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Tonight’s Coaches Show

Post by bluegrouse » March 7th, 2019, 11:15 pm

Tonight was Smith’s last Coaches Show of the season and he brought NQueta along. I listened in on 1280. Sounds like there was a big crowd. Here’s a link to the audio. It’s worth a listen. I think Queta may be my favorite Aggie b-ball personality of all time...

http://www.1280thezone.com/utah-state-b ... ias-queta/



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Post by ineptimusprime » March 8th, 2019, 8:55 am

Nemi was awesome. I hope we get at least one more year of him.

When he goes, it’s going to be fun to have an Aggie in the NBA though. He’d be a perfect backup for Gobert if the Jazz move on from Favors.



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Post by AggieFBObsession » March 8th, 2019, 8:59 am

Bwahaha.

The jazz will never draft a Utah State player.

Look at all of the mwc and wac players that the jazz have passed on let alone Utah State players. They almost passed on Millsap and still managed to squander him later. Idiots to say the least.

I hope Queta finds a better home than that.



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Post by ineptimusprime » March 8th, 2019, 9:02 am

AggieFBObsession wrote:
March 8th, 2019, 8:59 am
Bwahaha.

The jazz will never draft a Utah State player.

Look at all of the mwc and wac players that the jazz have passed on let alone Utah State players. They almost passed on Millsap and still managed to squander him later. Idiots to say the least.

I hope Queta finds a better home than that.
They drafted Joel Bolomboy from Weber...

I think Queta would be great for the Jazz because his game is a more offensively skilled version of Gobert’s game.



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Re: Tonight’s Coaches Show

Post by AggieFBObsession » March 8th, 2019, 9:06 am

ineptimusprime wrote:
March 8th, 2019, 9:02 am

They drafted Joel Bolomboy from Weber...

I think Queta would be great for the Jazz because his game is a more offensively skilled version of Gobert’s game.
All we hear about around the NBA is that people don't want to play in Utah. So, you would think that the Jazz would heavily consider drafting local talent since they're already in Utah and have somewhat made a home here. The only players I've seen make it on a jazz active roster and not the g league or summer camp are byu grads. Stinks really badly if you ask me.

Frankly I'd love to see Queta playing with Lillard in Portland.



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Re: Tonight’s Coaches Show

Post by Madmartigan » March 8th, 2019, 9:09 am

ineptimusprime wrote:
March 8th, 2019, 9:02 am
AggieFBObsession wrote:
March 8th, 2019, 8:59 am
Bwahaha.

The jazz will never draft a Utah State player.

Look at all of the mwc and wac players that the jazz have passed on let alone Utah State players. They almost passed on Millsap and still managed to squander him later. Idiots to say the least.

I hope Queta finds a better home than that.
They drafted Joel Bolomboy from Weber...

I think Queta would be great for the Jazz because his game is a more offensively skilled version of Gobert’s game.
I don't watch much NBA, so I can't judge too harshly, but you believe that Queta (currently) is more skilled offensively than Gobert? I find that hard to believe. Again, this is a question out of ignorance so please educate my ignorance if I'm off here.



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Post by slcagg » March 8th, 2019, 9:18 am

Madmartigan wrote:
March 8th, 2019, 9:09 am
ineptimusprime wrote:
March 8th, 2019, 9:02 am
AggieFBObsession wrote:
March 8th, 2019, 8:59 am
Bwahaha.

The jazz will never draft a Utah State player.

Look at all of the mwc and wac players that the jazz have passed on let alone Utah State players. They almost passed on Millsap and still managed to squander him later. Idiots to say the least.

I hope Queta finds a better home than that.
They drafted Joel Bolomboy from Weber...

