I've watched a football team struggle all year with points, and i was looking forward to a basketball team that had all, but couple pieces. (preston who was very valuable, and TJ who was a complete waste of space in my opionion) We heard so much about this team this year. We were promised that this was the team that could make a run. We had the right recruiting class. We had all the right people back. A knock down three point shooter in kuric. Two pesky defenders in siva and russ. A big man who has made great improvements.
We heard that Angel Nunez was a great shooter. We heard Chane was ready to play "right now" Wayne was supposed to be something we didnt have last year "star" As for price i'm not sure what role he was suppose to play other than to compliment a good frontcrourt.
Now lets get into the meat an potatoes. Problem simply is not the defense. You tell me that in the first half of a game againt UK that we were shooting 44 % and they shot in the 20's and we end up being down by 15. I tell you your crazy. We simply need points. We need more than russ smith improving his way to rim and siva seemingly tryna to do his best Russ impression and it end up in a turn over or block. Now right now we cant do very much about the players injured. But there are players who arent injured that if Pitino took the leash off like he did with Russ it could really help our offensive production. Right now i think the answer is simply getting Ware more minutes to see what it is he can produce. And getting Angel Nunez some minutes. Until Wayne gets healthy. We need points and those players are pprobably the most gifted athleticly with the size tomatch what we will be dealing with in the big east.
Lets face it the blue print is out on us. Stay at home on the shooters on the wings. Thats what coaches are telling their team. Uk did it. Georgetown, and it was started by College of Charleston who almost pulled off the upset. So instead of playing the whole he doesnt grasp our defense card. Put Nunez in the game and with Russ in the game also maybe you could open it up for Kuric and CS5 (the spot up shooters). Until we get Wayne back and even after that the answer for now is Nunez and Ware playing some extended minutes.
I'm simply ready for Pitino to be a man of his word let us see what he said is so true about these players. Let their talent shine some instead of having us look like a feeling good princeton sob story. Tired of hearing this louisville team doesnt have the talent. Or they dont have one pro on the team. Our team does have talent our team can be great maybe its just time for the coach to leave the pride out of it and do whats best for the team and let the players play