#2… ya… for this years crop of Freshmen it will take that long. Next year we should have a very good group of kids that can win a lot of ball games. We’ll have Wiltjer, Stein, and others who will be older and more mature coupled with one of the most talented and highly ranked Freshman calss ofall time.
Cal is right. This team winning 4 of 5 road SEC games is impressive regardless of how they won. The 2010-2011 team couldn’t accomplish that (they only won 2 SEC road games), they only won 2 SEC road games. Look for this team to come of age in mid to late February.
1 & 3…. maybe your sarcasm/joke sensors are broken, but that’s just Cal jokingly wishing he’d have all these guys back next year. He AT LEAST knows Noel is gone, and there’s nothing stopping the others from making a bad decision and leaving early too. Thing is, as desperate as this team is for a real bench NOW, these guys see the next group coming in and know that if they stay, playing time will be DRAMATICALLY cut for them next year. It’s a “Catch 22″ of the worst kind…especially for Cal.
Nerlens should and will go. I don’t think any of the others will. If any come back, they will have to work hard for their minutes and even to start. But that’s the only way they’re going to make signficant inprovement in their game. They’re not going to do that in the D-league.
Harrow will be a back up on next year’s team and so will Goodwin, if he stays. Wiltjer’s role next year could be like it was on our title team. Who knows about Poythress. Stein should stick around and only get better. Nerlens is gone for sure. GO BIG BLUE!!!!!
I think Goodwin is def gone. His ability to score one on one is pro level. He’s still got some learning to do, about when to pass, and what a “good shot” is, and his D has to improve, but he can do that making $2 mil a year. Why should he stay? Kyle will stay. WCS is prolly gone. Can’t teach big. He won’t have to shoot in the pros for the first few years. Just play D and rebound. Alex I’d say should stay. I can’t believe a pro GM would want to take a player who’s 100% bound for the the Dev League. Alex will prolly ultimately play his way onto a team, but he will not be an impact player in the NBA. After a year or two more in college? Maybe.