I think Queta would be great for the Jazz because his game is a more offensively skilled version of Gobert’s game.
I don't watch much NBA, so I can't judge too harshly, but you believe that Queta (currently) is more skilled offensively than Gobert? I find that hard to believe. Again, this is a question out of ignorance so please educate my ignorance if I'm off here.
I heard Locke say that Gobert statistically has the highest +\- of any nba player or something like that. Could be wrong on the exact stat. I don’t think Nemi is there. But from a passing standpoint and back to the basket I could see an argument.



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Post by AggieFBObsession » March 8th, 2019, 9:23 am

Here's a list of players that have come from the Big West, WAC, MWC, or Big Sky while Utah State was a member off the top of my head. Someone please tell me what involvement the Jazz ever had in any of them besides Bolomboy or Millsap.

Larry Johnson
Stacy Augmon
Bryon Russell (The only one that I can think of that the Jazz didn't at least partially squander.)
Brian Shaw
Nate Williams
Marvin Roberts
Chandler Hutchinson
Javale McGee
Ramon Sessions
Luke Babbitt
Paul Millsap (squandered resigning him and nearly squandered drafting him. Was it so hard to scout him when he often played right under their noses in Logan?)
Jaycee Carroll ( Yes he had NBA talent and I don't blame him for thinking his talent was more appreciated in Europe.)
Damian Lillard
Joel Bolomboy (not sure how good he was but I'm including him)
Greg Anthony
Jimmy Moore

I know I'm probably missing a few big sky players and maybe others. I'm not including Paul George because nobody in a million years saw that coming.

Who am I missing?

And furthermore my point is that the Jazz have often seen Utah State and its league as being so far beneath them. I say screw them!

I'm really proud of what Lillard has done for example and there is a home for Queta under a better organization and with better coaching even.
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Re: Tonight’s Coaches Show

Post by ThunderAggie » March 8th, 2019, 9:27 am

AggieFBObsession wrote:
March 8th, 2019, 9:23 am
Here's a list of players that have come from the Big West, WAC, MWC, or Big Sky while Utah State was a member off the top of my head. Someone please tell me what involvement the Jazz ever had in any of them besides Bolomboy or Millsap.

Larry Johnson
Stacy Augmon
Bryon Russell (The only one that I can think of that the Jazz didn't at least partially squander.)
Brian Shaw
Nate Williams
Marvin Roberts
Chandler Hutchinson
Javale McGee
Ramon Sessions
Luke Babbitt
Paul Millsap (squandered resigning him and nearly squandered drafting him. Was it so hard to scout him when he often played right under their noses in Logan?)
Jaycee Carroll ( Yes he had NBA talent and I don't blame him for thinking his talent was more appreciated in Europe.)
Damian Lillard
Joel Bolomboy (not sure how good he was but I'm including him)
Greg Anthony

I know I'm probably missing a few big sky players and maybe others. I'm not including Paul George because nobody in a million years saw that coming.

Who am I missing?

And furthermore my point is that the Jazz have often seen Utah State and its league as being so far beneath them. I say screw them!

I'm really proud of what Lillard has done for example and there is a home for Queta under a better organization and with better coaching even.
I mean Kawhi Leonard came from SDSU, but I believe that was 2 or 3 years before we joined the Mountain West. Did we ever play SDSU when Leonard was on the team?
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Re: Tonight’s Coaches Show

Post by ShowMeAggie » March 8th, 2019, 9:39 am

Pretty sure our very own Spencer Nelson had at least two (maybe more?) summer camp invites from the jazz. My guess is that if the G-League was really up and going at that time, he would've been a lock for the roster and maybe even turned that into at least some 10-day contracts?

Crazy talk to think that the Jazz (or any organization) would intentionally avoid talent just because of what school or conference they came from. ESPECIALLY when the two most iconic Jazzmen were from two decidedly small and insignificant (at the time) schools.

