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Oh my, Archie…

Archie Goodwin put Jonas Valanciunas on a poster last night in Phoenix. The former Cat soared above the seven-footer for a one-handed cram and a spot on Sunday’s Top 10 Plays on SportsCenter.

Demar DeRozan told his Raptors teammate, “You’re going to be ESPN all night, dawg. Don’t turn on the TV.”

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

12 Comments for Oh my, Archie…

  1. ktmiln2
    9:32 am January 5, 2015 Permalink

    I always felt bad for Archie. Kid played with ton of heart when he was here, especially after Noel went down, and got caught up in the Harrow hate and the general bad vibes of a rough season.

    • Katya
      9:40 am January 5, 2015 Permalink

      Exactly how I felt about him. The only other player on that team who gave his all. Dude’s game was always more suited for NBA style ball.

    • J-Dub421
      10:03 am January 5, 2015 Permalink

      Archie got fouled on lane drives a lot in college, and the refs usually just called him for a charge. The way refs call block/charge is usually terrible and there is absolutely no consistency.

    • ukjaybrat
      10:58 am January 5, 2015 Permalink

      ^^^ This ^^^
      J-Dub, that’s exactly why i thought he would perform much better once he got in the NBA. Less defense more offense. It was far less likely that he would come across someone lacking any talent on the defensive end that all they can do is slide under him and get a cheap charge call.

  2. EdC
    9:50 am January 5, 2015 Permalink

    I didn’t think his game was suited for the NBA because his go to move was a spin in the lane which comes right back at him every time in the NBA. That aside I love the turn your back defense. LOL

    • Adam From Awesome Trot
      10:02 am January 5, 2015 Permalink

      His game when he was here was to drive to lane uncontrollably, and then do one of the following: miss the lay-up, get fouled and miss the free throws, or throw the ball out of bounds. So, I’m glad to see he’s improved.

    • J-Dub421
      1:15 pm January 5, 2015 Permalink

      No one else on that 2013 team was looking to score, or was aggressive with the ball, or moved well without the ball. Once we got late into a shot clock, there weren’t many scoring options. Archie drove and took some wild shots because that was our only option a lot of times. That said, his jumper does need some work. He seems like a good kid with a pretty good work ethic, and I wish him the best.

  3. Mr.Himerus
    11:16 am January 5, 2015 Permalink

    I agree 100% with Adam….. Not that he is a bad kid at all, but I hated his game while at UK. All it seemed he did was put his head down and ‘lunge” toward the basket with more times than not very poor results. He did seem to have a great desire to win, but seemed to be a fella that few people would wanna be on a team with. It does look as though he has grown up a bit and for that I am happy for him.

    He seems like the type of get that just played like the 18 year old he was, would have loved to see what he could have done at a couple of more years with the cats…

  4. terwilliger
    11:36 am January 5, 2015 Permalink

    The problem with Archie’s game while at UK was that he could not shoot his way out of a wet paper bag. Thus, teams played off of him, resulting in mucho turnovers when he tried to drive into a crowd of 3 defenders.

    He has always had elite athleticism, and plays with energy. But until he develops a jump shot, he’ll never be able to score much unless he’s in transition, like above.

  5. DelrayCat
    11:43 am January 5, 2015 Permalink

    Unfortunately, I see Archie as another guy (like Teague, Lamb, Liggins, and Miller) who will be out of the NBA looking to go overseas once his rookie contract is over this year.
    He is actually getting less playing time this year…only playing in 33% of PHX games and averaging barely 7 minutes a game.

    • .Leuther
      12:36 pm January 5, 2015 Permalink

      Meanwhile, Samardo Samuels, Earl Clark, Peyton Siva and Russ Smith………………… 😉

    • .Leuther
      1:19 pm January 5, 2015 Permalink

      …….. just to name a FEW………….