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George King Redshirting

Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by BuffG, Nov 5, 2014.

  1. BuffG

    BuffG Well-Known Member

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    Per Boyle's presser
     
  2. sweaty teets

    sweaty teets Club Member Club Member

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    [MENTION=1592]buffaholic[/MENTION]
     
  3. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    This is where I eat my crow.
     
  4. Shldr2Shldr

    Shldr2Shldr Club Member Club Member

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    Probably a good idea.
     
  5. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    the ****? Why?
     
  6. BuffG

    BuffG Well-Known Member

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    Indeed.
     
  7. BuffG

    BuffG Well-Known Member

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    Better question is why didn't it happen last year
     
  8. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    He addressed that. Said they didn't have the depth to do it.
     
  9. FLounder

    FLounder The Buffs will rise again! Club Member

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    I have a weird hunch he's going to become a monster rebounding machine. Maybe better than Dre.
     
  10. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Very interesting.

    Initial thoughts:

    - I texted some people that I liked King in the scrimmage I saw. Tad must also see something or he'd graduate him ASAP (or push him out as a transfer by jerking him around on minutes).

    - This suggests that King has gained some maturity and will be able to deal with a redshirt year. I don't think he could have handled it last year.

    - This is a very good thing for class balance.

    - This is a very good thing for getting to rotations more quickly.

    - 2015-16 is going to be a real pain in the ass for Tad when it comes to minutes.
     
  11. BuffG

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    Not buying that. Depth at King's position is no different this year than last. More likely, Tad wasn't sure he wanted to keep King around for a 5th year.
     
  12. buffaholic

    buffaholic Club Member Club Member

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    I don't think he knew who he could trust on the court until they had played a few games. Threw them into the deep end and if they drowned, he'd be pushing them out quicker. In King's case, I think there's a lot of raw potential, so Tad is now willing to invest more. I misread how raw he was in the one closed practice that I had feedback on. Crow eaten. He was awful in games.
     
  13. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    Even after reading through the responses, I still don't understand this move.
     
  14. gone native

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    Seems like the consensus then in a nutshell is: King has legitimate upside potential, but needs to work on his game some more.
     
  15. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    fify. He's got a lot of natural athleticism and a feel for scoring, but the skills and game sense are far from ready.
     
  16. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Huge hands, good length, plus athleticism and an ability to play/guard 3 positions. One of the best 1-on-1 players on the team. After Ski, maybe the best rebounder for his size on the team. That's the potential. The issue is that he's not fundamentally sound and he hasn't gotten over high school mode of basically being the man playing 1 against 5.
     
  17. jgisland

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    Can't say that I'm not shocked, but I've heard very good things about King's athletic ability. Here's hoping for another year in the system is what he needs to "get" the team game.
     
  18. DBT

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    I think RSing after playing a year is better than doing it right off the bat.
     
  19. sweaty teets

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    you can't say that without an explanation
     
  20. Kronah

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    I was walking behind King today in between classes. The dude is big, everything about him is proportionally big. I'm kind of a tall guy, and he didn't really tower over me like Josh and the others do, but man his hands could probably palm my entire face. I like King a lot and I really hope that this year does him good and we see Dre #2 as soon as next year.


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  21. Buffenuf

    Buffenuf massive tool

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    A whole year working against Josh Fortune'll larn him some ball!
     
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    Interesting
     
  24. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Thanks for the insight.
     
  25. BuffLuKe

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    Sounds like he has like Dr. J hands, Jesus.
     
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    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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    Can you say class balance? Coach didn't want all these guys in the same class:

    Gordon
    King
    Fortune
    Fletcher
    Thomas
    Hopkins
     
  27. Buffnik

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    That looks like a mini basketball in his hands.
     
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    Mr. Babar I have no elephant books Club Member

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    As long as you're not this guy, I feel good about this update:
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