I'd wager that - all things being equal - a player of local interest (USU included) would be a draw for the club. By your logic, just because the Jazz didn't draft Keith Van Horn or Andrew Bogut or Jacob Poeltl or Danny Ainge or Jimmer Fredette, they're way above those schools as well? Head scratching...
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Re: Tonight’s Coaches Show

Post by AggieFBObsession » March 8th, 2019, 9:53 am

ShowMeAggie wrote:
March 8th, 2019, 9:39 am

Crazy talk to think that the Jazz (or any organization) would intentionally avoid talent just because of what school or conference they came from. ESPECIALLY when the two most iconic Jazzmen were from two decidedly small and insignificant (at the time) schools.
I don't know why they skipped on Utah's talent. I imagine it was mostly because they evaluated them too low or too high. They don't often miss players from the conferences affiliated with Utah or BYU.

As for Spencer Nelson they always knew he would just be a summer camp special. That was clear.

How can it be that they're biased? Do you listen to SLC media bias or ESPN bias? You don't think that influences people even in the jazz organization?



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Post by stewusu98 » March 8th, 2019, 10:05 am

Jerry Sloan was very open about Spencer Nelson being one of his favorite players said he was the hardest person he ever had to cut because how smart he is and how hard he plays. Jerry even called Stew the best Coach in the NCAA.



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Post by ChicAggie » March 8th, 2019, 10:15 am

AggieFBObsession wrote:
March 8th, 2019, 9:23 am
Here's a list of players that have come from the Big West, WAC, MWC, or Big Sky while Utah State was a member off the top of my head. Someone please tell me what involvement the Jazz ever had in any of them besides Bolomboy or Millsap.

Larry Johnson
Stacy Augmon
Bryon Russell (The only one that I can think of that the Jazz didn't at least partially squander.)
Brian Shaw
Nate Williams
Marvin Roberts
Chandler Hutchinson
Javale McGee
Ramon Sessions
Luke Babbitt
Paul Millsap (squandered resigning him and nearly squandered drafting him. Was it so hard to scout him when he often played right under their noses in Logan?)
Jaycee Carroll ( Yes he had NBA talent and I don't blame him for thinking his talent was more appreciated in Europe.)
Damian Lillard
Joel Bolomboy (not sure how good he was but I'm including him)
Greg Anthony
Jimmy Moore

I know I'm probably missing a few big sky players and maybe others. I'm not including Paul George because nobody in a million years saw that coming.

Who am I missing?

And furthermore my point is that the Jazz have often seen Utah State and its league as being so far beneath them. I say screw them!

I'm really proud of what Lillard has done for example and there is a home for Queta under a better organization and with better coaching even.
Ridiculous.
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Post by ShowMeAggie » March 8th, 2019, 10:20 am

AggieFBObsession wrote:
March 8th, 2019, 9:53 am
ShowMeAggie wrote:
March 8th, 2019, 9:39 am

Crazy talk to think that the Jazz (or any organization) would intentionally avoid talent just because of what school or conference they came from. ESPECIALLY when the two most iconic Jazzmen were from two decidedly small and insignificant (at the time) schools.
I don't know why they skipped on Utah's talent. I imagine it was mostly because they evaluated them too low or too high. They don't often miss players from the conferences affiliated with Utah or BYU.

As for Spencer Nelson they always knew he would just be a summer camp special. That was clear.

How can it be that they're biased? Do you listen to SLC media bias or ESPN bias? You don't think that influences people even in the jazz organization?
No, I don't think the scouts get sucked in by ESPN or beat-writer talk. Sure, you hear the banter, but mostly that doesn't even register. If you're trained as an expert in a specific field, a bunch of non-experts registering their non-expert opinions doesn't hold much weight. I see that in my field; you probably do too. There's WAAY too much (read: $$$$$) riding on talent evaluation in the NBA to let something as petty as conference affiliation be a/the primary focus. You might consider level of competition faced in your evaluation, but not just what school they went to and actively draft AGAINST a player just because he's from a particular school or conference??

