Harden continued one of the best scoring runs ever with 35 points against the Raptors, extending his streak of 30-plus-point performances to 22 games. It’s the fourth-longest streak of 30-point games in NBA history, surpassed only by Wilt Chamberlain, who has three streaks longer than Harden’s, including a record 65.
@dylans Holy smokes , where you live-- I’m not coming lol. - - Ya We are fine thanks for asking it was crazy weather for sure. - Like Dan said been a crazy summer - -really dry , shortly before all this yesterday earlier in the day like I said it was 101 and heat index 108. - - - just a lot of power outage and tree’s down. - But we are fine - -thanks again
Honestly it’s the coach that is the face of the bball program. That’s part of the reason he’s paid so well, brand recognition generated by success. Roy = UNC, Coach K = Duke Boeheim = ‘Cuse. Etc. Players are more the flavor of the month, @kjayhawks didn’t even mention Mario!
College coaches are paid so much because they don’t share funds with players. They are paid in accordance with how much revenue their programs produce.
Even though coaches never score any points, the players they develop are responsible for winning games that does influence the amount of income to universities.
Coaches change but the support for the university is still there; for the players on the court.
Going all the way back to Dick Harp, new coaches at KU have inherited very good talent when they took the reins. The FACE was there before they took the job.
Newman has been bringing the ball up more. Which is helping Graham rest a lil. And… I may get stoned to death here but lately I’d rather have Newman driving the ball late clock/late game. He simply finishes more often than does DTG
Cragar, I’m with you. Newman was Killing it late in the game @ Kstate! Coach has to give as much rest to DG as possible. Playing DG of the ball does that and keeps him on the floor
Appears to me that this is a game where Garrett and Cunliffe each draw 20 minutes of playing time. Rest Newman. Give the 3 walk-ons a few minutes of exposure. In retrospect, Newman is to be praised for his 30 minutes of effort at Lincoln; but the coaching staff walked a shaky line in the decision to play him, esp. so many minutes. Cunliffe has been in the program right at a year. Why transfer in a kid who possesses a semester of quite decent playing experience, then glue him to the bench? It’s not like he just walked in from the football locker room. I am well aware that the counter argument is that the program could not afford to lose 3 in a row. Obviously, that dictated the decision about playing time. Head injuries are not to be screwed with, in my not so humble opinion. Our starters have been hampered by recruiting decisions. Talk about SOFT! Bringing in 3 scholarship transfers who are ineligible this season…and a lamebrain power forward who couldn’t live within the rules. Our starters are being pounded with too many minutes.
I expect so much more from Malik. He’s terrible right now. Drives 100 mph to nowhere. He needs to figure out how to play against length and equal athleticism.
Show some patience with Malik. He needs time to grow into his role.
Playing UK was the hardest on Malik because he is the guy that wants to drive the lane, and he doesn’t have the size to take it to UK. I don’t know how many of his shots were blocked, but I can easily imagine at least 4 of his shots were swatted. Kind of reminded me of our disastrous game with UK back when Frank was a freshman and UK seemed to block 100 shots that game (felt like it anyways).
Let’s hope he learned a lesson from this game. But it does take a huge effort and open mind to fix talents regarding driving to the hole. The hardest lesson is to learn a concept that seems counterproductive: slow down! The biggest key to successfully finishing in the paint is to slow down at the end so you can assess the defense and adjust to a successful finish. This requires being in control. Malik is not in control on his finishes right now. He’s making the mistake made by TT and Sherron when they were young. Trying to finish at full speed.