Although Releford's sudden inability to guard the perimeter is concerning.I know, what the heck is going on there?!?! He seemed lights out, even last year and most of this year. His defense had me thinking he might get a legitimate NBA shot, especially when his offense was in high gear there for a few weeks earlier this year. Now he seems to have taken a big step backwards in both, and with it coinsiding with everyone else's step backwards, it's been hard to watch!
This is what I have been struggling with when I mention benching players. Look at the roster and tell who can right now come in a provide any thing positive.....anything.How many of these players get a real chance other than a couple minutes here or there? How many get to play an entire half or an entire game (with a few breaks obviously). You might be surprised. The point is that the way they are playing right now, they are probably going to lose anyway. So why not get some other players experience and teach some starters a lesson? I honestly think we are going to lose two in a row at home for the first time in a long time.
At what cost?Probably the same cost with their starters still in, the way they are playing now.
This is the softest Bill Self team I have ever seen. This year's team doesn't have anybody that gets angry when things aren't going their way or they feel that they have been wronged by the refs. I've never seen a basketball team smile as much as this team and that's not a good thing for a team that isn't blowing people away every night. I would love to see someone come out tomorrow night and just start trash talking KSU and get the rest of team fired up or at least 1 player in the regular rotation just come out play pissed off and maybe get a techincal for swinging their elbows on a clear out. This team is just too damn nice and everyone knows KU can be bullied right now.I agree with this point. I wouldn't mind seeing some trash talking, hell even a player get ejected for fighting during a game. This team is absolutely devoid of emotion and I would welcome a player or two even having a bad attitude...........at least it's an emotion. These team needs to get pizzed off. This team needs one of these speeches.
That's pretty funny because when Marcus got tossed for throwing an elbow in angst vs UCLA the fan base melted down about how he has to be smarter and with more control.There's a difference between playing tough and playing stupid and the twins and T-Rob did cross that line once or twice in their careers and I'm not saying to go out and throw and elbow for the sake of throwing an elbow because that does make someone look like a thug. However, if someone on KU is getting mugged by an opposing player repeatedly and that KU player happens to catch the guy mugging him with an elbow while clearing out, I don't think that would be the worst thing that could happen to this team this year because it would show a little bit of toughness and that people can't get away with bullying KU.