So the Jazz have "missed" on talent from UofU, but "hit" on talent from BYU's conferences (WHO???!! Besides, those would also be USUs conferences...the WAC and MWC, at least. And I don't recall them taking anyone from the WCC except D. Stockton, and we all know that was about a lot more than just pure talent evaluation or conference affiliation)??



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Post by Aggiewest » March 8th, 2019, 10:28 am

The Jazz were still in New Orleans or weren't even a franchise when Marv Roberts, Nate Williams, or Jimmy Moore were available for the daft.



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AggieFBObsession wrote:
ineptimusprime wrote:
March 8th, 2019, 9:02 am

They drafted Joel Bolomboy from Weber...

I think Queta would be great for the Jazz because his game is a more offensively skilled version of Gobert’s game.
All we hear about around the NBA is that people don't want to play in Utah. So, you would think that the Jazz would heavily consider drafting local talent since they're already in Utah and have somewhat made a home here. The only players I've seen make it on a jazz active roster and not the g league or summer camp are byu grads. Stinks really badly if you ask me.

Frankly I'd love to see Queta playing with Lillard in Portland.
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Post by Aggieiester » March 8th, 2019, 10:35 am

Aggiewest wrote:
March 8th, 2019, 10:28 am
The Jazz were still in New Orleans or weren't even a franchise when Marv Roberts, Nate Williams, or Jimmy Moore were available for the daft.
Yeah but still...



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Post by ineptimusprime » March 8th, 2019, 10:53 am

I will preface all of this by saying that I love Rudy Gobert, but he is very limited offensively. Even after a few years in the league his offensive skill set is pretty much limited to screening and dunking. He is elite at those skills, which leads to a lot of lob dunks and makes him a very valuable offensive player.

Queta actually has post moves and has shown some ability to shoot. I am not at all saying Queta will ever be as impactful as Gobert in the NBA, but he shows a lot more promise in developing other offensive skills than Gobert has.
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Post by Intermeddler » March 8th, 2019, 10:54 am

AggieFBObsession wrote:
March 8th, 2019, 8:59 am
Bwahaha.

The jazz will never draft a Utah State player.

Look at all of the mwc and wac players that the jazz have passed on let alone Utah State players. They almost passed on Millsap and still managed to squander him later. Idiots to say the least.

I hope Queta finds a better home than that.
Please name all the nba teams that have drafted Utah state players since the jazz moved to Utah and those Utah state players the jazz should have drafted.
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Post by SectionBAggie » March 8th, 2019, 11:58 am

Not to thread jack the NBA discussion but it was a very enjoyable program to listen to. Coach Smith is a great ambassador of USU. And his Neil Diamond response was genius level diplomacy.
And Queta is a treasure. He combines drive with humor, humility with self confidence and he can play a crowd.
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Post by TrueBlueAggie123 » March 8th, 2019, 12:03 pm

ineptimusprime wrote:I will preface all of this by saying that I love Rudy Gobert, but he is very limited offensively. Even after a few years in the league his offensive skill set is pretty much limited to screening and dunking. He is elite at those skills, which leads to a lot of lob dunks and makes him a very valuable offensive player.

Queta actually has post moves and has shown some ability to shoot. I am not at all saying Queta will ever be as impactful as Gobert in the NBA, but he shows a lot more promise in developing other offensive skills than Gobert has.
This. Unless it’s a wide open dunk, layup, or lob, Gobert isn’t a threat around the basket.



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Post by AggieFBObsession » March 8th, 2019, 1:02 pm

Aggiewest wrote:
March 8th, 2019, 10:28 am
The Jazz were still in New Orleans or weren't even a franchise when Marv Roberts, Nate Williams, or Jimmy Moore were available for the daft.
I missed that. And when I remembered the dates I realized how bad the Aggies were for so many years.



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Post by ChicAggie » March 8th, 2019, 2:12 pm

This thread-jack is driving me crazy: not because it's a thread-jack, but because it is absolutely ridiculous.

