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    Quote Originally Posted by muskiefan82 View Post
    I was thinking this was a Gytis/Lazar directed comment
    Agree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D-West & PO-Z View Post
    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.
    LOL ok

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    Quote Originally Posted by drudy23 View Post
    I donít think Miller was calling out Claude, but could be wrong. I guess we will see tonight.
    I dont know, but the lack of effort on D against Marq was almost across the board and unacceptable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bleedXblue View Post
    I dont know, but the lack of effort on D against Marq was almost across the board and unacceptable.
    Also agree. Seeing 5 walk one would be pretty funny. At this point, whatever.

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    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.
    I agree with you totally.

    Maybe I'm not looking at this properly, but looking at statistical data for a single player from one year to the next without factoring in the dynamics of the team that plays around and with him isn't a good way to evaluate his performance. Let's liken it to DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY in an Olympic dive. Desmond's "degree of difficulty" shot through the roof this year when Freemantle and Hunter went down. Imagine him being in a more fluid and effective offense with those two on the floor. What could his numbers have looked like then?

    For the nth time, we see a team that has come to lack an effective front court. Our backcourt has very little breathing room.
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    Yeah it certainly wasn't a Lazar comment since the guy didn't even play that game. Could be a Gytis comment, but I think it could be a few folks. Bringing in Colbert, makes me think it is directed toward one of the guards as well. Could be any of them. Honestly though I barely watched any of the second half ...no need to, and Miller probably thought the same lol.

    The only reason I am going to watch tonight is to see who plays.
    Last edited by Xville; 02-28-2024 at 12:08 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UCGRAD4X View Post
    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.
    His per 40 mins stats are all up as well. Points is doubled. He's made a jump. Significant is just relative I guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bleedXblue View Post
    LOL ok
    I mean you could just admit you were wrong......

    I'm not saying Swain will be drafted that high or surefire NBA but people a lot smarter than you and I when it comes to basketball have him targeted as a drafted player in 16 month and you think he doesn't even have a shot at the NBA.
    Last edited by D-West & PO-Z; 02-28-2024 at 12:26 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by D-West & PO-Z View Post
    I mean you could just admit you were wrong......

    I'm not saying Swain will be drafted that high or surefire NBA but people a lot smarter than you and I when it comes to basketball have him targeted as a drafted player in 16 month and you think he doesn't even have a shot at the NBA.
    I said legitimate chance. Of course he could make it, but his offensive game needs massive improvement.

    And I hope Im wrong in a big way.
    Last edited by bleedXblue; 02-28-2024 at 12:34 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D-West & PO-Z View Post
    I mean you could just admit you were wrong......

    I'm not saying Swain will be drafted that high or surefire NBA but people a lot smarter than you and I when it comes to basketball have him targeted as a drafted player in 16 month and you think he doesn't even have a shot at the NBA.
    yep i wrote about him a page or two back and thought I had seen or read that he was included in mock drafts. Not really that hard to figure out if you (not directed toward you just in general) watch the NBA at all as to why. He has the size and athleticism that NBA GM's love. Obviously he has to refine his game quite a bit, but he has the God given tools that make him attractive at that level.

    I liken it to the same discussion with people here who see a guy in high school score 30 points a game and wonder why he isn't a high d1 prospect. It's really not hard to figure those things out.

    For example, there are two sophomores here in Louisville that go to rival high schools (St. X and Trinity). The St X kid is 6'4 215 and an absolute beast in high school but plays mostly inside. The Trinity kid is 6'5, 175 but has guard skills. Not hard to figure out who the bigger d1 prospect is even if you hadn't seen them live. BTW UC supposedly has offered both. X is keeping an eye on the Trinity kid who already has offers from IU, Mizzou, WVU etc.
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