Is the 7’2” Experiment Done? | Page 2 | Syracusefan.com

Is the 7’2” Experiment Done?

bballbeadle

Woman of a certain age
Joined
Aug 27, 2011
Messages
16,402
Like
39,982
I thought Sidibe was fantastic! Defended the rim very well. Was more aggressive with the ball. I was very happy for him. And we NEED him, so there’s that.

I don’t want to see Marek, Chukwu or Sid get steamrolled by Zion, but it seems that will be their fate. :(
 

pfister1

2019-20 Iggy Co-Winner Reg Season Rcd
Joined
Aug 26, 2011
Messages
8,629
Like
14,644
I'm sure there are some on this thread who don't see much of a difference.


C’mon everyone knows that if Dr Frankenstein was building a 7’2” monster center he would have stolen Shak’s body for the monster, not Shawn Bradley’s.
 

hungrychuck

All Conference
Joined
Aug 26, 2011
Messages
2,521
Like
5,711
I thought Sidibe was fantastic! Defended the rim very well. Was more aggressive with the ball. I was very happy for him. And we NEED him, so there’s that.

I don’t want to see Marek, Chukwu or Sid get steamrolled by Zion, but it seems that will be their fate. :(

If so, they're going to have plenty of company.

I think they should start Adrian Autry Jr on him and just let him dog him until he fouls out.

That will buy our centers about 3 minutes.
 

CaptainJ

Disembodied?
Joined
Nov 14, 2011
Messages
8,909
Like
10,465
I thought Sidibe was fantastic! Defended the rim very well. Was more aggressive with the ball. I was very happy for him. And we NEED him, so there’s that.

I don’t want to see Marek, Chukwu or Sid get steamrolled by Zion, but it seems that will be their fate. :(

That reminds me of when Rak had that nice senior season, but seemed to disappear in the game I wanted him to do well in the most, against that oaf UNC had. Im sick of those 2 teams just using us like a cheap *h*re.

Good point on the defense too. It used to be on here that BS was considered the more offensive minded, and PC the more defensive...but I was very impressed with BS on defense. The only BS I didnt like this game were the calls from the refs.
 

bballbeadle

Woman of a certain age
Joined
Aug 27, 2011
Messages
16,402
Like
39,982
If so, they're going to have plenty of company.

I think they should start Adrian Autry Jr on him and just let him dog him until he fouls out.

That will buy our centers about 3 minutes.
HA HA HA HA! Yes, our players will be in excellent company. Is it wrong for me to hope that Zion gets the flu on Monday?
 

MSOrange

2020 Cali Award Winner, Regular Season Record
Joined
Aug 27, 2011
Messages
34,978
Like
82,636
JB clearly explained why PC didn't play in his press conference:

“It gets Thomas away from the basket,” Boeheim said. “If (Thomas) doesn’t come up, (Dolezaj) can make that. It opens up things for the drive. When Paschal is in there, Thomas stays right in the middle of the lane, we can’t get anything going to the basket and they’re such a good perimeter defensive team that it’s hard to get shots out there. You have to find a way to get him away so when you do drive you have a chance to finish. It was trying to be more mobile.”
 

JoeSU

All American
Joined
Aug 26, 2011
Messages
4,221
Like
4,867
JB clearly explained why PC didn't play in his press conference:

“It gets Thomas away from the basket,” Boeheim said. “If (Thomas) doesn’t come up, (Dolezaj) can make that. It opens up things for the drive. When Paschal is in there, Thomas stays right in the middle of the lane, we can’t get anything going to the basket and they’re such a good perimeter defensive team that it’s hard to get shots out there. You have to find a way to get him away so when you do drive you have a chance to finish. It was trying to be more mobile.”
I was about to post the same thing.
And I expect JB to employ the same strategy against Duke.
 

CousCuse

Comin in Hot
Joined
Dec 15, 2013
Messages
10,870
Like
8,162
JB clearly explained why PC didn't play in his press conference:

“It gets Thomas away from the basket,” Boeheim said. “If (Thomas) doesn’t come up, (Dolezaj) can make that. It opens up things for the drive. When Paschal is in there, Thomas stays right in the middle of the lane, we can’t get anything going to the basket and they’re such a good perimeter defensive team that it’s hard to get shots out there. You have to find a way to get him away so when you do drive you have a chance to finish. It was trying to be more mobile.”
That is exactly what the esteemed poster Townie was alluding to.
 

sutomcat

Co 2020-21 Iggy Award Winner MPG (special again)
Joined
Aug 15, 2011
Messages
21,907
Like
91,173
JB clearly explained why PC didn't play in his press conference:

“It gets Thomas away from the basket,” Boeheim said. “If (Thomas) doesn’t come up, (Dolezaj) can make that. It opens up things for the drive. When Paschal is in there, Thomas stays right in the middle of the lane, we can’t get anything going to the basket and they’re such a good perimeter defensive team that it’s hard to get shots out there. You have to find a way to get him away so when you do drive you have a chance to finish. It was trying to be more mobile.”
JB did a nice job coaching last night. This was a solid move and throwing the press on at crunch time played a big role in icing the gamefor Syracuse.\

Surprised Brownell elected to cover MD with Thomas so far from the basket so much of the game. I think he would have been smarter to let Marek take shots from the perimeter.
 

newmexicuse

All Conference
Joined
Aug 15, 2011
Messages
3,389
Like
7,116
i remember many on the football forum writing off dungey after the fsu game. chuk's relative importance compared to eric's is minimal. still, you cannot just relegate a long term senior center to the dumpster. sid may be improving, but he is far from reliable. marek at the five will have some very foul prone games. depending on matchups and game flows there will still be times we will need chuk before this season is done. chuk is limited, but that does not mean that he has no value to this team.
 

