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Re: modern game, the new model
will the next Beach Traore please stand up
now if we could get BYU & Auburn's Traore s, we would have an unbeatable 4 of a kind!
well, given the first Traore tends to get in foul trouble, a 2nd Traore would be like having one Traore wiht 10 fouls
with teh two bigs, and a 2nd Traore, can pretty much go out on a limb that we'll lead the Big West in offensive reoubnds and 2nd change points next year.
What about a second Traore?
it's no longer a game, where you need classic 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 type roles. we don't need two 'bigs' on the floor.
last year was by far the best a long beach team played with spacing, creating space for Murray & SLater, and even Traore later to go to the hoop and create offense.
all we need is to have a big not named Traore in the line-up, so does mean having Polynice and Stround (and another big if they can get) as guys that can put in 35 minutes a game on the floor. Other than that with Murray as a point guard, just need either Hart or Hunter to be guys that put in 10 minutes at the point. & then we just put 3 wings out there. One is Roodegard who should hopefully be more comfortable with his shot, and then again how well Hunter acclimates. Learning the spacing takes time, the good news is JOnes and Traore were guys that spaced well without the ball.
just don't see that we'll be as good as we were this year with TOs, meaning collectively need to be a bit better shooting team with as Jones, Traore, & Rotegaard make strides. lots of ifs and potential, really need one impact transfer a guy like 6'5" with muscle that can add to the defense mostly and can get to the hoop. If they can add a solid wing to this group, they could be a very good transition team, maybe even better than last year.