I never said they were ABA players, they just aren't at the same level as the players they had last season or at the level of the stars of other teams. They are good players and they play hard, but in total the talent level is lower than that of other teams. It's pretty easy to compare them.and for the record, I was well aware of my quote and knew some nice person might think i was contradicting myself, but I also know how hard it is for any player to get in the D league, so I refuse to believe that the players that coach has are these aba level players as some of you are suggesting.
Again, in Bakersfield's case it's difficult to make that judgment since one of their allocated players was waived due to injury and another seems to have quit the sport altogether. If this is the kind of thing that can be predicted, I would like to know how.I also believe if you were to ask the d league office (and I think I might) as to is there a big difference in the talent, and are the allocated players distributed equally to all the teams?
No need to build a straw man -- just look at last season's roster.When you present me the evidence that the roster of the jam is these guys from some obscure place whose only basketball experience has been playing aau for the dad in danville illinois, then i will agree with you!
I'm in Austin. If anyone actually listened to me the Toros would have a power forward by now.Bdyer, you are good with the computer, maybe you can research some talent then for your coach there in bakersfield.
You never post when Bakersfield wins.And last I checked, didn't Buffalo win?
And bdyer, for a guy who lives in the Bible belt, you certainly have an edge about you. Texas is a great state, you are lucky to be there. Chicago has pollution, terrible traffic, road construction, high crime, corruption in government, wind chill factors in the winter below zero, high taxes, and bad professional sports teams, high unemployment, and worst of all, we have Oprah.
Finally, I hope Will does well, I have no hard feelings toward him. And as i said before, no one can argue the success he had in Vermont. In fact, If I recall right, Vermont was the only team last year to win in Rochester. and that is not easy for any coach.
They even have the Dleague 2008 rookie of the year on their roster. Not to mention players with solid overseas experience. I mean they have a player from the university of wisconsin, and I believe thats the big ten, Univeristy of Miami, and on an on.
You shouldnt spend so much time trying to be a mind reader and detective. People can have an opinion and thats our right. Just because you don't like it, you try and mischaracterize what I am saying, and make inferences that I am trying to put the coach down.
I would think a coach would want a honest opinion and not some artifical fan club junkies, praising his every move.
If my opinion is wrong about coach, then I think he will have time this season too prove me wrong![/quote]
You're the one who contradicts yourself. Don't get so uptight that someone pointed it out.
They even have the Dleague 2008 rookie of the year on their roster. Not to mention players with solid overseas experience. I mean they have a player from the university of wisconsin, and I believe thats the big ten, Univeristy of Miami, and on an on.[/quote]
The Frost Heaves this year have a guy from the University of Michigan and from Kentucky. These guy's are horrible. The guy's from the no-name schools have better talent. Just because they went to a big D1 school doesn't mean their superstars.
I agree with this. Our big D1 school guys from this year are unimpressive at best. In general, big D1 schools may produce more superstars but it is not a guarantee. Melvin Creddle was probably the best point guard that the Heaves ever had (2006/7) and he attended Mount Olive (NC) College D2.