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In looking at next years team something that is in our favor is chemistry. Its an intangible but it matters more than many realize. The fact that Joe Jimmy Buddy Symir have all played together is big. These guys can finish each others sentences. They know how when what basically everything about each others games. This is huge. I think we are in for a good season.
 

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When I was in highschool my chemistry teacher always said that if you ever feel like it's impossible and you're struggling to just remember that "chem is try."

Think I mighta pulled an A- out of my butt on that one.
 

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Yup. Been saying this for awhile. The chemistry for this years team should be a lot better. Everyone pretty much knows their role heading into the season and this a very veteran group. I think we’ll outperform some expectations.

Also look for JG3 to have a big season this year. He had a pretty rough season last year and he knows that. He’ll put in the work this off season, plus he doesn’t have to be looking over his shoulder all the time about Kadary outplaying him. Not to mention the fact that JG3 is a player that FEEDS off emotion, with the fans back in the Dome, that alone with elevate his game a bit. Plus the fact he is so familiar with all the other players on the team and has played with pretty much everyone on the team now. I’d predict JG3 averages 13ppg and 6apg next season. What he really needs to work on is getting into better shape, his defense and tightening up his handle a bit. All of which he can do, he does that and he’ll be golden next season
 

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Yup. Been saying this for awhile. The chemistry for this years team should be a lot better. Everyone pretty much knows their role heading into the season and this a very veteran group. I think we’ll outperform some expectations.

Also look for JG3 to have a big season this year. He had a pretty rough season last year and he knows that. He’ll put in the work this off season, plus he doesn’t have to be looking over his shoulder all the time about Kadary outplaying him. Not to mention the fact that JG3 is a player that FEEDS off emotion, with the fans back in the Dome, that alone with elevate his game a bit. Plus the fact he is so familiar with all the other players on the team and has played with pretty much everyone on the team now. I’d predict JG3 averages 13ppg and 6apg next season. What he really needs to work on is getting into better shape, his defense and tightening up his handle a bit. All of which he can do, he does that and he’ll be golden next season
So many opportunities for HOF and OIG to do some amazing work there.
 

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Yup. Been saying this for awhile. The chemistry for this years team should be a lot better. Everyone pretty much knows their role heading into the season and this a very veteran group. I think we’ll outperform some expectations.

Also look for JG3 to have a big season this year. He had a pretty rough season last year and he knows that. He’ll put in the work this off season, plus he doesn’t have to be looking over his shoulder all the time about Kadary outplaying him. Not to mention the fact that JG3 is a player that FEEDS off emotion, with the fans back in the Dome, that alone with elevate his game a bit. Plus the fact he is so familiar with all the other players on the team and has played with pretty much everyone on the team now. I’d predict JG3 averages 13ppg and 6apg next season. What he really needs to work on is getting into better shape, his defense and tightening up his handle a bit. All of which he can do, he does that and he’ll be golden next season
Actually its the other way around; competition brings out the best. Scoop had Waiters Looking over his shoulder. Practices were tougher than games. The General pushed Pearl hard in practice, etc.
 

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Actually its the other way around; competition brings out the best. Scoop had Waiters Looking over his shoulder. Practices were tougher than games. The General pushed Pearl hard in practice, etc.

It depends on the player. Some guys perform better when they are being chased others do not. We have had plenty who looking over their shoulder got into their heads.
 

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It depends on the player. Some guys perform better when they are being chased others do not. We have had plenty who looking over their shoulder got into their heads.
So we need to pamper one player by having no one behind him to hope he does good? Sounds soft to me
 

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So we need to pamper one player by having no one behind him to hope he does good? Sounds soft to me

You coach how you coach. Some players do better being coached certain ways and when it doesn't work they can now move on. That said you could argue that if you cater to every player who demands more time it isn't smart either yet that may have kept someone like Richmond here. You are always going to piss someone off.
 

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On the whole, competition out-performs socialism.

