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plasticJHawk (Anonymous) says...

1.) Are you aware that he will be required to sit out the first game?

2.) Are you saying that missing all of Spring Camp for disciplinary reasons is not discipline?

Other guys are getting coaching and getting first team reps and he's not there.

plasticJHawk (Anonymous) says...

I agree with all who have commented above. The sum total of the requirements placed on him through the justice system, the university offices, and the discipline administered by coaching staff seems appropriately severe given all that we know about the situation.

As long as Williams can fulfill the requirements that he's agreed to then it would be fair if we never hear about this incident again.

Based on his words and those of the Athletic Director, I assume that he's learned an invaluable lesson and in the future will exhibit much better self-control.

Secondary to that; it will be very good to have him back with the team this fall. Hopefully he can continue the on-field success from last year.

plasticJHawk (Anonymous) says...

1. This is Summer League. It's a little different from true NBA competition.
2. Svi would have fouled out every game trying to guard point guards, and it was too important to have him o the floor.
3. Svi came to KU as a 16 y/o kid who could barely speak the language let alone run the offense
4. In four years at KU Svi never would have been a better PG than Frank Mason or Devonte Graham.

I love Svi and he's definitely a better pro prospect than both of those guys and figures to have a long professional career. Maybe over time he can develop into a capable NBA guard who can run the point when needed, but he's going to butter his bread as a catch a shoot guy for most of his pro career.

plasticJHawk (Anonymous) says...

FYI, Lagerald Vick is no longer on the Houston Rockets' summer league roster. No mention of him whatsoever... so it's unclear why there was news 6 days ago that he was going to be on the Rockets' summer league team, and now he's not listed.

https://www.chron.com/sports/rockets/...

plasticJHawk (Anonymous) says...

I don't think that the NBA game is boring, I just think that it's too diluted. There are too many games. The 82 game season means that too many of the games don't matter. But the rivalry games are generally taken very seriously, even in the regular season. The intensity level that teams play with in the playoffs is actually pretty incredible though... however, the playoffs still is a long game because of the best of 7 format. It's just so different from the college game, where every loss in nonconference matters to tourney seeding, where the conference championship matters, the conference tournaments matter, the single elimination style raises the stakes.

If you have a favorite team the NBA is can be very exciting. Because you know the players and the storylines and the most hated rivals. But it can be very hard to watch a regular season game even when it's one of my favorite teams, if they are playing against a team that is of no concern of mine.

plasticJHawk (Anonymous) says...

Welcome to the Kansas family Mr. Moss. You made a wise choice and you won't regret it

plasticJHawk (Anonymous) says...

I would move all HS, collegiate, womens, mens etc to the international distance. But let the NBA put theirs wherever they want it. for all I care they can move it back to 25 ft, or even add a 4 pt shot... but all HS, collegiate, etc should play with one distance.

There should be one line for amateur basketball across the board.

plasticJHawk (Anonymous) says...

Re: the 3 point line.

I would move all HS, collegiate, womens, mens etc to the international distance. But let the NBA put theirs wherever they want it. for all I care they can move it back to 25 ft, or even add a 4 pt shot... but all HS, collegiate, etc should play with one distance.

plasticJHawk (Anonymous) says...

I personally have never subscribed to the idea that having a jump ball is better than or worse than having the alternating possession rule. I think that the argument that it doesn't reward a good defensive possession is a weak argument for several reasons. The reward for a good defensive possession is always the same... the offensive team doesn't score. If the alternating possession rule then gives the ball back to the offense, then you just have to play good defense again.

Also, the same could be said for a defensive deflection out of bounds. The defender makes a good play by tipping a pass out of bounds and then the offense retains possession. It's just the rules of the game.

Also, not every "dual possession" play is the result of a superior defensive effort. It's simply a dual possession, for example a rebound could be controlled by two players on opposite teams resulting in a dual possession. This could be the result of a superior effort by either team, or neither team.

So while I'm not against having a jump ball for every dual possession whistle, I'm not necessarily for it either. A jump ball could favor one team over the other team. For example if Kansas is playing against a team that lacks size at every position, then Kansas will win most of the jump balls. Wouldn't that be rewarding Kansas with a favorable jump ball, even if the other team made a superior defensive play to force a tie-up?

I get the point that Basketball is an athletic sporting event, and the argument that you should let the players make an athletic play to control the possession for their team. That's probably the strongest case to be made for having a jump ball rather than an alternating possession rule. But in most cases, dual-possession and tie-ups are not a big enough factor in games for me to be bothered by the current rule... which has been the rule that every amateur league in America to my knowledge has used for longer than I can remember.

plasticJHawk (Anonymous) says...

I am assuming that the game against Duke in NYC is the Champions Classic. At first I thought the Duke game was in Maui, but I had to read it again.