First, the number of successful NBA players who played college ball at either Utah State, a local school, or the same conference as Utah State since the 1979-80 season when the Jazz moved to Utah is extremely small, and the Jazz found their two of them (Bryon Russell, Paul Millsap).

Second, this assumes that there were players that the Jazz could have or should have drafted, but chose not to because the Jazz look down their nose at USU, their conference, and local schools. The number of players in that category that the Jazz should have drafted but didn't is extremely small, and even if you can come up with one or two, that is only with the benefit of hindsight. I can immediately name a player from USU's conference they SHOULDN'T have drafted, but DID: Kirk Snyder (literally all four players immediately after Snyder at 16 were better than Snyder: Josh Smith, JR Smith, Dorell Wright, and Jameer Nelson).

Third, the Jazz have drafted arguably far more than their share of locals/USU players/USU conference affiliate players: Joel Bolomboy (Weber St.), Kaniel Dickens (Idaho), Bryon Russell (Long Beach), Paul Millsap (La Tech), Keith McDonald (USU), Greg Deane (Utah), Alan Taylor (BYUP), Steve Trumbo (BYUP), Eric Leckner (Wyoming), Eric Booker (UNLV), Bob Evans (Southern Utah University), and Bill Breeding (Rocky Mountain College).

Fourth, the Jazz have a long history of finding or looking for gems from smaller, non-powerhouse schools, so it is silly to suggest they turn up their noses at USU, local schools, or USU's conference affiliates. The two greatest players in Jazz history came from colleges with no serious basketball tradition at the time the players were drafted: John Stockton from Gonzaga and Karl Malone from La Tech. They have drafted players from such schools as Tennessee Tech, Western Kentucky, Walsh University, East Carolina, South Alabama, Norfolk State, and Augustana College.

Finally, to suggest that the Jazz "nearly squandered" drafting Millsap is absolutely ridiculous. What is your basis for stating that? Are you suggesting they should have taken him with the 14th pick of the draft just to make sure they locked him up? That would have been moronic. I always loved Millsap, even in college when he was consistently a beast and, IIRC, led the nation in rebounding three years in a row, but NO ONE projected him as a first round pick. If he was your target at 14 and no one else was going to take him until the 50s and you use your lottery pick on him, you have zero understanding of the value of a lottery pick. As far as letting him go after seven seasons in a Jazz uniform, I'm not sure how that suggests the Jazz organization doesn't appreciate the Aggies or their conference affiliates. By that point, where he went to college was COMPLETELY irrelevant. It was a purely economic decision. The Hawks made a heavily back-loaded offer to Millsap when he was a free agent, and the Jazz had just acquired a 20-year-old Derrick Favors a year earlier. Would have been a crazy decision to pay one PF nearly $60M when you had just acquired a player at a much lower salary who looked like he would make Millsap redundant. I truly LOVED Millsap as a player (he was my favorite Jazzman) and would have loved for the Jazz to keep him, but it simply didn't make a lot of sense at the time. To suggest this somehow reflects on the Jazz's opinion of the Aggies and their conference is crazytown.
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Re: Tonight’s Coaches Show

Post by aggies22 » March 8th, 2019, 2:24 pm

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March 8th, 2019, 10:05 am
Jerry Sloan was very open about Spencer Nelson being one of his favorite players said he was the hardest person he ever had to cut because how smart he is and how hard he plays. Jerry even called Stew the best Coach in the NCAA.
To add to this. Coach Sloan has also said that if the NBA rosters allowed for teams to keep 15 instead of just 12 guys back then like they do now. Spencer would have made the Jazz.



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Re: Tonight’s Coaches Show

Post by Aggie formerly in Hawaii » March 8th, 2019, 3:30 pm

ChicAggie wrote:
March 8th, 2019, 2:12 pm
This thread-jack is driving me crazy: not because it's a thread-jack, but because it is absolutely ridiculous.

