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Author Topic: Shaka Live on Field of 68 Right Now  (Read 3815 times)

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Re: Shaka Live on Field of 68 Right Now
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2023, 12:48:24 PM »
Nice. Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Shaka Live on Field of 68 Right Now
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2023, 12:52:53 PM »
Watched it. Shaka was in a great mood.

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Re: Shaka Live on Field of 68 Right Now
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2023, 12:54:19 PM »
Ended around 12:50 for those just seeing the post now.

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Re: Shaka Live on Field of 68 Right Now
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2023, 12:55:39 PM »
“I don’t wanna speak for any of our guys specifically, but I do think we’ll have a good group of guys coming back from this year’s team”

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Re: Shaka Live on Field of 68 Right Now
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2023, 01:00:36 PM »
“I don’t wanna speak for any of our guys specifically, but I do think we’ll have a good group of guys coming back from this year’s team”

That means more guys are leaving
“This is bar none atrocious.  Mitchell cannot shoot either.  What a pile of dung”

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Re: Shaka Live on Field of 68 Right Now
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2023, 01:02:58 PM »
He also talked about how he's grown most as a coach (and still working on) which is accepting that he cannot control everything. Referenced Jim Larranaga as the coach who does that best and a testament to why his team is still playing this weekend.

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Re: Shaka Live on Field of 68 Right Now
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2023, 01:15:54 PM »
That means more guys are leaving

Crap - why haven’t we reached out to more transfers yet????  😱

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Re: Shaka Live on Field of 68 Right Now
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2023, 01:48:36 PM »
That means more guys are leaving
I think it means MU is moving to Division III.

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Re: Shaka Live on Field of 68 Right Now
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2023, 02:03:22 PM »
This quote disturbed me:

Pretty sure that
I can say that more guys will stay than
Leave.
Are we going to use the portal?
Really don't know.  We have a tendancy to
Zig when others zag.
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Re: Shaka Live on Field of 68 Right Now
« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2023, 02:17:03 PM »
That means more guys are leaving

Or we already had 3 guys put in the portal...but whatever you want to believe.

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Re: Shaka Live on Field of 68 Right Now
« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2023, 06:48:24 PM »
This quote distrurbed me:

Pretty sure that
I can say that more guys will stay than
Leave.
Are we going to use the portal?
Really don't know.  We have a tendancy to
Zig when others zag.

Well, he knows three are in the portal.   And he probably doesn’t know what will happen regarding declaring for NBA.   So could be another two right?  Did we have 12 scholarship players?  I’d so, 3 iin portal 2 maybe trying out NBA …. 7 stay.  More stay than leave.   

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Re: Shaka Live on Field of 68 Right Now
« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2023, 11:02:32 PM »
Well, he knows three are in the portal.   And he probably doesn’t know what will happen regarding declaring for NBA.   So could be another two right?  Did we have 12 scholarship players?  I’d so, 3 iin portal 2 maybe trying out NBA …. 7 stay.  More stay than leave.

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Re: Shaka Live on Field of 68 Right Now
« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2023, 12:48:35 AM »
Shaka’s comments clearly shaded optimistic. I’d expect one or zero transfers from the rotation.

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Re: Shaka Live on Field of 68 Right Now
« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2023, 07:46:22 AM »
Hard to take anything from that related to potential transfers...but Shaka getting carded at the bar is hilarious.

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Re: Shaka Live on Field of 68 Right Now
« Reply #15 on: April 01, 2023, 08:28:34 AM »
Only 1 guy has a shot at the NBA. And its long

Probably true, but you never know what will happen.  Vander Blue, Lewis - you never know wha5 advice they will get.  I’m just saying maybe Shaka does not know either so he had to sensitize his comments

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Re: Shaka Live on Field of 68 Right Now
« Reply #16 on: April 01, 2023, 09:10:45 AM »
Probably true, but you never know what will happen.  Vander Blue, Lewis - you never know wha5 advice they will get.  I’m just saying maybe Shaka does not know either so he had to sensitize his comments
I don't think Shaka is worried about the NBA...

