    https://x.com/barstoolsports/status/...ZFkQ7RbyDYbL8g


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Last edited by bjf123; 02-27-2024 at 08:28 PM.
    Golf is a relatively simple game, played by reasonably intelligent people, stupidly.

  4. #264
    Supporting Member XUGRAD80's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Posts
    3,580
    I think that both things are true….

    Claude has carried the team at times and statistically is the 2nd best player on the team

    Claude also disappears at times, isn’t a great clutch player, and has holes in his game


    But he’s still just a true sophomore and hopefully will fill some of those holes over the next two years. I don’t think that he will ever become a good 3 point shooter though.

  5. #265
    Quote Originally Posted by XUGRAD80 View Post
    I think that both things are true….

    Claude has carried the team at times and statistically is the 2nd best player on the team

    Claude also disappears at times, isn’t a great clutch player, and has holes in his game


    But he’s still just a true sophomore and hopefully will fill some of those holes over the next two years. I don’t think that he will ever become a good 3 point shooter though.
    This is what I know.....it will be a HUGE loss if he transfers. He is a Steele guy.
    President of the Eddie Johnson Fan Club

  6. #266
    SLU GRAD, XAVIER SUPERFAN D-West & PO-Z's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Montgomery
    Posts
    17,162
    Quote Originally Posted by Tim View Post
    Claude has no heart and I'm sure Miller is targeting him in his comments. It's stunning to me that posters i respect think he's developed significantly from last year to now.

    Also, at least the same hysterical poster that keeps pointing fingers at Miller is being taken to the woodshed so there's that.
    Fresh: 20.8 mins/game, 42.3 FG%, 29.3 3pt%, 57.1 FT%, 2.5 rebs, 1.8 assts, 0.8 steals, 4.7 pts
    Soph: 33.6 mins/game, 40.4 FG%, 21.3 3pt%, 78.7 FT%, 4.3 rebs, 3.4 assists, 1 steal, 15.5 pts

    There is zero doubt he has developed significantly. He's had to take on a lot more than last year obviously. His shooting is down, I think that is partly from the volume increase from last year to this year and being the guy or one of the guys and needing to be more selective.

    Did he make the jump some expected? No. Some thought he could be 1st team all BE. He didn't make that level jump. But he still had to take on a lot more and made a jump.

    The next step is taking a jump from soph to jr year similar to one Colby took. Colby greatly improved his 3pt % and his overall play. Let's hope Des can do the same.
    "Iím willing to sacrifice everything for this team. Iím going to dive for every loose ball, close out harder on every shot, block out for every rebound. Iím going to play harder than Iíve ever played. And I need you all to follow me." -MB '17

  7. #267
    SLU GRAD, XAVIER SUPERFAN D-West & PO-Z's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Montgomery
    Posts
    17,162
    Quote Originally Posted by bleedXblue View Post
    He's the only guy on the roster right now with a legit shot at an NBA career.
    Not true.

    https://www.espn.com/nba/insider/ins...nd-projections

    ESPN just came out with a 2025 NBA Mock draft. They have Swain the 2nd pick in the 2nd round #32 overall.
    "Iím willing to sacrifice everything for this team. Iím going to dive for every loose ball, close out harder on every shot, block out for every rebound. Iím going to play harder than Iíve ever played. And I need you all to follow me." -MB '17

  8. #268
    All-Conference
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    8,469
    I don’t think Miller was calling out Claude, but could be wrong. I guess we will see tonight.

  9. #269
    Supporting Member UCGRAD4X's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    The Shadow of St. X
    Posts
    4,967
    Quote Originally Posted by D-West & PO-Z View Post
    Fresh: 20.8 mins/game, 42.3 FG%, 29.3 3pt%, 57.1 FT%, 2.5 rebs, 1.8 assts, 0.8 steals, 4.7 pts
    Soph: 33.6 mins/game, 40.4 FG%, 21.3 3pt%, 78.7 FT%, 4.3 rebs, 3.4 assists, 1 steal, 15.5 pts

    There is zero doubt he has developed significantly. He's had to take on a lot more than last year obviously. His shooting is down, I think that is partly from the volume increase from last year to this year and being the guy or one of the guys and needing to be more selective.

    Did he make the jump some expected? No. Some thought he could be 1st team all BE. He didn't make that level jump. But he still had to take on a lot more and made a jump.

    The next step is taking a jump from soph to jr year similar to one Colby took. Colby greatly improved his 3pt % and his overall play. Let's hope Des can do the same.
    FG% down, 3pt% down considerable, FT% way up mostly because last year sucked badly - but ok,

    If you consider more than 60% increase in min/game, rebs, assists, steal hardly up at all (rebounds perhaps because nobody else is and assists because he is in that position more).

    I like Des and hope this year ends up as an anomaly but hardly 'significant' in my practically worthless opinion.
    I don't always drink beer, but when I do, I drink 2XS.

  10. #270
    I still believe. muskiefan82's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    4,834
    Quote Originally Posted by drudy23 View Post
    I don’t think Miller was calling out Claude, but could be wrong. I guess we will see tonight.
    I was thinking this was a Gytis/Lazar directed comment
    We've come a long way since my bench seat at the Fieldhouse!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •