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When Keita Returns 2 weeks 3 days ago #305209

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In very limited minutes Keita has shown a tendency to pick up quick fouls. I don't think we can count on him playing substantial minutes whether he starts or comes off the bench.
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When Keita Returns 2 weeks 3 days ago #305211

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Agree. Keita off bench to protect him with fouls

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When Keita Returns 2 weeks 3 days ago #305215

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From what I've seen, Fig needs to be in the starting five and on the floor as much as possible. With Keita coming of a knee injury, re-introducing him with limited minutes off the bench might be the best way to get him healthy/ready for February and March.

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When Keita Returns 2 weeks 3 days ago #305217

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Until proven otherwise Keita is a 15 mpg player. I don't expect much from him and I don't think he gives us much other than making sure opposing bigs don't get too comfortable against our smaller lineup. If I'm wrong about this we are a sweet 16 team.

Unless he rebounds and defends like he's Rambo I think Clark gives us more overall when you consider spacing, his offense, and his ability to start secondary transition.
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When Keita Returns 2 weeks 3 days ago #305218

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Minutes trump who starts. Would not worry about starting five too much.
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When Keita Returns 2 weeks 3 days ago #305220

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NCJohnnie wrote: I'd bring Keita off the bench. Could also see Clark if they want to keep him out of early foul trouble. Would definitely start Ponds, Heron, Figgy and Simon.





It all depends on the size of the opposition whether Keita starts or not. Just look at the amount of fouls Clark picks up early.

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When Keita Returns 2 weeks 3 days ago #305223

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Beast of the East wrote: I like LJ off the bench more than Clark. LJ is a player who can quickly change a game when he enters, but lighting it up, or with even one spectacular play.

There is a long history of using one of your best offensive weapons off the bench, and as a 6th man can do much more damage than Clark.


Agreed Beast, it the way Dixon has been shooting and the way his game is developing, he can be that guy. If Dixon can fill that role, I would rather start Figgy and have a bench of Keita, Dixon and Trimble.

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When Keita Returns 2 weeks 3 days ago #305225

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Being a Mets fan and after experiencing the LoVett fiasco, IMO we shouldn't expect him back at all. If he does come back this season, it's a bonus. This is his knee...these things linger frequently. I'll be happy if he comes back at all but thrilled if it's in time for conference play. Never take injury reports seriously and always assume the opposite when they seem to be minimized. May seem radical to some, but that's how I've been conditioned.

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When Keita Returns 2 weeks 3 days ago #305227

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Mean Gene wrote:

Beast of the East wrote: I like LJ off the bench more than Clark. LJ is a player who can quickly change a game when he enters, but lighting it up, or with even one spectacular play.

There is a long history of using one of your best offensive weapons off the bench, and as a 6th man can do much more damage than Clark.


Agreed Beast, it the way Dixon has been shooting and the way his game is developing, he can be that guy. If Dixon can fill that role, I would rather start Figgy and have a bench of Keita, Dixon and Trimble.


Thanks. Basketball is an awful lot about rhythms. Dick Vitale would repeatedly say that teams get 2 runs per game, and the team that does the best with its runs usually wins. When we are sluggish, bringing in a figueroa can change the tempo of a game. Think Havlicek, or Cazzie Russell. The main reason Bradley started over Cazzie was that Russell brought more off the bench than Bradley would have.

Wins are wins, but I would enjoy teams thinking after we beat them that the guy we had on the bench torched them for 20 points. With Clark off the bench we'd be happy with half that.

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When Keita Returns 2 weeks 3 days ago #305229

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Mike Zaun wrote: Being a Mets fan and after experiencing the LoVett fiasco, IMO we shouldn't expect him back at all. If he does come back this season, it's a bonus. This is his knee...these things linger frequently. I'll be happy if he comes back at all but thrilled if it's in time for conference play. Never take injury reports seriously and always assume the opposite when they seem to be minimized. May seem radical to some, but that's how I've been conditioned.


See for once I agree with you. And being a Met fan myself they have beaten me down where my doom and gloom concerning the Mets is even greater than yours is for ST John's.
So with that in mind, I suggest the Mets trade Syndergaard for Keita. They are going to trade Noah for crap anyway, at least this way maybe it will help ST Johns. Noah is 6-6 after all. :)
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