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Big man for 2019-20 2 weeks 2 days ago #353786

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Did we get one yet? If not, any idea when?

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Big man for 2019-20 2 weeks 2 days ago #353787

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Big man for 2019-20 2 weeks 2 days ago #353791

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Aren't we looking to add one more?

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Big man for 2019-20 2 weeks 2 days ago #353792

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Sears is listed at 6'7. In a recent team photo he looks like he could actually be a little taller than that but regardless we will be undersized again (ugh!) and if we won't see Steere until January that is even smaller. Won't be as bad as last season with our guards defending 7 footers and other huge guys but will still be frustrating every time we are stuck in half court play. I sure hope Sears' knee won't be an issue. A one year, true big man would be useful for this season and an injury or two away from Heron playing spots at the 4/5. I don't want to see that...
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Big man for 2019-20 2 weeks 2 days ago #353793

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That's the answer I was looking for.

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Big man for 2019-20 2 weeks 2 days ago #353794

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Anyone know if there are any stokes on the fire?

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Big man for 2019-20 2 weeks 2 days ago #353797

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Paul Massell wrote: Sears is listed at 6'7. In a recent team photo he looks like he could actually be a little taller than that but regardless we will be undersized again (ugh!) and if we won't see Steere until January that is even smaller. Won't be as bad as last season with our guards defending 7 footers and other huge guys but will still be frustrating every time we are stuck in half court play. I sure hope Sears' knee won't be an issue. A one year, true big man would be useful for this season and an injury or two away from Heron playing spots at the 4/5. I don't want to see that...


Our strength is typically undersized teams that don't shoot well, don't take care of the ball, and get beat off the dribble on defense. The downside is we don't come up big in crunch time.

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Big man for 2019-20 2 weeks 2 days ago #353800

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Grabbing a big man for the sake of grabbing one doesn't help us at all. It's already July, so who would we actually be able to add who wouldn't be a stiff? I really appreciate Sears for coming aboard, but I really don't think he gives us much of what shows up in a box score. So unless we find a guy who is better than that, there's no point in wasting a scholarship.

I'm eager to see what JR can do.
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Big man for 2019-20 2 weeks 2 days ago #353804

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L J S A wrote: Grabbing a big man for the sake of grabbing one doesn't help us at all. It's already July, so who would we actually be able to add who wouldn't be a stiff? I really appreciate Sears for coming aboard, but I really don't think he gives us much of what shows up in a box score. So unless we find a guy who is better than that, there's no point in wasting a scholarship.

I'm eager to see what JR can do.


So seeing the brace on Sears knee doesn't make you a bit anxious even after last season with Keita? I think adding a real big even if he plays 3 minutes per game is a good idea. Curtis Johnson could barely run the floor but he was a spark off the bench and changed the flow of more than one game.
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Paul Massell wrote:

L J S A wrote: Grabbing a big man for the sake of grabbing one doesn't help us at all. It's already July, so who would we actually be able to add who wouldn't be a stiff? I really appreciate Sears for coming aboard, but I really don't think he gives us much of what shows up in a box score. So unless we find a guy who is better than that, there's no point in wasting a scholarship.

I'm eager to see what JR can do.


So seeing the brace on Sears knee doesn't make you a bit anxious even after last season with Keita? I think adding a real big even if he plays 3 minutes per game is a good idea. Curtis Johnson could barely run the floor but he was a spark off the bench and changed the flow of more than one game.


I think it makes more sense to have LJ at PF with Wright at SF than it does to have LJ at SF and a garbage player at PF if we are running short on bodies. I'd even put Caraher there before digging through the big man scrap heap in July. I haven't given up on Earlington year either. But if someone wants to direct me toward a list of fifth-year bigs still in transfer pool I'd take a look and admit if my opinion changes. I just don't want to be stuck with a two-year commitment.
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