To be as short as possible, I can understand the premise of what Liquid is saying, but he is slightly off in his evidence.
Yes KS was a talent, but he wasnít playing out of position.
HE said that he wanted to play PG at the next level, and I believe that was a reason why it came down to Arizona & Ohio State.
AT didnít play out of position though.
He was 6í5 and was a gunner, or in 2K terms, a shot-creating playmaker.
He was always going to play SG because most of our SGs in the past have been gunners and Miller as has given them the green light (Johnson/Johnson/York/Trier).
As far as the defense goes, yes the PLD sucks, I donít like it, but it has been proven that it works if Miller has the right athletes (2013/2014/2018).
There isnít much more to say about it.
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The one thing I canít begin to understand is how do you (Liquid) believe Simmons was the 4th best PURE talent we have ever had at Arizona?
What are your metrics? HS production? NBA potential?
Looking at past classes I can name roughly 6-8 prospects that we can debate were as good OR better than Simmons, HS/College/NBA doesnít matter, want to see?