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I'm saying if he's limited to what he's shown to be good at, then we're in


for a challenging season unless others step up. Everyone has to take a step forward in their development for this season to work, particularly Huff on interior defense and rebounding, Key with finishing, Clark with creating his own shot and not dribbling himself into troubling TOs, and Diakite with his shooting and his interior passing. Everyone else is a newcomer or minor contributor, so there's not much for us fans to go on.

There is particular urgency for Diakite to shine because so much scoring was lost in the back court, and so much of our talent is now in the front court. We need a guy who can get a bucket when we absolutely had to have a bucket, and that was often Hunter.

There's also urgency because we've seen what happens when our front court is limited to screening, defending, and blocking out...that's basically the Salt/Wilkins set up, and while we had some killer defense, we'd go through major scoring droughts that ultimately ended our seasons prematurely.

I can see Caffaro in the "Defend, Rebound, Dunk" role his first season. Diakite can be more versatile and IMO he has to be.

(In response to this post by Hooddihsm)

Posted: 08/13/2019 at 1:53PM



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Diakite takeaways from Nike Basketball Academy -- G0H00SG0 08/13/2019 12:14PM
  He needs a jump hook. ** -- TriplHoo 08/13/2019 2:59PM
  Demolition Man, Part Deux ** -- jdubforwahoowa 08/13/2019 2:43PM
  He can certainly do that -- hooman#1 08/13/2019 4:37PM
  Fair ** -- D 08/13/2019 1:38PM
  No problem! Jon Givony ESPN ** -- G0H00SG0 08/13/2019 1:37PM
  Who the *** advised him to lose 20 lbs?? ** -- wahoo138 08/13/2019 1:06PM
  I think players often lose weight during the season** -- wahoo,M.D. 08/14/2019 06:45AM
  Rumor was his agent so he could -- bridgehoo 08/13/2019 1:10PM
  Maybe his GF, again? :-) -- jdubforwahoowa 08/13/2019 1:14PM
  I missed that suggestion ** -- Trigon 08/13/2019 1:09PM
  "Pascal Siakam" = I love this comp for Mamadi ** -- bhc333 08/13/2019 1:05PM
  true ** -- Trigon 08/13/2019 1:05PM
  Removed** -- Stimp 08/13/2019 12:57PM
  Salt (if the article predated July 26) ** -- Stimp 08/13/2019 12:58PM
  I like to eat kiwis . . . ** -- jdubforwahoowa 08/13/2019 1:56PM
  Spot on ** -- Sterling Malory Archer 08/13/2019 12:45PM
  In order for him to get drafted -- jazzhoo 08/13/2019 12:31PM
  Anybody know his offensive numbers during tourney? -- CavalierIU 08/13/2019 1:09PM
  Unknown has them above ** -- Haney 08/13/2019 1:57PM
  I'm with those who disagree with you -- Faz d. Hoo 08/14/2019 08:40AM
  This year we will need a little more .. -- T Room Cav 08/13/2019 2:28PM
  Agreed. ** -- Hooddihsm 08/13/2019 1:18PM
  He’s a far better scorer in the paint than Jack ** -- Williamsburg Wahoo 08/13/2019 6:27PM
  FWIW, I had a dream recently that Salt made a three -- Faz d. Hoo 08/14/2019 09:14AM
  I agree. He can do more than dunk. ** -- Bourbon Bowl 08/13/2019 8:57PM
  I'm not saying he shouldn't take open shots -- Hooddihsm 08/13/2019 1:17PM
  Fair ** -- Hooddihsm 08/13/2019 1:55PM
  If he finishes stronger at the rim -- ARKHOO 08/13/2019 1:49PM
  Key, Diakite, and Huff are the new big 3.. -- Huff Daddy 08/13/2019 1:27PM
  I just don't see it. Hope I'm wrong ** -- wahoo138 08/13/2019 1:13PM
  My Jerome. -- jdubforwahoowa 08/13/2019 1:15PM
  I just don't see the fluidity -- wahoo138 08/13/2019 1:17PM

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