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Re: Shaka Live on Field of 68 Right Now
« Reply #17 on: April 01, 2023, 09:18:49 AM »
Probably true, but you never know what will happen.  Vander Blue, Lewis - you never know wha5 advice they will get.  I’m just saying maybe Shaka does not know either so he had to sensitize his comments
True. And some guys just don't like college. I'd guess 99% of guys know where they are (or are not) slotted in the draft and are not surprised by not being drafted; they are just done with school.

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Re: Shaka Live on Field of 68 Right Now
« Reply #18 on: April 01, 2023, 09:51:19 AM »
Probably true, but you never know what will happen.  Vander Blue, Lewis - you never know wha5 advice they will get.  I’m just saying maybe Shaka does not know either so he had to sensitize his comments

Even OMax—the “one guy” we think could go—doesn’t have as good of prospects as Lewis did. He’s probably somewhere between Lewis and Vander in terms of feasible path to the NBA.

The only other player with even a Vander-level prayer of making it within the next two years is Oso, and he seems like a very level-headed guy who wouldn’t be likely to overrate his path to the pros. Between that and NIL incentives, I’d be shocked if he went.

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Re: Shaka Live on Field of 68 Right Now
« Reply #19 on: April 01, 2023, 10:03:28 AM »
Even OMax—the “one guy” we think could go—doesn’t have as good of prospects as Lewis did. He’s probably somewhere between Lewis and Vander in terms of feasible path to the NBA.

The only other player with even a Vander-level prayer of making it within the next two years is Oso, and he seems like a very level-headed guy who wouldn’t be likely to overrate his path to the pros. Between that and NIL incentives, I’d be shocked if he went.

I think Shaka will have a rather easy task of getting top level replacements if/when transfers occur. A larger concern to me is what Goose has written about at length and Shaka has relentlessly talked about-the culture. Even if new guy(s) have the right attitude, it simply takes time for relationships to gel. That and the new guy(s) ability to anticipate teammates' moves and playing styles. 
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Re: Shaka Live on Field of 68 Right Now
« Reply #20 on: April 01, 2023, 01:39:37 PM »
Even OMax—the “one guy” we think could go—doesn’t have as good of prospects as Lewis did. He’s probably somewhere between Lewis and Vander in terms of feasible path to the NBA.

The only other player with even a Vander-level prayer of making it within the next two years is Oso, and he seems like a very level-headed guy who wouldn’t be likely to overrate his path to the pros. Between that and NIL incentives, I’d be shocked if he went.

I would disagree with that.

OMax is taller, better with the ball, better shooter, better defender.

I think OMax has a chance to get drafted whenever it is that he decides to enter.
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Re: Shaka Live on Field of 68 Right Now
« Reply #21 on: April 01, 2023, 02:37:09 PM »
I would disagree with that.

OMax is taller, better with the ball, better shooter, better defender.

I think OMax has a chance to get drafted whenever it is that he decides to enter.

Disagree that OMax was clearly a better shooter. Lewis was also a better scorer and rebounder. 

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Re: Shaka Live on Field of 68 Right Now
« Reply #22 on: April 02, 2023, 07:48:28 AM »
Vander

I have no idea if Omax will have a longer, or better, pro career than Lewis, but he is definitely a far better prospect, imo. He has all of the ingredients to be a very good pro player and time will tell how it plays out.

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Re: Shaka Live on Field of 68 Right Now
« Reply #23 on: April 02, 2023, 08:01:20 AM »
Physically, OMax is exactly what the NBA looks for.  Fast, can defend 5 positions, can dribble with both hands, run the floor.
   All he needs is to shoot a little better from 3, finish a little better through contact, and stay upright better.   8th man in a rotation somewhere.
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Re: Shaka Live on Field of 68 Right Now
« Reply #24 on: April 02, 2023, 09:02:33 AM »
I think O-Max is definitely a better NBA prospect. Everyone in the NBA can play offense, but O-Max is a better athlete, longer, and a much better and more mobile defender than Justin. They are pretty similar in terms of three-point efficiency. And from a body perspective, I think Justin's thickness may have worked against him. Not a lot of 6'7", 245 pound guys in the league.
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