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by rjsuperfly66
4 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 schedule discussion (top post is current)
Replies: 369
Views: 17051

Re: 2017-18 schedule discussion (top post is current)

I guess I differ than you TP, since I consider a mid-major any conference that usually in an average season would have 2-4 bids. I would consider a low-major a conference that usually has 1 bid, and a major conference usually more than 4. I think P5 is a poor designation as it pertains to basketbal...
by rjsuperfly66
4 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 schedule discussion (top post is current)
Replies: 369
Views: 17051

Re: 2017-18 schedule discussion (top post is current)

I guess I differ than you TP, since I consider a mid-major any conference that usually in an average season would have 2-4 bids. I would consider a low-major a conference that usually has 1 bid, and a major conference usually more than 4. I think P5 is a poor designation as it pertains to basketball...
by rjsuperfly66
4 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 schedule discussion (top post is current)
Replies: 369
Views: 17051

Re: 2017-18 schedule discussion (top post is current)

If Penn St. finishes 11-7 or better in the B1G and devours that OOC schedule, they are in and likely a 7-8 seed. If they finished 10-8 in the B1G, they are probably still in the 9-10 range assuming they have some marquee home/road wins. If they finish 9-9, they could still be square on the bubble 11...
by rjsuperfly66
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: DI Men’s Basketball Committee redefines quality win
Replies: 25
Views: 648

Re: DI Men’s Basketball Committee redefines quality win

Interesting to see if elite programs change their scheduling. *cough cough* Syracuse *cough* If anything it might just reinforce it - in conference they will still play road games at some combination of Duke, UNC, Louisville, Notre Dame, etc. I think the big thing is that itll be harder to make a t...
by rjsuperfly66
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Where Are They Now? Former Player Results and News
Replies: 1319
Views: 93315

Re: Where Are They Now? Former Player Results and News

Delroy James is playing for Team Fancy in the TBT. They advanced to the Sweet 16 on Saturday by beating a Villanova alumni team. James scored 21 points in the Round 2 contest and added 8 rebounds. He was the high scorer in their Game 1 victory as well. Team Fancy next plays on Thursday, July 20th, a...
by rjsuperfly66
2 weeks ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: CELTICS and the NBA
Replies: 215
Views: 7774

Re: CELTICS and the NBA

I think Morris is a great fit to fill Amir's spot in the starting lineup.
Amir was a better rebounder, but not significantly so.
I believe Morris is a 36% 3 pointer shooter for his career, which should be a nice upgrade for a Steven's offense.
Should get plenty of open looks with IT and now Hayward.
by rjsuperfly66
2 weeks ago
Forum: All Other College Sports
Topic: Basketball Practice Facilities Review
Replies: 48
Views: 4169

Re: Basketball Practice Facilities Review

ATP is right ... I believe I read an article that discussed the big donors for the new basketball facility at Gonzaga. I believe they just became fans 5 years ago, after seeing them play in Arizona. I don't believe they have any previous affiliation with the school. In the last 20 years, school enro...
by rjsuperfly66
2 weeks ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: CELTICS and the NBA
Replies: 215
Views: 7774

Re: CELTICS and the NBA

Anyone watch the summer league game the other night? My guy to watch is Zizic. We know Brown can play, and I think we know Tatum can score at this level, but at this point, Zizic is kind of an important piece. C's have no backup bigs with any NBA experience. It's Zizic and Yabousele in that role bat...
by rjsuperfly66
2 weeks ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: CELTICS and the NBA
Replies: 215
Views: 7774

Re: CELTICS and the NBA

It's the beauty of the NBA... with $100 million salary cap and many teams unable to sign true top talents, teams need to sign guys to short-term, high value contracts to even make the cap floor.
by rjsuperfly66
3 weeks ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: CELTICS and the NBA
Replies: 215
Views: 7774

