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  1. This. Everyone knows which cities are "homeless friendly". Our strategy has been horrible.
  2. For me it comes down to, do I think there are higher chances of long-term negative effects due to COVID or long-term negative effects due to the vaccine. I'm going to go with the vaccine being the lower risk approach.
  3. HookEm

    Mo Bamba

    Oh look, Bamba gets the start, plays 30 minutes and goes 19 pts, 15 reb, 4 blocks, 3 steals and 8/10 from the line. Team still lost but that is beside the point. They are trying to lose.
  4. HookEm

    Mo Bamba

    Here are some comps to 1st team All-NBA Defense and DPoY players at age 22. Using per 36 numbers... My point is that Bamba is still really early in his career for a big guy. And he came into the league particularly skinny and under-developed. AND he landed in a situation that was just about a worst case for his development. I'm not willing to write him off just yet. Dude needs minutes.
  5. HookEm

    Mo Bamba

    All of that is fair, but he has the potential to be a more disruptive defender than a lot of those guys. If you look at Bamba’s per 36 numbers vs Rudy Gobert at the same age, they are very similar on defense but Bamba is much better offensively. Gobert is a 2-time all star and DPoY. I can see him leading the league in blocks if he gets 35 mpg.
  6. HookEm

    Mo Bamba

    It seems like if Bamba had been drafted by the Spurs he would be a borderline All-Star by now. Instead he barely has gotten minutes for woeful Orlando.
  7. Regarding earlier discussion, I would rank the modern Texas players NBA careers like this: KD Aldridge Myles Turner Avery Bradley Tristan Thompson Jarret Allen (climbing) PJ Tucker TJ Ford DJ Augustin Daniel Gibson Royal Ivey Mo Bamba (climbing) Cory Joseph
  8. GBIII reminds me a little of Dennis Rodman in the way he runs and moves. He looks simultaneously a little goofy and extremely athletic. I think he actually has really good rebounding instinct FWIW.
  9. Awesome news and smart move by Ramey. He won’t make the NBA this year, but an awesome year next year could find him on a roster. At this point I’m good with the team as-is. With another year of experience and some better coaching, this team as constructed is good enough to be very competitive next year. At guard we trade Coleman and Williams for Askew, but get another year of coaching and experience for everyone. I would say that is a slight downgrade. At forward, we trade Kai Jones, Greg Brown and Liddell for Allen, Bishop and Tyson plus a healthy year of Febres. That is a moderate upgrad
  10. Give me: LeBron, Kobe, Durant, Tim Duncan, Olajuwon and I am pretty confident we would beat either of those two other teams. Swap out Durant for Curry and move LeBron to the 3 and we still win. Swap out Durant for Kawhi and we still win. Swap out Olajuwon for Shaq and we still win.
  11. I agree with most of that, I was mainly trying to find a way to get another one of the elite transfer guards onto the team. But I'm starting to think if Ramey is back, then we won't be getting another elite guard, which I'm fine with. If we get a lesser player, then the numbers are probably close. Regarding Tony Allen, he didn't have much offensive game (although he scored 16 ppg at OSU). He spent like 90% of his energy locking down the other team's best guard. He was a monster on the defensive end for a few seasons. Not a terrible comparison. A little closer to home, I'm hoping
  12. Yes of course. The big contributors in us summing to 240+ mpg last last year are: Febres played 13 games at 17 mpg Donovan Williams played 15 games at 10 mpg Liddell played 7 at 11 mpg If all of those guys played at that level all year, Andrew Jones would have averaged more like 27 instead of 31.4 mpg.
  13. FWIW - Add up the Tech minutes last year and you get 248. A lot of that excess is driven by Nimari Burnett opting out of the season at the mid-point and Kevin McCullar's injury. Regardless, looking at that roster it is hard AF to figure out how to distribute the minutes. I generally like the thought of giving 28-32 minutes to the best 5-6 players and then distributing the rest at <15 mpg. But in that case you are going to be giving folks like Bishop, Askew, Febres, Cunningham way less minutes than they are going to want. Here is another cut at it, limiting the minutes to 215 (mo
  14. Like I said, if you add up the MPG for our team over the last few years we average about 240 minutes. Some games go to overtime. Sometimes players miss games and others get more minutes, bringing up their averages, etc.
  15. I've been looking at our potential roster and trying to figure out what the minutes might look like. In Tech's Elite 8 run, they didn't have anyone over 6'5 that got more than 15 mpg. The following year when they made the title game, 6'10 Tariq Owens got 25 mpg and Odiase got 17 mpg. Everybody else getting significant minutes was 6'5 or less. Beard doesn't seem to mind running lineups with interchangeable 6'3-6'7 parts. Luckily that seems to be how our roster is shaping up. In looking at the potential minutes situation, we could have something like this: Guards DeVante Jones
  16. Yeah, I overstated my point there. He can definitely create his own shot, but I find myself scratching my head at some of the choices. I almost never doubt his shooting 3s though. Anyway, sounds like there is a good chance that he is coming back, which would be tremendous news. He is due a redemption tour. If we picked up Devante Jones or Sahvir Wheeler, that would be an embarrassment of riches. I really expect Febres to be a much better contributor this year as well. He has started 61 games for us and was pretty important for us as a junior. He is capable of hitting 40%+ from 3 and 9
  17. Seems like that would have been a good use of PM.
  18. I don't view them as the same player at all. J'Covan was an offensive savant. He could score in countless ways. Very creative in getting to the rack and drawing fouls. He also tended to be over-emotional and lose control. I also never thought he was much of a defender. Not terrible, but his defensive effort was always tied to how well things were going on the other end. Ramey on the other hand is mainly a spot-up shooter. He will attempt bonehead mid-ranger shots and isn't great at getting to the rim at all. On the other side though, he is clearly a much better defender than J'Covan.
  19. Also, Ramey doesn't get enough credit for his shooting, mainly because of the all-too-frequent bad mid-range shots. But from 3 last year he shot 41.4% on 116 attempts, which is the 9th best percentage in UT history on more than 100 attempts.
  20. Ramey had no problem defending shooting guards when Coleman was matched up with the point guard. Most UT fans don't like him, but there is a reason he was All-Conference. Every year he has gotten better and I would expect that to accelerate this year with this staff.
  21. Ramey was All Big 12 3rd team. He isn’t coming off the bench if he returns for his senior year.
  22. After thinking about it, I’m not sure how much risk of mutation it adds to have 100M unvaccinated Americans. There are going to be BILLIONS of unvaxxed people around the world till at least November 2022. The US unvaxxed are just a drop in the bucket.
  23. Personally I don't think this group needs a center. Give me all the 6-7 to 6-9 guys who can rebound, score in multiple ways, shoot 3s and defend multiple positions. Beard has shown he can coach a team like that at a very elite level. This lineup has plenty of size IMO for the college game. Plus everybody can score and rebound. PG - Courtney Ramey - 6'3 SG - Andrew Jones - 6'4 SF - Timmy Allen - 6'6 PF - Christian Bishop - 6'7 PF - Dylan Disu - 6'9 - C Askew has good size as well for a college PG. Brock Cunningham can also play G/F, defend multipl
  24. Listing Kansas in the "good schools" list while saying Georgia sucks made me literally lol. Kansas isn't an elite academic institution.
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