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  1. Ryan Rollins headed to the Warriors. They traded up to grab him in the second round.
  2. Add in the 3 non D1 teams we will face and we are almost there. I’m joking but sorta could be the sad truth again.
  3. Has to be for summer league. Which would be great. I don’t care where they end up, just wanna see our Bulls get to that next level.
  4. All the more reason why there should be excitement. And understanding of the growing pains.
  5. I assume that she recruits players who will fit her system and the type of play she wants to see. That’s how you build a culture. She’s relatively young and inexperienced but this isn’t her first coaching gig. So I assume she has an idea in place. The benefit she had was that she is starting with a clean canvas.
  6. At this point I’m excited to see what coach Burke’s system will be like. I expected this team to be better later in the season rather than the beginning. Gonna take time to gel. But very exciting.
  7. Gotta view the portal as free agency. Sometimes in free agency a coach wants a plug and play quote unquote missing piece. Or sometimes they want someone who might be better in a new system. So relating this to UB, in previous years I think Whitesell has tried to find that plug and play guy. He’s failed at it. And sometimes stuck with that player longer than he should have. I very much think Whitesell, like other coaches, is still trying to navigate and find the right combo in this new realm. Not every coach can hit portal homers like Musselman. For continuity sake, or as much continuity is possible in today’s system, I don’t mind transfers who have multiple years left. And won’t be plug and play let downs but rather guys who come in and grow and develop. Compete and earn a role rather than expect to play despite ineffectiveness. We can all think of the recent names I’m hinting at.
  8. Sorry I don’t know Bonnie basketball but who is that?
  9. I agree with what @Chet and @Tee4three just said. And that all comes back to coaching. Whitesell does run an appealing style but that doesn’t mean that everyone on the floor should have the freedom to iso. Example is Mballa last season. How many times was he allowed to iso from the 3 line, dribble drive then get stripped. It’s about giving the right player the freedom. To Tee’s point about Graves…when he had Clark or Jordan creating for him, he was lights out. But put the ball in his hands iso and no good. Whitesell needs to give PGs freedom to create for others. Space the floor and get shooters looks. Which is why last season Skogman worked better than Mballa. Bc Skogman could play in and out. And Mballa was just flat out used wrong. Much like Graves the year before. In retrospect, Mballa probably would have been better served being the 6th man. Perkins role. But of course, would he have bought into that role? I do think the NBA process screwed with Mballa more so than Graves.
  10. A lot of it comes down to coaching as well. Whitesell may have given Mballa too much freedom. Graves seems to be doing well in an nba environment, particularly the Spurs organization. Getting to the nba takes discipline…something that’s been missing at times from our team.
  11. Spot on. He and Skogman clashed. And to the point of this article, if Mballa buys into the role of defense and rebounding and rebounding and not being a focal point offensively then he can thrive. But last year he was given too much liberty. And we got what we got…a flawed tweener.
  12. https://www.gatorcountry.com/florida-gators-basketball/transfer-portal-target-buffalos-josh-mballa/ Great write up here summarizing Mballa. Note what it mentions about his offensive game, him buying in and the leash he was given at UB.
  13. Harris is confirmed coming back.
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