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Only with more development

He was given starting opportunities at the beginning of last season but lost the job when Murphy established himself. I think early on the coaches were thinking Hauser/McKoy would be the 3/4 hybrids sharing the floor a lot, but Hauser created a lot of open shot opportunities for teammates that Murphy was best suited to take advantage of. Also, I think McKoy just disappointed on defense - that was his best shot at staying ahead of Murphy on the depth chart but they became interchangeable on defense, if not eventually to Murphy's favor. McKoy had never shown much flash as an offensive player in our system - I firmly believe his route to minutes was going to be as a defensive stopper and rebounder first, who then would get offensive opportunities as a result of being a plus defender and a plus rebounder.

The roster was wide open for McKoy to start this season as a 3/4 (probably more 4) before his departure, if his defense came along. But he was gone before we even heard the first word about Gardner. Perhaps the coaches would have pursued Gardner regardless since I don't think McKoy was showing enough in his late season appearances to give them confidence (he was solid on the boards, but he seemed pretty lost on defense when paired with Hauser - it worked better to have Caffaro come in for Huff and let Hauser stay at the 4).

(In response to this post by D.C.Scott)

Posted: 07/13/2021 at 3:07PM


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Current Thread:
  We gave him a chance and he made minimal impact. -- Faz d. Hoo 07/13/2021 5:19PM
  He should have been a starter last year... -- The Venetian 07/13/2021 3:42PM
  Huh? If he starts, Sam or Trey or Jay sit ** -- 111Balz 07/13/2021 5:29PM
  Morsell was consistent. . . ** -- Hoochie Daddy 07/13/2021 8:59PM
  Trey should have stayed at 6th man -- FredArbiter 07/13/2021 5:01PM
  If only we had lineup data to test your assumption -- Toolie92 07/13/2021 6:38PM
  McKoy's lineup stats were not good -- Toolie92 07/14/2021 2:41PM
  I think you completely missed my point -- FredArbiter 07/14/2021 5:56PM
  You sure do make some wild assumptions off my post -- FredArbiter 07/14/2021 1:53PM
  Nailed it with last sentence. ** -- TriplHoo 07/13/2021 4:19PM
  Actually, yes... -- The Venetian 07/13/2021 4:12PM
  OMG, Kris, come on... -- The Venetian 07/13/2021 4:02PM
  Yep, losing him frustrated me the most. ** -- SoCalWahoo 07/13/2021 3:47PM
  I think he would have been 6th man. -- jazzhoo 07/13/2021 3:19PM
  Only with more development -- Toolie92 07/13/2021 3:07PM

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