First, the number of successful NBA players who played college ball at either Utah State, a local school, or the same conference as Utah State since the 1979-80 season when the Jazz moved to Utah is extremely small, and the Jazz found their two of them (Bryon Russell, Paul Millsap).

Second, this assumes that there were players that the Jazz could have or should have drafted, but chose not to because the Jazz look down their nose at USU, their conference, and local schools. The number of players in that category that the Jazz should have drafted but didn't is extremely small, and even if you can come up with one or two, that is only with the benefit of hindsight. I can immediately name a player from USU's conference they SHOULDN'T have drafted, but DID: Kirk Snyder (literally all four players immediately after Snyder at 16 were better than Snyder: Josh Smith, JR Smith, Dorell Wright, and Jameer Nelson).

Third, the Jazz have drafted arguably far more than their share of locals/USU players/USU conference affiliate players: Joel Bolomboy (Weber St.), Kaniel Dickens (Idaho), Bryon Russell (Long Beach), Paul Millsap (La Tech), Keith McDonald (USU), Greg Deane (Utah), Alan Taylor (BYUP), Steve Trumbo (BYUP), Eric Leckner (Wyoming), Eric Booker (UNLV), Bob Evans (Southern Utah University), and Bill Breeding (Rocky Mountain College).

Fourth, the Jazz have a long history of finding or looking for gems from smaller, non-powerhouse schools, so it is silly to suggest they turn up their noses at USU, local schools, or USU's conference affiliates. The two greatest players in Jazz history came from colleges with no serious basketball tradition at the time the players were drafted: John Stockton from Gonzaga and Karl Malone from La Tech. They have drafted players from such schools as Tennessee Tech, Western Kentucky, Walsh University, East Carolina, South Alabama, Norfolk State, and Augustana College.

Finally, to suggest that the Jazz "nearly squandered" drafting Millsap is absolutely ridiculous. What is your basis for stating that? Are you suggesting they should have taken him with the 14th pick of the draft just to make sure they locked him up? That would have been moronic. I always loved Millsap, even in college when he was consistently a beast and, IIRC, led the nation in rebounding three years in a row, but NO ONE projected him as a first round pick. If he was your target at 14 and no one else was going to take him until the 50s and you use your lottery pick on him, you have zero understanding of the value of a lottery pick. As far as letting him go after seven seasons in a Jazz uniform, I'm not sure how that suggests the Jazz organization doesn't appreciate the Aggies or their conference affiliates. By that point, where he went to college was COMPLETELY irrelevant. It was a purely economic decision. The Hawks made a heavily back-loaded offer to Millsap when he was a free agent, and the Jazz had just acquired a 20-year-old Derrick Favors a year earlier. Would have been a crazy decision to pay one PF nearly $60M when you had just acquired a player at a much lower salary who looked like he would make Millsap redundant. I truly LOVED Millsap as a player (he was my favorite Jazzman) and would have loved for the Jazz to keep him, but it simply didn't make a lot of sense at the time. To suggest this somehow reflects on the Jazz's opinion of the Aggies and their conference is crazytown.
Yep, the Jazz have drafted and had players from mid majors throughout their history. The fact they recently drafted a Weber State player kind of throws away the USU argument. I'm glad they didn't end up getting him, but I have spoken with someone in the Jazz organization that said if Jimmer would have fallen to 12 in the 2011 NBA draft the Jazz would have drafted him. The Jazz didn't have a pick in the 2012 draft and made the playoffs that year so weren't going to have a lottery pick, but because Lillard played at Weber State wouldn't have been a stopgap to them drafting him. They would have loved to have a great point guard prospect at that time. Their only pick during the 2012 draft was a guard from Tennessee Tech.

NBA teams don't really discriminate on where they get their players if they believe they can help them win games. That is why Lillard went so high and why Ja Morant could be a top 5 pick this year.



