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rockiee
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Yep. He might be a great player, but it isnt the full game, every game. Very disappointing with how he is touted. Way more skilled then me


Well, his "hype" was always based on potential. That is why his stock hasn't changed much.


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cubsfan5150
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At what point does a coach sit his azz, run him crazy, force the point of the matter?


Are you serious? I couldn't imagine the fans' reactions if he were to do this. BTW, I believe that we played better without Gafford in the game today.

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Why is it that these players, get better when they leave Arkansas and go to the NBA.


Again, are you serious? Players get better when they are getting NBA coaching and get to do nothing but concentrate on basketball?

Who are you speaking of? We really haven't put anyone but Portis in the NBA.

And Portis now has all day long to get better at what he does. No school, no job, just practice and games, with the best coaches in the world.


rockiee
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Why is it that these players, get better when they leave Arkansas and go to the NBA.


Who? I have a bigger problem with the recruiting than the development but you can blame both on Mike.


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Here goes a genius idea, don’t run them with Harris as facilitator.

Use one of the other 7 guards to start the action on the PnR.

Not using the strengths of the best player in the program since Portis is on the coaches 100%.

All in all it gets back to having a shite supporting cast because inability to recruit.


Razorback Reverend
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Are you serious? I couldn't imagine the fans' reactions if he were to do this. BTW, I believe that we played better without Gafford in the game today.


On this one, absolutely. It was on twitter at several places that we often play better with him on the bench. And until he shows something more, sit him.

As to the other one... But lordy mercy, doesn't look like much coaching going on


momentoftruth87
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Yep. Mike not earning his paycheck


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cubsfan5150
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I will always agree that Mike should probably do a better job in the recruiting part... I'm not sure how much better, but better.

Other than that, I have few issues with his coaching.

Gafford is best around the basket. So that's where he puts him.

Joe and Jones can't handle the ball very well, so Harris runs the pick and rolls.



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Raz4back
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On this one, absolutely. It was on twitter at several places that we often play better with him on the bench. And until he shows something more, sit him.


This team wouldn’t have 10 wins without him


momentoftruth87
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This team wouldn’t have 10 wins without him


We arent going dancing, so I really dont see the difference.


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Hawgeye
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Dude, I am no basketball player, but I played. And the coaches I had made damn sure that you worked on your craft, and got better at those things. At what point does a coach sit his azz, run him crazy, force the point of the matter? Why is it that these players, get better when they leave Arkansas and go to the NBA. And I am not speaking of taking years to do so. Perhaps, could it possibly be coaching?


I get on MA a lot on here, but there are certain things coaches just can’t change. I’ll never blame MA for free throws, because I know they practice them. I’ll also never blame him for a player checking out, which it seems Gafford has done. He keeps proving he is one of the laziest players in the league.

MA really can’t sit him. Behind him is two undersized guys and one of those is a foul machine.


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Stonehog
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Why is it that these players, get better when they leave Arkansas and go to the NBA.


Like who?


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rockiee
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Harris can't shoot and when he does drive, he's not likely to make it, so there's no reason to switch.


He definitely can't shoot, he is an alright driver. Jones is the only one I could consider reasonably better.


cubsfan5150
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Harris is amazing at getting to the basket... he's got great handles. He just isn't likely to score in traffic. He tends to just throw the ball up hoping for a foul or a Gafford rebound/dunk.


Raz4back
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it seems Gafford has done


He scored 23 and 28 the two previous games


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The most athletic big man
Unfortunate that he plays like he's 6'5''.


rockiee
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He just isn't likely to score in traffic. He tends to just throw the ball up hoping for a foul or a Gafford rebound/dunk.




I don't disagree but I also think we don't attack the basketball enough. It seems like Jones and Harris are the only ones that are willing/able to do that at times. Especially when we have a lead.


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This team wouldn’t have 10 wins without him
So a preview of next year? My bad I forgot about the great recruiting Mike has been doing. 98th rated 2019 class.

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UltimateHog
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And has absolutely zero shooting ability.

I loved how Portis could hit a mid to deep range jumper, even could hit a few threes.

Rather have that skillset.


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Stonehog
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He scored 23 and 28 the two previous games


He can score if the other team has inferior bigs and/or they don't double team him. If he gets double teamed he checks out. He totally gave up down the stretch today, on both ends of the floor.


momentoftruth87
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I'll +1 you drewbs


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