Re: CELTICS and the NBA

More Great News: Kevin O'Connor NBA Staff Writer for "The Ringer" Three league sources sense the current favorite for Gordon Hayward is Miami. Reasons: better lifestyle, Spoelstra, "feature scoring role." Things can obviously change after meetings. But Miami clearly should not be...
by rjsuperfly66
3 weeks ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: CELTICS and the NBA
Replies: 215
Views: 7774

Re: CELTICS and the NBA

LOL, I've always said the way the NBA sets up free agency, it's a farce that all teams with cap space can offer the same deal Take this example ...You work as a marketing rep. A firm in LA offers you $250K to move to LA and work for them. At the same time, a firm in Billings, MT offers you $250K to ...
by rjsuperfly66
3 weeks ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: CELTICS and the NBA
Replies: 215
Views: 7774

Re: CELTICS and the NBA

The Pacers definitely got screwed by George's public desire to go play in LA --- it's not that he owed Pritchard or Indiana anything, but you have to acknowledge it's very hard to swing a trade to another team for max assets when the other team is thinks there is minimal chance of retaining him. His...
by rjsuperfly66
3 weeks ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: CELTICS and the NBA
Replies: 215
Views: 7774

Re: CELTICS and the NBA

It just continues to show, it's all about LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION ... The NBA salary cap structure with set maxes is a killer for many times ... If a player wants to maximize their money, they go to a state with no income tax ... If they want a great location, there are plenty of them out there. ...
by rjsuperfly66
3 weeks ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: CELTICS and the NBA
Replies: 215
Views: 7774

Re: CELTICS and the NBA

Can't believe all is quiet here on the NBA front ... Hayward still at large. George to the Thunder. Griffin back to LA. FA has been live for not even 12 hours, and it looks like the big 4th of July spectacle we would have all loved has been rained out. Hayward will still help if he comes here, but t...
by rjsuperfly66
3 weeks ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 MA SG - A.J. Reeves (PC)
Replies: 114
Views: 6014

Re: '18 MA SG - A.J. Reeves (PC)

But statements like that are just speculation --- you don't know how much it costs to operate the DDC, do you? There are plenty of other X's and O's ... how much does the DDC make on concessions? How much does the city make with their various parking lots? How about the city during a big Saturday ga...
by rjsuperfly66
3 weeks ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 MA SG - A.J. Reeves (PC)
Replies: 114
Views: 6014

Re: '18 MA SG - A.J. Reeves (PC)

Well, one thing to know about the DePaul situation, they were offered 10-years rent free if they committed to keep playing at the AllState Arena in 2012, and they were the ones who kept pushing to try to get a new arena done. It'll be home to Depaul men's and women's basketball, as well as other DeP...
by rjsuperfly66
3 weeks ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: CELTICS and the NBA
Replies: 215
Views: 7774

Re: CELTICS and the NBA

I know it's a small sample size, but if you look only at career numbers, you aren't allowing for recent growth/improvements in those aspects of someone's game. Plus, the game has changed and rosters are built differently. George averaged 8.8 rebounds in 8 games against Cleveland this year, and had 1...
by rjsuperfly66
3 weeks ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: CELTICS and the NBA
Replies: 215
Views: 7774

Re: CELTICS and the NBA

I don't get the Celtic's wanting to trade number one draft picks AND players for a one year rental. George is a 42% career shooter and 4.5rpg. Griffin at 9,5 averages more rebounds than George and Hayward COMBINED! Well at least with regards to George, he averaged 8.8 rebounds in the 4 playoff game...
by rjsuperfly66
3 weeks ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 MA SG - A.J. Reeves (PC)
Replies: 114
Views: 6014

Re: '18 MA SG - A.J. Reeves (PC)

Somebody should get (through the Freedom of Information Act or whatever it is called) a copy of the PC lease with the Dunk / Convention Center Authority and see if it is a market rent lease. Do they pay extra for a practice at the facility? What happens to the concession revenue? Who pays for secur...
by rjsuperfly66
3 weeks ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 MA SG - A.J. Reeves (PC)
Replies: 114
Views: 6014

Re: '18 MA SG - A.J. Reeves (PC)

