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I know one thing I dont want Smith handling the ball much or  bringing it up the court he  is sloppy  with the ball.

The numbers show otherwise.

Williams 732 minutes, 46 TO's = 0.0628/m
Smith 780 minutes, 53 TO's = 0.0679/m
Doutrive 285 minutes, 17 TO's = 0.0596/m

Hazzard 976 minutes, 47 TO's = 0.0481/m


Williams had a much better A:TO, but in terms of number of turnovers...not really much difference between him and Smith. And with a (theoretically) more potent offense, anyone and everyone's assist numbers should go up.
Hazzard is not a super strong assist guy either..but he has a much better handle.

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DD will be fine handling the point, if needed for 4-7 minutes of game time. It would be insane to play Nico 35 minutes a game, as a freshman. He wonít be playing against high school talent or against 18 year old kids.Hamster-let me guess your going to tell some story how you played D-1 basketball. Itís not that you speak negatively itís that itís constant. Your opinion/perspective is yours to have. As for the snowflake comment- FU!

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DD is a wing player, putting him at point is not an option.  Let him do what he does well, don't force him into a role he is not cut out for.  As for anyone worried about his defense, he is the one player I am not concerned about.

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Miller is not going to run the same way when Nico is out and this 10 minutes arenít all going to be in one shot where we are losing significant ground.  Itís not going to matter who brings the ball up as long as they arenít throwing it away in that 8-10 seconds. 

I can see DD having an expanded role but running the half court sets is unlikely. As unfortunate as last year was, Smith was a big part of that.  Unless Hazzard wows us, Smith is still going to be a big part of that 10 minutes. Swinging the ball for an entry pass and watching the play develop from the perimeter is likely the majority of their time at point.

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Miller is not going to run the same way when Nico is out and this 10 minutes arenít all going to be in one shot where we are losing significant ground.   


I think you make a mental mistake here - that is easy to make. You assume Miller will do the most obvious basketball coach move and adjust his tactics to fit his personnel like any sane, rational coach would. Like it would tell you to in Basketball Coaching for Dummies, if there were such a book. Like Lute Olson did and he was maybe on of the greatest masters of that approach of all time. But we have not played 1 single GD minute that way in ten, long, dismal years. Took me 7 years to figure out that Miller would never change and never adjust and another year to accept it, but I have. It's who he is. 

Miller sees no difference in Nico and Doutrive and Smith and Randolph and Mayes and York and Momo and every other guard he has ever had. If you and I were on that team and played guard, he would substitute us in and expect us to do exactly the same thing that anyone else does. No sets will change, no defense will adjust, nothing. THEY ALL HAVE TO PLAY EXACTLY THE SAME ROLE. That is Miller's philosophy and it never, ever changes. He never adjusts to fit his personnel. NEVER. He had Ayton for god's sake and used him exactly the same as Ristic and Zeus. He boxed Markannen into a corner and destroyed him psychologically rather than let him dominate the way he could have. He destroyed the creativity of Simons, took sure thing lottery picks Trier, Ashley and Zeus and turned them into neutered, un-drafted players all in the name of them fitting into whatever box he wants for each position. 

Coach K adjusted too much last year to his personnel and depended too much on 1 player. But at least he tried. Izzo, Altman, Self, Williams, Few, almost any good coach you can name ....they ebb and flow with their teams, use their players strengths and do different things with different lineups. Not Miller, he's just gonna keep pounding his head against the cinder block walls at McKale. Expecting different results would be insanity. 

 

 
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We get it dude, you don't like Williams for some reason. But what you fail to comprehend is you are the only one. We all love him. You are absolutely the only one that would prefer Hazzard or PJC to Williams at point. It makes me question rather you actually know what you're talking about or you just like to rile people up.

No Nico can't play 40 minutes. Injuries happen, fouls happen. the kid is a freshman. We need a competent and capable PG to back Nico up. Hazzard, DD, can not do it and no Smith can not freaking do it that's laughable. So yes losing really our only option at backup PG would be a season killer.

You love your damn statistics so much well here you go. Williams was averaging 13.8 points and 3.5 assists in Pac-12 play before his injury, upping his shooting percentages to .436/.400/.836.

That is the Williams we are expecting. That is why we think you're a fool when you say he has hit his peak. He was tearing up the beginning of PAC 12 play and he wasn't the same afterwards. He may never be the same but that doesn't mean he's talentless as you say,  but if we can get the Williams back before he was injured he is absolutely our best option at point when Nico is not in and that is without question.

You surround him with actual talent rather than the temp players we had last year and he will blossom.

And ya by the way if we don't have Nico the season would be over before it even began. You speak such nonsense.

Point guard is the most important position on the floor you see what happens when miller has good point guards IE: TJ. Then you see what happens when we have bad PG's basically every other season. Nico and Williams would be best tandem Miller has ever had and we need that rather you agree or not the rest of wildcat fans do.

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And stop giving credit to Coach K for blowing his season with one of the most talented rosters in basketball history.

He ran a zone because he was too lazy to teach freshmen how to defend...and they failed.

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And stop giving credit to Coach K for blowing his season with one of the most talented rosters in basketball history.

He ran a zone because he was too lazy to teach freshmen how to defend...and they failed.

Brilliant response--and the truth to boot.
Read em and weep

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interesting

 





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