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What happened to Simon 2 weeks 10 hours ago #319666

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I am kind of miffed at the season he's having, seems to have lost all his confidence.

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Tommy O 54 wrote: I am kind of miffed at the season he's having, seems to have lost all his confidence.


Keep him for off the bench depth next year, no way is he a starter.
Misses chip shot, cant shoot, not a nba player for sure.

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What happened to Simon 2 weeks 10 hours ago #319681

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I think he has to decide (with coaches) what type of shots should be part of his repertoire and which shots are not.

He can be a valuable player. Our program is certainly in no position to toss Simon aside.
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What happened to Simon 2 weeks 10 hours ago #319685

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JohnnyFan wrote: I think he has to decide ,with coaches, what type of shots should be part of his repertoire and which shot are not.

He can be a valuable player. Our program is certainly in no position to toss Simon aside.


10-15ft is it for him. He can't hit bunnies nor the 3pnter, so mid range is it.

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What happened to Simon 2 weeks 10 hours ago #319691

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Why do you think he left Arizona? Miller realized this early on!

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What happened to Simon 2 weeks 10 hours ago #319692

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Catman wrote: Why do you think he left Arizona? Miller realized this early on!


With all due respect I think Miller was busy giving DeAndre Ayton thousands of dollars as opposed to worrying about his own roster at the time
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What happened to Simon 2 weeks 9 hours ago #319697

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There was a reason Simon left Zona, just wasn’t the guard they hoped he would be. He basically is one of those great athletes, not really an instinctive basketball player like his coach. His stroke & form have always been a problem & handle is sub par.

Marillac was right noting he was best utilized playing along baseline & curling for short jumpers. Unfortunately he does not embrace his limitations and tends to get wild, ignoring time and situation too often.

He does have value on defense, stealing ball, blocking shots and rebounding. I think he is struggling this season because Heron and Figgy have eclipsed him offensively & he presses in diminished role. Not knocking a great teammate and person apparently, just being realistic about what he brings to table. Like Johnny Fan, I would not get hyperbolic & dismiss him completely. Hope he returns.
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What happened to Simon 2 weeks 9 hours ago #319699

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Simon is the poster boy for showing how hard it is for a player with no shooting touch to improve his touch. Even with Mullin and Richmond working with him for years, shooting the basketball is not an easy skill to develop or improve.
However Simon's other skill sets make him a valuable asset. He can do just about everything else on a basketball court well. Must be very frustrating. He has to be on the court with at least three other offensive threats and play within his shooting limitations.

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Paultzman wrote: There was a reason Simon left Zona, just wasn’t the guard they hoped he would be. He basically is one of those great athletes, not really an instinctive basketball player like his coach. His stroke & form have always been a problem & handle is sub par.

Marillac was right noting he was best utilized playing along baseline & curling for short jumpers. Unfortunately he does not embrace his limitations and tends to get wild, ignoring time and situation too often.

He does have value on defense, stealing ball, blocking shots and rebounding. I think he is struggling this season because Heron and Figgy have eclipsed him offensively & he presses in diminished role. Not knocking a great teammate and person apparently, just being realistic about what he brings to table. Like Johnny Fan, I would not get hyperbolic & dismiss him completely. Hope he returns.


I hope he return for bench depth, I don't think he'll start next year.
Figgy will start, Heron should return, Steer should start, maybe Williams blows up during practice before the season begins and mack starts. Simon just isn't a starter.

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Paultzman wrote: There was a reason Simon left Zona, just wasn’t the guard they hoped he would be. He basically is one of those great athletes, not really an instinctive basketball player like his coach. His stroke & form have always been a problem & handle is sub par.

Marillac was right noting he was best utilized playing along baseline & curling for short jumpers. Unfortunately he does not embrace his limitations and tends to get wild, ignoring time and situation too often.

He does have value on defense, stealing ball, blocking shots and rebounding. I think he is struggling this season because Heron and Figgy have eclipsed him offensively & he presses in diminished role. Not knocking a great teammate and person apparently, just being realistic about what he brings to table. Like Johnny Fan, I would not get hyperbolic & dismiss him completely. Hope he returns.


What impressed me most about Simon last season was that he had these limitations but played within them and put up amazing numbers. This season his overall numbers are still impressive but his decision making and confidence are way down. He is not playing that controlled game that amazing athletic players normally lack but he had last season. In my opinion he was by far the most important player on the team last season. This season he does a lot of good things but the lack of finishing is a killer and hesitating every time he gets the ball outside of 10 feet is counter productive to his style of play.
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