Respectfully disagree on the Big East earned it. Those schools were handed giant TV checks by Fox because they needed any content at the height of the TV rights boom, before anyone knew how the Big East would respond in the new college sports atmosphere, which allowed them to invest at a Power 5 le...
by rjsuperfly66
3 weeks ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 MA SG - A.J. Reeves (PC)
Replies: 114
Views: 6014

Re: '18 MA SG - A.J. Reeves (PC)

Ace, where I disagree with you is talking about the Big East resources and hype. When the BE7 decided to split off in 2013, it was largely seen as a comical decision. There's roughly a 28 page thread on this site alone, with tons of hysterical remarks in hindsight. Why would anyone join those teams?...
by rjsuperfly66
3 weeks ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 MA SG - A.J. Reeves (PC)
Replies: 114
Views: 6014

Re: '18 MA SG - A.J. Reeves (PC)

You can only consistently land big recruits and recruit at a high level if you are not afraid of failure. If you only want to go after value or under-the-radar guys, they're going to be easier to get but then you're only gonna have those types of guys on your team. I think Cooley recognizes this and...
by rjsuperfly66
3 weeks ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 MA SG - A.J. Reeves (PC)
Replies: 114
Views: 6014

Re: '18 MA SG - A.J. Reeves (Offer)

Wow Cooley continues to kill it... Well PC has an amazing future... Cooley has done well with his recruiting. He however needs to start winning NCAA games. While he has four appearances, he has as many wins as Dan Hurley in his sole trip. An NCAA record of 1-4 with the seeding and recruits Cooley h...
by rjsuperfly66
3 weeks ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 MA SG - A.J. Reeves (PC)
Replies: 114
Views: 6014

Re: '18 MA SG - A.J. Reeves (Offer)

Wow Cooley continues to kill it... Well PC has an amazing future... It was important if PC wanted to maintain the momentum of the last few years that they land a killer recruiting class. They will lose 4 out of 5 starters to graduation, plus there is the potential 6th-7th man Isaiah Jackson grad tr...
by rjsuperfly66
4 weeks ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: CELTICS and the NBA
Replies: 215
Views: 7774

Re: CELTICS and the NBA

I bet Danny is signing Blake griffin as it's hard to believe he would add another expensive wing in Hayward even with a trade of Crowder. I want Hayward over Griffin, but I'm having a tough time justifying that with the current roster. Just look at the frontcourt ... The only signed guys right now ...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 NY G Jalen Lecque
Replies: 11
Views: 1503

Re: '18 NY G Jalen Lecque

Lecque is a Bronx, NY native but has opted to transfer from Monsignor Scanlan to Christ School in North Carolina to repeat his junior year and enter the class of 2019. Lecque attended Providence’s Late Night Madness festivities in October and the Friars offered him last week. He has been running wit...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '19 MA SG - Brycen Goodine
Replies: 3
Views: 354

Re: '19 MA SG - Brycen Goodine

Goodine is next in line at St. Andrew’s and with BABC, following in the footsteps of 2018 Cole Swider. Goodine re-classified from 2018 to 2019 when moving from Bishop Stang to St. Andrew’s for last season. He is playing with BABC on the Nike EYBL circuit. His only reported offer is from Boston Colle...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '19 NH PF - Akok Akok (Offer)
Replies: 9
Views: 1160

Re: '19 NH PF - Akok Akok (Offer)

Akok appears to be one of the next men up for the Mass Rivals squad that has produced tons of talent over the years, including Providence incoming freshman Makai Ashton-Langford and 2018 recruiting targets David Duke and AJ Reeves. Previously a member of the 2018 class, Akok re-classified last summe...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: CELTICS and the NBA
Replies: 215
Views: 7774

Re: CELTICS and the NBA

I think the problem with that Bulls offer is that by taking on Butler and getting rid of no contracts, it would significantly restrict them in free agency. I hadn't heard that rumor so I appreciate you mentioning it. I think getting Butler for just #3 is a steal, which is why I think Ainge is also t...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: CELTICS and the NBA
Replies: 215
Views: 7774

