I started thinking this fairly recently, but is it even a guarantee that Duncan gets a 5th year?
He is a guy that has to be on his shot the most and off the least on this roster. I think that is a statement that everyone can 100% agree on.
I think its pretty clear that he can be a extremely good shooter (at times), but will continue to struggle on the defensive end. I am sure small improvements in certain area can be made on that side of the ball, but he will likely always be a guy that will have many more misses than hits on defense.
But if he is not able to consistently hit shots, there is no way else to describe him other than a liability on the floor.
His role now is probably what he is more suited for - a guy off the bench that comes in to make shots, but he actually has to make them. Also, when he becomes hesitant to shoot and starts to pass up shots, then his value on the court and to the team becomes less and less.
Maybe others feel the same way or different on this. Feel free to discuss But unless some consistency starts to form, I think there needs to be a lot more production from a guy with his role going forward.
Through five games Robinson looks like our tenth or eleventh man. So no, he should not be offered beyond this year if he continues to play like he is playing. He takes so few shots, even if he is hitting 3’s at 50 percent, it does not offset his poor ball handling and defense.
I’d rather give his minutes or at least some to Ibi. I think if we got Ibi a lot of work now particularly against weaker opponents that he will adjust just fine and get in the flow of d one ball quickly. I think Ibi is talented enough to adjust quickly. I really think this would be better for the team in the short and long run. Ibi is much more talenteted than Duncan imo. We could use his athleticism and versatility more. Duncan’s pretty much one dimensional and even then he’s not the lights out shooter we saw last year, particularly if his confidence isn’t there. I really think if we got Ibi the work 10-20 minutes a game now that he’d develop into a nice frosh of the bench and contribute more to the team them Duncan could.
Except Aubrey never went ice cold. If he shot three or four shots he always started to hit. Either way don’t get me started on another aubrey rant. I think I’m the only one on here who thinks he would have developed into a key player. i can’t wait to watch him s. Fla. I’m predicting he becomes an offensive beast. Last year was a fluke, oh well
Notice no one has mentioned Duncan had a really solid game last night. Drawing 4 offensive fouls and shooting good but not great from deep. Had a couple nice buckets from inside the arc as well.
Lots of overreactions early. Wilson was an NBA talent after 2 weeks, Duncan should lose his scholarship next year cuz of 2 bad exhibition games. We need both to play big roles for this team to make a jump.
It’s nice to have the option of playing DJ at the 5 against teams that try to go small and athletic against Michigan. Lineup flexibility should be a positive for this team. I hope playing DJ at the 5 doesn’t happen too often, though, as I think it would be nice to exploit mismatches in Michigan’s favor for a change instead of having to react to what the other teams put out on the floor.
I prefer DJ at the 4 where he can guard the bigger 4’s in the league. Also, I think DJ has an under rated handle. Coach should experiment more with him either posting, facing up and going to the basket and pick and role. The team needs to develop more weapons other than the guards/wings.
A better game for Duncan. He was able to take some charges and move better without the ball. He hit some shots, and just needs to keep at it. A lot more positives. He is starting to get some better looks as well. They are going to go in, its gonna happen. I think once things start clicking there, the whole team will flow better.
I definitely overreacted because I almost expect him to make every shot he takes. I want to see him continue to be aggressive and always take the shot if he is open.