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I agree the FT shooting is an issue for MD, but then again Salt shoots 49%

MD is an athletically raw player who already has a respectable outside shot for a big man (a very good sign). His numbers are already comparable to Wilkins for Def efficiency - i.e. best on the team. He needs to get stronger and smarter on defense, which I expect to happen. While I love Salt, I don't ever expect him to have a respectable outside shot. If MD improves more than Salt by next year, he'll play more.

If Huff is the second coming of Gonzaga's Zach Collins - a 7-footer who shoots 45% from 3pt, I'll be ecstatic. I just think the odds favor him having an up and down year (with flashes of brilliance where his offense helps us win a few games) and that he won't be as good on D as Diakite.

Yes, if you watched a high school highlight reel of either Wilkins or Diakite, you would see similar stuff - dunks, 3's, and behind the back dribbling. Agree that Huff should be a better offensive player than those 2 in his career, but he might not be there next year.

No offense intended on Payne reference. I just think the expectations for Huff have gotten a bit crazy. Let's see how the first few games go before handing him the starting role.

(In response to this post by sfb123)

Posted: 09/14/2017 at 12:30AM


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Post combos from last season -- Toolie92 09/13/2017 3:49PM
  Your conclusion makes a lot of sense -- crossedsabres8 09/14/2017 08:02AM
  A few thoughts -- wahoobill 09/13/2017 7:34PM
  That last sentence is straight basketball porn ** -- Seattle Hoo 09/14/2017 12:17AM
  It's true. Watch those 'bows big man! ** -- EspressHoo 09/14/2017 05:42AM
  This 4 vs 5 distinction with Huff has no meaning -- Seattle Hoo 09/13/2017 8:46PM
  Agreed. People get way too hung up on that. ** -- 007 Hoo 09/13/2017 9:30PM
  Who gets too hung up on that exactly? -- Toolie92 09/13/2017 10:01PM
  Well, that's just factually wrong -- Seattle Hoo 09/13/2017 10:22PM
  Wasn't discussing 'set roles' - theory vs. practice -- Toolie92 09/14/2017 10:29AM
  It's a distinction without a difference ** -- Faz d. Hoo 09/14/2017 06:27AM
  Wilkins will not be a 30 mpg guy this year. ** -- BEASTHOO 09/13/2017 8:27PM
  He got 26 mpg last year -- BEASTHOO 09/14/2017 07:46AM
  Cuse adjusted at halftime -- Seattle Hoo 09/14/2017 12:14AM
  Huff is sort of a taller Evan Nolte in my mind -- Quaker 09/13/2017 8:16PM
  It could make sense functionally in the offense -- Seattle Hoo 09/13/2017 8:40PM
  And yet, he could hit 10 in a row in warmup. -- bookhoo 09/14/2017 07:37AM
  But he had his Moment -- Seattle Hoo 09/14/2017 12:15AM
  He had more than one, too bad there weren't more. ** -- SW_CTHoo 09/14/2017 12:49AM
  Yes, but not in the hole, as a wing -- Toolie92 09/13/2017 7:00PM
  No one competes with Wilkins for time -- Toolie92 09/13/2017 6:43PM
  Wilkins + anyone has good efficiency -- Toolie92 09/13/2017 8:40PM
  I really want to see Devon freed from post duties -- Seattle Hoo 09/13/2017 8:54PM
  I doubt he starts over Salt -- crossedsabres8 09/14/2017 08:11AM
  I think you may be right -- davemcsr 09/13/2017 7:45PM
  Despite his height, Huff isn't a natural 5... -- sasha 09/13/2017 6:04PM
  Interesting stuff! ** -- 73CAV 09/13/2017 3:53PM

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