Re: CELTICS and the NBA

I too was ok with the trade, but I think it's one of those deals where it's going to be TBD on who the winner and loser is. It seems like everyone thinks the C's are moving the #3 pick, at least from an article I read last night about how Josh Jackson's camp doesn't appear to want to waste a time wi...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 RI SG Cole Swider (Villanova Commit)
Replies: 328
Views: 19827

Re: '18 RI SG Cole Swider (Offer)

Ehh, shoplifting? Stretching there. PC believes in this approach because if the player gets a) homesick b) wrong fit, or c) any other option, they hope the initial investment gets them a seat at the table later on. Many people thought MAL was destined for UCONN, Cooley kept pushing. He lost the init...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 RI SG Cole Swider (Villanova Commit)
Replies: 328
Views: 19827

Re: '18 RI SG Cole Swider (Offer)

PC was his fall back plan if none of the programs he really wanted to go to offered, nothing more. He wanted nothing to do with staying around here. Dan was smart to hop out early when it was clear he wasn't interested, and PC bringing their bus and going nuts to try to get him when he wasn't inter...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: All Other College Sports
Topic: Louisville Cardinal basketball sanctions
Replies: 5
Views: 345

Re: Louisville Cardinal basketball sanctions

Honestly, I'm so tired of talking about these sanctions, the reality being that these schools commit significant infractions, and get a slap on the wrist. Even if they have to vacate their banner, the fans all still got to celebrate the joy of a Championship. No one can ever take that away from them...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: Golden State Warriors
Replies: 20
Views: 332

Re: Golden State Warriors

1) The 2015 and 2016 versions of the Golden St. Warriors were a lot more interesting to me. As has been stated, that was an organically built team and was something to trumpet as the team that "built through the draft." While it is certainly no one in the organizations fault that Durant si...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 RI SG Cole Swider (Villanova Commit)
Replies: 328
Views: 19827

Re: '18 RI SG Cole Swider (Offer)

Swider has Duke written all over him. Sorry PC. Why sorry? This really isn't a surprise to anyone. Most connected PC fans have known Swider was a real outside-chance. And I think they are ok with that, because fans are really high on Reeves (#73) and Duke (#74) as their top prospects. Losing on the...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Proposed AAC-A10 Challenge
Replies: 18
Views: 1026

Re: Proposed AAC-A10 Challenge

It's interesting, because the AAC and the A10 (from a basketball perspective) are two very like conferences. They both have averaged around 3 bids in the last 2-3 years. Both have struggled to make any traction in the NCAA Tournament. Both have been dragged down by the plethora of non-Top 100 progra...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 schedule discussion (top post is current)
Replies: 369
Views: 17051

Re: 2017-18 schedule discussion (top post is current)

I agree with Ramster in most regards on this topic, one early season game (even a pretty big one) should not make or break attendance for an entire season. URI (or PC's season) will largely be determined by conference performance. However, the area I would tend to disagree is that if the season star...
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: CELTICS and the NBA
Replies: 215
Views: 7774

Re: CELTICS and the NBA

That's the reality of the modern-day NBA. Lebron's dominance is impossible to stop, and the Cavs are more than strong enough at every other position. If Lebron will be Lebron for another 3-5 years, the C's might not be able to match his firepower, but they need to basically be better at almost every...
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: CELTICS and the NBA
Replies: 215
Views: 7774

Re: CELTICS and the NBA

I was very disappointed, I felt the other night was a complete F performance. If I had to scale: A: Win B: Competitive To The End C: Competitive For At Least a Half D: Competitive For At Least a Quarter F: Non-Competitive After a Quarter The way the game played out the other night, it was basically ...
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: CELTICS and the NBA
Replies: 215
Views: 7774

Re: CELTICS and the NBA

It's tough to say ... I like Josh Jackson, but he's a guy who made positive contributions on a team that probably would have made the Sweet 16 with or without him. If you put him on a bad team, or a team with a mediocre roster, would his interactions/reactions resemble that of Fultz? And vice versa,...
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: CELTICS and the NBA
Replies: 215
Views: 7774

