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I have watched him play all year. He "can" play, but he doesn't always play that well. Nor does any player on the team, but Chane gives us a better chance to win at the three spot for significant minutes then Luke does. Luke is a defensive liability at times because he runs the floor like a 12 year old, not to mention him and my grandmother have the same lateral speed. Does he give 110% effort, absolutely. Chanes 60% is better then Lukes 110%. Thats not earth shattering news.
Please tell me one "skill" Chane has suitable for the 3? Can he shoot? No. Luke can, he's been a 40% 3 point shooter since those first few terrible games. Can he pass? Well, not accurately. Luke can. Can he dribble? Off his feet, yes. Luke can handle the ball. Chane is a inside player. Maybe he can develop his perimeter game this summer, but its not even close now.
This is the Wiki explanation for the 3 spot. You are describing a guard. A small forward can have a mix bag of skills. Wayne in most offenses would be a two a lot of places throughout the country. As would Kyle.
Small forwardMain article: Small forward
The small forward (SF), colloquially known as the three, is typically somewhat shorter, quicker and leaner than power forwards and centers. Thus, in the NBA, small forwards range from 6 feet 6 inches (1.96 m) to 6 feet 9 inches (2.06 m). European small forward height ranges from 6 feet 4 inches (1.93 m) to 6 feet 8 inches (2.03 m). The small forward position is considered to be perhaps the most versatile of the main five basketball positions, due to the nature of its role, which is sometimes similar to that of a power forward, and other times more resembles the role of a shooting guard. The small forward and shooting guard positions are often interchangeable.
Small forwards have a variety of assets, such as quickness and strength inside. One common thread between all kinds of small forwards is an ability to "get to the line" and draw fouls by aggressively attempting post-up plays, lay-ups, or slam dunks. As such, accurate foul shooting is a common skill for small forwards, many of whom record a large portion of their points from the foul line. Small forwards should be able to do a little bit of everything on the court, typically playing roles such as swingmen but also as point forwards and defensive specialists.
My point is, Chane can play the three, Maybe not the three that you like, but can play it none the less. Let Trez and SVT hold down the four spot and see what Chane can do. I do know he can Dunk, Rebound, Shoot a 10 - 12 footer, and bang all over the court. It may just work. He doesnt have to be Scottie Pippen for us to win.
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Who cares if there are offenses Chane can play the 3? He can't in the Pitino offense at Louisville. As far as I know, that's all we have a choice to run considering these injury/suspensions just happened yesterday. Have you watched what a 3 does in a Pitino offense? They are inter-changeable with the 2 spot. Fans want to see these lineups with NBA size on the floor, but they have to have the skill for that spot in this system. Chane doesn't. He might be the perfect heigh to play the 3, but it doesn't matter.
Thats why he is a Hall of Fame coach that should be able to adapt on the fly. Thats why he is paid more then almost every coach in the land. I think we can all agree that putting the best talent on the floor puts us in the position to win. Sometimes Rick has a hard time swallowing his pride to prove a point. All I am saying is I would like to see it happen. I am pretty sure a lot of people agree with me on that. I am interested to see how he plays this tonight. You are probably correct, Time will tell. 2 and half hours to be exact.
How can he teach a player a brand new position and have him magically develop the skillset needed for that spot when Blackshear was just injured during yesterday's practice. I guess with whatever practice time remained yesterday he was supposed to diagnose Blackshear would be out for certain tonight and then train Chane to play a new position that he doesn't have the skills to play, or better yet just change the entire offense for the whole team to utilize a 3 that can't pass/shoot/dribble. Not to mention whatever else he needed to cover in practice to get ready for tonight. Come on man, you aren't being reasonable at all no matter if Pitino is paid Dr. Evil money.
I can assure you, it is not off the table to play him at the three spot. He is not filling in for Russ or Peyton. To be honest with you, it shouldn't be that hard, because typically Wayne stood in the corner. Just like Kyle. Which is a disservice to Wayne's athletic ability. Since you are a high D-1 head coach type talent. Obviously by your in depth analysis of what Pitino and our players are capable of, I'll take your word for it.
siva and russ will have to play whole game IF siva can stay out of foul trouble
Workaholics is great, I'll give you that. I'm no high-level coach, but I've seen enough of what Pitino does to know what is out of the question. So if Wayne just stands in the corner behind the arc, and I'm not debating that because he does a lot, then why does Chane mimmicking that (same as Kuric played) a good idea? Just because Chane is a better athletic talent than Hancock doesn't mean he's better to stand around the perimeter handling the ball, shooting outside shots, putting it on the floor, etc. Either you contend Chane can stand in Kyle Korner and suddenly become a good shooter, or you contend Pitino should have developed/taught an entirely new offensive system in whatever time he had yesterday in practice after Wayne went down.
Yep. The press likely won't be used much tonight. More an ugly halfcourt grind.
I agree with everything you just said. I guess my whole idea is to maybe extend the three spot a little bit. Maybe a little but more off ball movement and more of a board crasher. Then he would have to teach a whole new offense. For some reason, I feel like this should be easier.
Yea, I mean I agree to get the "best players on the floor" Chane could play some 3, Trez more at the 4, and SVT more in the post. That way Henderson isn't the only other option you have on the wing and at guard besides the starters. Alas, the pieces don't fit, not in this short amount of time to prep. Wayne is supposed to be back really soon, so I take that as he plays after tonight. Ware might leave after this season, but he's a fool not to just go all-in this year and play a role off the bench on a title contender. He can't transfer mid-semester, so his options are limited.
I just do not know why there has to be all this drama every year. It gets really old. Just play ball. Hard. All the time.
I will give Luke credit. Not playing well offensively but he is tearing it up on the defensive end. I'll take it.
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There is no way Trez, CB and Gorgui will start. They havent even been on the floor together at all. Would they all stand in the lane and hold hands or what? I mean there is no fit for those 3 playing together and each would get in the way of the other with all 3 in at the same time.
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