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Old 06-23-2019, 04:22 PM   #26
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He is a relic of a previous era, where he could have been a decent player. Big plodding centers have to be absurdly skilled (like 20 and 10 level guys) to be playable in the modern game.
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Old 06-24-2019, 10:55 AM   #27
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I'm going to wish him good luck. I know the coaches and players all like him. He was a good teammate.
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Old 06-24-2019, 11:49 AM   #28
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He is a relic of a previous era, where he could have been a decent player. Big plodding centers have to be absurdly skilled (like 20 and 10 level guys) to be playable in the modern game.
Matt Painter disagrees... who has been deploying traditional lineups with great success for many years now at Purdue.

Isaac Haas was 7'2'' 290 and he had a great career at Purdue... and now that has passed to 7'3'' Matt Harms who had a great sophomore year and is poised for a great junior and senior season. Neither guy is very athletic.

Haas has no chance at pro basketball, but was a very good college player. With very traditional lineups Purdue has gone 130-69 and finished 3rd, 3rd, 2nd, 1st, and 1st in the Big 10 standings... all with lineups you guys would call antiquated.
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Old 06-24-2019, 12:56 PM   #29
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Matt Painter disagrees... who has been deploying traditional lineups with great success for many years now at Purdue.

Isaac Haas was 7'2'' 290 and he had a great career at Purdue... and now that has passed to 7'3'' Matt Harms who had a great sophomore year and is poised for a great junior and senior season. Neither guy is very athletic.

Haas has no chance at pro basketball, but was a very good college player. With very traditional lineups Purdue has gone 130-69 and finished 3rd, 3rd, 2nd, 1st, and 1st in the Big 10 standings... all with lineups you guys would call antiquated.

Those teams would have been significantly better if they weren't tossing the ball inside to those stiffs. This is the trap of results oriented thinking.
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Old 06-24-2019, 01:01 PM   #30
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But they weren't tossing the ball inside to those stiffs. Most of their offensive output comes from pick'n'rolls or offensive rebounds. If they can pin their man and catch it 3 feet from the bucket they will get the ball but its not like they base their offense around throwing it to the low post every possession.
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Old 06-24-2019, 01:35 PM   #31
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But they weren't tossing the ball inside to those stiffs. Most of their offensive output comes from pick'n'rolls or offensive rebounds. If they can pin their man and catch it 3 feet from the bucket they will get the ball but its not like they base their offense around throwing it to the low post every possession.
They do it a lot less with the kid this year, but they ran a lot of plays for the big kid last year. I will say that being that enormous at least allows you to alter shots at the rim. A 6'10" guy like Polla doesn't even offer much in that regard.
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