Re: CELTICS and the NBA

I think the C's are destined for a draft-build, which I think I'm coming around more now on than I was before ... If the C's land a marquee FA (lets say Hayward), and can go IT + Hayward + Horford, and now they have the drafted guys that go Brown + 2017 Top 4 + 2018 Top 4, they might have a shot at ...
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: CELTICS and the NBA
Replies: 215
Views: 7774

Re: CELTICS and the NBA

I don't know about you guys but I'm more excited to see which way the ping pong balls bounce tomorrow night than whether the Celtics can win game 7 tonight for the right to lose to Cleveland. I just want to see them competitive ... I know people keep talking about the Cleveland series as a known lo...
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Kevin McNamara: Who do you like next season, the Friars or the Rams?
Replies: 33
Views: 1608

Re: Kevin McNamara: Who do you like next season, the Friars or the Rams?

Yes, there is a huge illusion about that Villanova team. They had a legit bigs, for one. Daniel Ochefu, he was 6'11, 245lbs. His backup, Darryl Reynolds, was 6'9, 240lbs. So they had size and muscle to at least hold up against some bigger guys. Also, their "PF" would have been Kris Jenkins...
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 2017-2018 Season
Replies: 484
Views: 21935

Re: The 2017-2018 Season

Rhody83 wrote:
rhodylaw wrote:rebounding is the result of mentality more than physicality.


How many Sweet 16 teams started at least two players 6-7 or taller?


15 out of 16.
The lone exception was Xavier.
They went 6'4-6'5-6'6-6'6-6'9.
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Thompson potential redshirt year?
Replies: 53
Views: 2399

Re: Thompson potential redshirt year?

Billyboy78 wrote:You can redshirt somebody after 2 years without an injury?


Yes. Kelly Olynyk is the most recent example I can think of who did that.
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Men's Basketball End of Year Celebration!
Replies: 109
Views: 4515

Re: Men's Basketball End of Year Celebration!

URI doesn't have to beat Kansas or Kentucky for anyone. URI just has to consistently get a guy that can do things at an NCAA D1 level. They say that in the NBA draft, what CAN he do. The top picks are picked for potential and in the roles of star, all star, starter, bench/role player. URI just has ...
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Men's Basketball End of Year Celebration!
Replies: 109
Views: 4515

Re: Men's Basketball End of Year Celebration!

Sounds like today's athletes have to be pampered even more than the ones as recently as 10 or 15 years ago. Stuff like that makes me want to donate less, not more. It's not about being pampered, it's a direct result of the athletes not being paid. Because they're not paid and the top programs have ...
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Men's Basketball End of Year Celebration!
Replies: 109
Views: 4515

Re: Men's Basketball End of Year Celebration!

PC has survived for 45 years playing games off campus. They have Alumni Hall on campus for practice. The big reasons the practice facility was pushed: 1) They wanted something nicer. Alumni was recently renovated but would never be considered new or "state-of-the-art." 2) They wanted the ...
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: Red Sox and other Major League Baseball - 2016
Replies: 523
Views: 15308

Re: Red Sox and other Major League Baseball - 2016

You're going to find dumbass fans everywhere ... Heck, have you seen the stories about fans of the Raiders and 49ers fans? I believe it was Real Sports with Gumbel a few years ago who did a profile on this ... Talking about how a dad and his two teenage daughters who were Green Bay fans went to a pl...
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Kevin McNamara: Who do you like next season, the Friars or the Rams?
Replies: 33
Views: 1608

Re: Kevin McNamara: Who do you like next season, the Friars or the Rams?

PC has a top 15 recruiting class, and their entire team back. We have major questions about the front court, not only with starters at the 4, but depth behind 4-5. Four guards is an absurdity. Maybe you can beat the GMUs and Richmonds, but OOC and NCAAs present problems with interior offense and de...

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