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    We're not even 20 games in, I don't see much point playing these young guys when we have capable players in front of them. They're learning a ton right now, so they're still developing even if it's not on the court.

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    Quote SkywalkerAC wrote: View Post
    I might add that it looks that Bruno has come a long way despite virtually no varsity minutes. He was so raw that there was nowhere to go but up with his talent, still an interesting case. There's so much behind developing a player beyond finding them a few minutes.
    Skill wise, yes i agree. I always thought he needed minutes just to increase his bball iq, defensive rotations, offencive flow, ect. He can work on this in the d league fine, and i agree he already is improving in that area. I dont think there is a substitute for 5 on 5 play, but he has definitely improved his individual skills.

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    Quote Chr1s1anL wrote: View Post
    If either Powell or Bennett could actually shoot. I feel like they would of already surpassed Ross and 2pat. The fact that Ross and 2pat have proven in the past that they can shoot give them the edge. This team needs shooting and cause of that Casey has to play play Ross and 2pat.
    You throw Tyler Hansborough's mind into Bennett's body, things will get done

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    Great read from Smitch.

    https://www.minnpost.com/sports/2016...-season-so-far

    This in particular rang true for me:

    These are things that veteran teams just take for granted. We have to teach all of that. So, OK, people think, “Well you told them.” But how long does it take to break bad habits, habits that you have had ever since you started playing basketball? You can’t just do it by telling them once. If no one has ever taught you how to set a proper screen, I have got to show you Monday, I have got to show you Tuesday, I got to show you Wednesday, on tape Thursday, on tape Friday — until it becomes second nature.

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    Doesn't he come off as slightly condescending?

    Also, KG is right.

    https://vine.co/v/exLJD7Kw2v6
    Last edited by Mess; Tue Jan 12th, 2016 at 09:38 AM.

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    Quote Mess wrote: View Post
    Doesn't he come as slightly condescending?

    Also, KG is right.

    https://vine.co/v/exLJD7Kw2v6
    Smitch always liked to mess with reporters and put them in their place. It's what he does.

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    Quote Mess wrote: View Post
    Doesn't he come off as slightly condescending?

    Also, KG is right.

    https://vine.co/v/exLJD7Kw2v6
    I thought it was mostly exasperation, particularly the stuff he was saying about AAU coaches not teaching the fundamentals.

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    Good read.

    http://www.expressnews.com/sports/sp...rs-6801384.php

    “We’re giving (Simmons) and Kyle minutes to try and prepare them to become real pros and real contributors in the league,” Popovich said.
    With an eye toward determining exactly how deep his bench runs, Popovich has been giving Anderson and Simmons a bit more leeway to play through mistakes.

    With one caveat.

    “Not on defense,” Popovich said.
    Anderson says his confidence “is just going up with every game.” His teammates have noticed.

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    Thought this was a good quote from Steve Kerr:




    Ties back well to what Sam Mitchell was saying in his interview.

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