That wasn't my point at all. Just saying some kids respond to it some don't. I wasn't advocating.

If we can find a way to get 13 4 star or better kids to commit with the intent they have to fight for their spots and not cause drama I mean it's always ideal. I have no idea how we can make that happen. Why would a kid these days do that?
 

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I agree with your point. My point is that on the whole competition producers better players To take an extreme example, if a player never faced good competition, he would not fair well against anothEr who was used to competition, all other things being equal.
 
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Chemistry definitely plays a big role in team success.
Programs stacked with One&Done McD's AA's would win the championship every year otherwise.

Look no further than this year's Knicks for an example of what can be accomplished with good team chemistry (and character/work ethic). The whole was far greater than sum of parts -Knicks doubled their projected win total.
 

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So we need to pamper one player by having no one behind him to hope he does good? Sounds soft to me
There was a Leo Durocher (you can look him up) quote; paraphrasing "you need to know who to pat on the back, and who to kick in the butt".

Leo was not a very nice man, but he was a good manager.
 

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I reserve my judgment on the impact of chemistry until the season is finished.
I hated chemistry in high school. My teacher was a nice lady but I could not understand her English. When my youngest was struggling with the class, her teacher gave us some really good online sources to supplement the classroom instruction and I learned more from that than I did way back.
 

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I reserve my judgment on the impact of chemistry until the season is finished.
I hated chemistry in high school. My teacher was a nice lady but I could not understand her English. When my youngest was struggling with the class, her teacher gave us some really good online sources to supplement the classroom instruction and I learned more from that than I did way back.
LOL-
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I reserve my judgment on the impact of chemistry until the season is finished.
I hated chemistry in high school. My teacher was a nice lady but I could not understand her English. When my youngest was struggling with the class, her teacher gave us some really good online sources to supplement the classroom instruction and I learned more from that than I did way back.

So I had the best Chemistry teacher you could have. As part of our senior AP chemistry project as a class we made three different beers. We were a small town and knew the family well so it was a neighbor teaching us. She was a brilliant chemist just preferred teaching to the lab.

It took waivers etc to do it but it was a blast. The best part was that a few of us had a joint graduation party and she brought three cases of our project to the party. It wasn't half bad for a bunch of kids.

For the true legal eagles on here pretend you didn't read that lol
 

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So I had the best Chemistry teacher you could have. As part of our senior AP chemistry project as a class we made three different beers. We were a small town and knew the family well so it was a neighbor teaching us. She was a brilliant chemist just preferred teaching to the lab.

It took waivers etc to do it but it was a blast. The best part was that a few of us had a joint graduation party and she brought three cases of our project to the party. It wasn't half bad for a bunch of kids.

For the true legal eagles on here pretend you didn't read that lol
Never forget the blessing you received there.
 

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So I had the best Chemistry teacher you could have. As part of our senior AP chemistry project as a class we made three different beers. We were a small town and knew the family well so it was a neighbor teaching us. She was a brilliant chemist just preferred teaching to the lab.

It took waivers etc to do it but it was a blast. The best part was that a few of us had a joint graduation party and she brought three cases of our project to the party. It wasn't half bad for a bunch of kids.

For the true legal eagles on here pretend you didn't read that lol
You lucky bastard.

My chemistry teacher was a nun who went about 220 and had eyes like a frog. Only thing I remember from that class was repeating the periodic table every morning to start the class.
 

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You lucky bastard.

My chemistry teacher was a nun who went about 220 and had eyes like a frog. Only thing I remember from that class was repeating the periodic table every morning to start the class.

Yeah that sucks. I was lucky as I had a ton of good teachers and all great people who stayed in our lives. Sadly right now my old statistics teacher and the baseball coach who is an incredible human being is battling ALS and we are doing everything we can to support him and his family to get experimental treatment as the disease takes hold. Worst part is his mother had the gene and passed away and their oldest child, who they had before he was tested does too.
 

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