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Post by brownjeans » March 8th, 2019, 4:53 pm

TrueBlueAggie123 wrote:
March 8th, 2019, 12:03 pm
ineptimusprime wrote:I will preface all of this by saying that I love Rudy Gobert, but he is very limited offensively. Even after a few years in the league his offensive skill set is pretty much limited to screening and dunking. He is elite at those skills, which leads to a lot of lob dunks and makes him a very valuable offensive player.

Queta actually has post moves and has shown some ability to shoot. I am not at all saying Queta will ever be as impactful as Gobert in the NBA, but he shows a lot more promise in developing other offensive skills than Gobert has.
This. Unless it’s a wide open dunk, layup, or lob, Gobert isn’t a threat around the basket.
And yet Gobert is a much, much better player.



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Post by Jjoey53 » March 8th, 2019, 5:11 pm

He would be in a bad way if he left this year. He needs at least one more year to develop physically and still work on things. If he left he would be developmental at best.


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brownjeans wrote:
March 8th, 2019, 4:53 pm
TrueBlueAggie123 wrote:
March 8th, 2019, 12:03 pm
ineptimusprime wrote:I will preface all of this by saying that I love Rudy Gobert, but he is very limited offensively. Even after a few years in the league his offensive skill set is pretty much limited to screening and dunking. He is elite at those skills, which leads to a lot of lob dunks and makes him a very valuable offensive player.

Queta actually has post moves and has shown some ability to shoot. I am not at all saying Queta will ever be as impactful as Gobert in the NBA, but he shows a lot more promise in developing other offensive skills than Gobert has.
This. Unless it’s a wide open dunk, layup, or lob, Gobert isn’t a threat around the basket.
And yet Gobert is a much, much better player.
Queta is extremely raw right now. He has a long way to go before he could score like Gobert in the NBA. He would benefit from staying in school another year or two.



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Post by brownjeans » March 8th, 2019, 5:36 pm

Yeah, if he goes to the NBA this year and gets drafted late in the second round he might end up like Chimezie Metu making 840k year playing in the G-league with staff dedicated to developing his game and no NCAA rules to follow. That'd be terrible.



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Post by MrBiggle » March 8th, 2019, 6:17 pm

Just listened to the show. That was a great 40 minutes!
Interesting to hear that Queta was sick at the Boise game. Coach said he lost weight, into double digit figures!? Yikes, that kind of weight is hard to gain back, at least for the active individual. Makes a lot of sense, cause Nemi looked completely gassed that game, and was just going through the motions. Knowing that makes me far less worried about BSU in the tourney.


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Post by dyedblue » March 8th, 2019, 6:49 pm

Without Nemi we are a middle of the road MWC team. His presence on defensive end is a game changer. I love me some Coach Smith and San Merrill and they critical to our success as well, but few college guys can change an entire game plan on the defensive end of the floor.

Also, Rudy is at least 4-5 seasons ahead of Queta on the offensive end.


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Post by Aggie formerly in Hawaii » March 8th, 2019, 8:27 pm

brownjeans wrote:
March 8th, 2019, 5:36 pm
Yeah, if he goes to the NBA this year and gets drafted late in the second round he might end up like Chimezie Metu making 840k year playing in the G-league with staff dedicated to developing his game and no NCAA rules to follow. That'd be terrible.
Or he could stay and be developed by a highly qualified coaching staff that is better than any G league coach and make millions as a first round pick in 2020. Yeah the horror. He would also be closer to getting his college degree which is an impressive accomplishment in life even if you are a millionaire.



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Post by Rabidchild » March 8th, 2019, 9:32 pm

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Tonight was Smith’s last Coaches Show of the season and he brought NQueta along. I listened in on 1280. Sounds like there was a big crowd. Here’s a link to the audio. It’s worth a listen. I think Queta may be my favorite Aggie b-ball personality of all time...

http://www.1280thezone.com/utah-state-b ... ias-queta/
For me, he's right up there with Corwin Woodard.


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