Shortly after ESPN released an article headlined, “Get used to Kentucky being #1.”
This season is really wide open.
@Crimsonorblue22 I agree with Enaruna getting time. He has so much upside and just needs experience.
With Dotson, I don’t think it was just Tre Jones or Duke’s defense that gave him problems. Our offense wasn’t great. Our post-passing sucked, our big-men can’t shoot, and probably the biggest thing was that we started three guys last night who didn’t attempt a 3-pointer. The lack of perimeter options and lack of spacing forced Dotson into some tough plays. He could have played better but I don’t think it was entirely Dotson’s fault.
Why do people think it’s impossible for us to clean up the turnovers? Isn’t that the natural progression of a team as they get more experience playing in a system together with their teammates? I think so.
I’d say all turnovers have some degree of carelessness, which is in part caused by an uncertainty of what to do in a particular situation or what a teammate will do in a particular situation. That uncertainty decreases as players get more comfortable in their roles and with their teammates. They understand their teammates’ behavior and body language, and are better able to predict what they are going to do.
They also can learn how to do things better (like feed and pass out of the post) and things that they shouldn’t do (leave your feet to throw a pass), and that helps too.
So, ya, I think we can clean it up a little.
If we’re going to play 2 big-men then our bigs need to get better at passing out of double-teams and the other players need to know exactly what to do right away when the double comes and sprint to their spots. We just need to get to the point in the offense where our big has a 1-on-1 match-up in the post or he’s doubled and our ball movement is quick enough that someone else gets an open shot. Double-teams shouldn’t be rewarded with turnovers, it should give someone else a quality look.
@KirkIsMyHinrich “turnovers can be corrected”
I hope you’re right. The turnovers I saw last night were stupid and I’ve always heard you can’t fix stupid.
You can, though. You can decrease your stupid by reading books and stuff. At least that’s what I heard; I don’t read.