You won't have Dion after this year, or likely Fab or Mookie, depending on the status of the lockout.So much to consider there.
Who rebounds better? Do you want them at the four for that reason? Put me on the record for saying Fab is going to be a board monster if he sticks around for awhile.
Who gets off the floor from a two legged standstill quicker which you want a center to do more of in our zone?
Who cuts the dishing lanes wider at center when guards drive and dish? Who gets his hands on a loose ball better in the middle?
Interesting thought to put a more mobile big at center instead of at the wing. Could you imagine us putting Forth at pf and Warrick at center? Except christmas and Keita aren't that far apart.
Defenetly is a interesting debate.
Also for 2013 we are slotted to have a Jr mcw(hopefully) a jr cooney and a senior Dion(maybe). However, we don't have room for a guard to play in 2012 as a freshmen despite big open minutes for 2013. So 2012 means a awfull lot for 2013 in terms of experience.
Dion will go. JB acquiesced to having him stay on more year, probably for Scoop. He doesn't need the headaches once MCW has a year under his belt. I predict Mookie will take his degree and find a school to work on his masters and play one year, or just take his degree. JB booted Harris and Devo, why not Mookie?
Dion thinks this is simply a short detour before the NBA.Sorry but ... first, why would Dion leave? He's going to pick up a ton of pt this year and is the heir apparent to Scoop. MCW will back up Trish and then Scoop/Dion. Dion will be in a great position with the new class coming in with no serious challengers to his pt post-Scoop ... and we will still have a Final Four team IMO. Mookie will graduate and will move on to Europe or Asia or one of those places ... he won't stay around for a 5th year facing even less pt. I don't think it is a matter of "booting" Mookie. It would justbe more beneficial for him to move on. There really is no comparison with the Devo/Harris and Mookie situations.
i saw jake at the post game tailgate and i didn't noticed a beer in his hand at anytime
don't agree with that. Marvin Williams at UNC was a 6th man and turned that into the number 3 pick. Dion needs to show potential and coaches realize he will be playing behind a 5th year senior and 3 year starting jr.Without question ... but he needs to start. How many kids make it to the NBA who aren't starters on the team... and no matter what Scoop will start a pg. I think Dion is around for 1 more when he gets his shot.
don't agree with that. Marvin Williams at UNC was a 6th man and turned that into the number 3 pick. Dion needs to show potential and coaches realize he will be playing behind a 5th year senior and 3 year starting jr.
A SF who will evolve to shoot the long ball is our biggest need, and not in terms of 012 but 013.
Tough to put that pressure on a freshmen in 013 if a senior fair and sophmore Grant don't develop one.
We already have Grant, Fair, Rak Keita and maybe a Jr Fab to pound it inside in 013. Plus Noels or possibly a second year Dajuan. Unless JB sees something REAL special about Amile I just don't see why we would take that chance.
Maybe someone thinks Fab will go after his Jr season, Dajuan isn't coming and Rak and Keita will be forced to move to center forcing us to play a small lineup for long periods in 013?? Hey can't argue the last time we had Melo, Duany, Pace, Edelin playing swingmen with a Warrick(Noels type) and a true gunner in Gerry it worked out well.
Center with Rak and Keita is kind of in a strange position because we don't konw how Keita and Rak will fill out to bang by their senior and Jr Seasons. But their dribble game leaves much to be desired to seem like a finesse off the dribble PF type offensively.