Two down and three to go.
See now you have gone and got me conflicted with my vote. Haha, we shall see, lets just hope they all come back in whatever order they want.IMO Mike and Jose are waiting on different things. I think Mike probably expects to be back this year and is more doing just due diligence. IMO you don't put out the statement that he did if you are expecting news that will lead you to leave. Just my take. I don't think what Jose gets back from the NBA will really change much for him. I think he's just getting information. I could really see him waiting until after Moses makes a decision, and that could be the tipping point. If Moses says he wants to come back then based on Jose's personality I think it would be hard for Jose to walk away and not do what he can to make sure Moses gets that opportunity that he missed this year. So I would expect Mike's decision before Jose's.
I would love for us to play 10 guys per game similar to FSU. We will have the players to do so now.
I suspect if everyone comes back we will lose someone else. People want to play.If everyone returns, you have (ok, this isn’t that accurate just looking at it, but it’s a starting point...)
I’m assuming Moses moves into his natural “4” for part of the time, but we could see him at the 5 most of the time and Usher or Khalid at the 4 like this year.
- PG: Jose, Tristan Maxwell, Kyle Sturdivant, Bubba Parham
- SG: Devoe, Bubba Parham, Sturdivant, Maxwell, Dallan Coleman?, Miles Kelly?
- G/F: Usher, Khalid, Bubba, Jalon Moore, Kelly?, Coleman?
- PF: Moses, Khalid, Howard, Meka, Usher, Jalon Moore?
- C: Howard, Saba, Moses, ??Meka??
Even lacking a grad transfer center, we have a shot at getting three players time at the 5. I think Meka is probably too small right now for the 5.
Moses is going to get his minutes, but we might actually give him two or three minutes of rest in a half. The main factors limiting how deep we go on the bench are chemistry and the +/- on the court (you can give up a little offense if you make up for it on defense, but you gotta make up for it in defense or rebounds).
I’m hoping that Saba and Howard find 5 minutes each, at least, with more in the early season.
Edit: stupid spellcheck
I suspect if everyone comes back we will lose someone else. People want to play.
Jose will almost have to look overseas, but I am thinking that his gf will not be all that excited about taking their infant child and leaving the country.Moses will take the longest to decide. I think he waits until the last possibly day to decide.
Michael will decide once he hears from the NBA in the next week or two.
I think with Jose having a child he may look overseas. He will already have his Ga Tech degree. If the NBA doesn't work for him and the overseas money isn't coming then he returns.
We are still a long ways from this outcome but if we want to play the game here would be my thoughts.I am preparing myself for that. However when I think who would likely leave I'm not coming up with anyone. If anyone had just a disagreement with the staff in terms of direction I would have thought they already would have entered the portal.
Kyle could leave with him not getting the time he probably envisioned coming in if both Bubba and Jose return. That being said, he would still pretty much be guaranteed the starting spot after next year and have two years left.
Moore could to try and play a bigger role, but overall, to really get a more significant role he'd have to improve offensively, and if he does that he's in a good position now.
Meka/Maxwell could with less time available next year than they were expecting, but with both coming off injuries and the playing time that would look to be available after next year it wouldn't make much sense. They would almost certainly have to go down a level and with the number of players in the portal it would be hard for them to find a great spot.
Howard/Saba could, but like the others I'm not sure why they would. They'd have to go down a level, and there would still be plenty of time after next year for both. Maybe if one sees the other as being clearly ahead, but I think that would more likely happen after next year than this one.
DD - well. yeah.
I hope Josh works on one key thing. Being able to better manage an 8+ player rotation. I think that’s the wave of the sport, particularly for a “get old, stay old” philosophy. He likes to play 7, but that’s a glaring oversight and contradictory approach to a program he’s trying to build IM