CousCuse

Comin in Hot
Joined
Dec 15, 2013
Messages
10,870
Like
8,162
JB did a nice job coaching last night. This was a solid move and throwing the press on at crunch time played a big role in icing the gamefor Syracuse.\

Surprised Brownell elected to cover MD with Thomas so far from the basket so much of the game. I think he would have been smarter to let Marek take shots from the perimeter.
That is a good point. What will coaches do going forward? Marek has got to be ready to shoot with no conscience.
 

reedny

Flame Resistant
Joined
Oct 22, 2011
Messages
10,660
Like
15,537
The late press was effective. But one slick move early in the game was tweaking the front line rotation so that Marek stayed on the floor but moved to the 4 so that Sidibe could play in the middle. That solved the problem of Oshae's TO's and we immediately got separation with that lineup. Hughes stayed on the floor and has become almost irreplaceable with his scoring ability.
 
Last edited:

kuethstheman

All Conference
Joined
Aug 26, 2011
Messages
3,504
Like
4,215
JB clearly explained why PC didn't play in his press conference:

“It gets Thomas away from the basket,” Boeheim said. “If (Thomas) doesn’t come up, (Dolezaj) can make that. It opens up things for the drive. When Paschal is in there, Thomas stays right in the middle of the lane, we can’t get anything going to the basket and they’re such a good perimeter defensive team that it’s hard to get shots out there. You have to find a way to get him away so when you do drive you have a chance to finish. It was trying to be more mobile.”
You must have left out the part where he explained why PC didn't play when MD was out or playing at the 4.
 

Sgt Cuse

All Conference
Joined
Dec 5, 2011
Messages
2,116
Like
1,989
I hope and think PC will work his way back into games going forward. He has been an impressive defensive presence in the past and hope JB can find and use that in the future.

This has once again awakened my hope for some pressing in future games with PC as the anchor. 15 fouls at the 5 is quite the luxury. And SU has some depth at guard now too, with a potential uptempo Carey would be a great fit.
 

EastCoast2

Board Mathematician
Joined
Aug 26, 2011
Messages
8,518
Like
10,258
One positive of Chukwu not playing is that we don't have to see him miss wide open dunks.
 

Cuseball

Starter
Joined
Nov 21, 2011
Messages
1,117
Like
3,821
I hope and think PC will work his way back into games going forward. He has been an impressive defensive presence in the past and hope JB can find and use that in the future.

This has once again awakened my hope for some pressing in future games with PC as the anchor. 15 fouls at the 5 is quite the luxury. And SU has some depth at guard now too, with a potential uptempo Carey would be a great fit.

Agree. I think Paschal will still contribute this year. He can give Cuse some good minutes, alter some shots and can play a role when we press. Having a 7'2 guy with ACC and NCAA tournament experience as your backup or third string center is not a bad thing.

Cuse!
 

HoustonCuse

2020-21 Iggy Winner Lead Scorer & Post Season Rcd
Joined
Aug 16, 2011
Messages
11,091
Like
24,443
JB clearly explained why PC didn't play in his press conference:

“It gets Thomas away from the basket,” Boeheim said. “If (Thomas) doesn’t come up, (Dolezaj) can make that. It opens up things for the drive. When Paschal is in there, Thomas stays right in the middle of the lane, we can’t get anything going to the basket and they’re such a good perimeter defensive team that it’s hard to get shots out there. You have to find a way to get him away so when you do drive you have a chance to finish. It was trying to be more mobile.”

I can see the logic of this but it begs the question why JB had his team take 400 threes last night.
 

OttoMets

Living Legend
Joined
Aug 28, 2011
Messages
20,257
Like
37,686
JB did a nice job coaching last night. This was a solid move and throwing the press on at crunch time played a big role in icing the gamefor Syracuse.\

Surprised Brownell elected to cover MD with Thomas so far from the basket so much of the game. I think he would have been smarter to let Marek take shots from the perimeter.

Good post, loved the press at that stage. Highly unorthodox.
 

CardiacCuse

Starter
Joined
Oct 18, 2018
Messages
1,874
Like
3,531
current center depth-chart:
1. MD
2. BS
3. PC

All 3 will play at times during the rest of the season. However, @ this point, giving minutes to PC means taking minutes from the other 2 and that makes litte sense for this season and even less for the prospects of the team in upcoming seasons.

MD suffered early in my opinion because of a lack of playing time - the more minutes he gets the better he will play. All players basically are going to be better and more secure in their roles the bigger the role is.

BS presses too hard sometimes out there I think because he wants to establish a bigger role. I think the more minutes he plays the better and less spastic he will be out there. although I think he is unused to playing extended minutes that he actually got winded - but once he gets used to playing more -he will be better with more minutes.

I think playing PC is not only bad for the team in comparison to the other bigs - it is also bad for the development of MD and BS. PC is a great extra 5 fouls when they are needed - nothing more...but he will def be needed throughout the year. I just hope he doesn't check-out on the team after being demoted to 3rd string.
 

HoustonCuse

2020-21 Iggy Winner Lead Scorer & Post Season Rcd
Joined
Aug 16, 2011
Messages
11,091
Like
24,443
Because for the most part they came off of ball movement and were good looks?

Some did. Many did not. The terrible movement and no setup for the shots is why our team has been bottom 5% in the nation in 3 point shooting in recent history. We have made a few strides in recent games, but it is almost like house breaking a wild animal. They've lived for so long without any kind of offense, it is not natural to run anything and they have a hard time sticking to it for a whole game.
 

Forum statistics

Threads
161,612
Messages
4,407,961
Members
5,670
Latest member
cusenj

Online statistics

Members online
22
Guests online
384
Total visitors
406




Top Bottom