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dtownral
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lol

this kid is a blast to watch

1/24/2017 11:42:14 AM

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1/24/2017 11:47:23 AM

thegoodlife3
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"The last 1:30 just proved that Smith isn't ready for primetime. He may draft well because of his upside, but I hope teams don't expect him to be lights out from the start or they'll be disappointed."


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"Yeah, he'd benefit to stay another year, but the money is calling and I don't expect him to stay. He's easily a first rounder, although I think he's playing himself into the late first round. Granted, scouts may be so high on his upside that he can still be a lottery pick."


lol

1/24/2017 12:26:58 PM

dmspack
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lol

^those were dumb all along though. even if smith played an average game last night, he was gonna be drafted top 10 at worst no matter what. at no point in time was he ever playing himself into late first round. pure idiocy.

1/24/2017 12:30:36 PM

natureboy
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Very fun to watch against Duke. Only two things are keep practicing free throws, and don't drop so low in the paint when you are playing 2-3 zone. Seems like he is trying to help double down low but sometimes doesn't get back to the three point line in time. Other than that, keep up the good play.

1/26/2017 8:54:40 PM

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one of the worst parts about this is if he is good in the nba, i'm not sure i will get any joy watching him play at all

fuck this season man, ugh

2/8/2017 11:00:41 PM

sag1804
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sad we had him for a year and JJ for a year and both years sucked about as bad as I can remember.

2/9/2017 1:02:54 AM

thegoodlife3
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Kevin Durant is a big fan

2/10/2017 1:57:54 AM

LudaChris
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DSJ is like that dude at the Y that is clearly the best player there so when you have the first pick you definitely take him. Then when the game starts he becomes your entire offense and your team loses but he puts up a bunch of highlight reel plays and everyone watching it enjoys. Then after the game the next run starts up and none of your team gets picked since you all lost but he gets picked up immediately to play in the next game.

He's going to be good in the NBA, and we really don't have enough good players in the NBA, so I'm fine with him going top 5 and killing it in the future.

2/10/2017 8:27:09 AM

thegoodlife3
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that dude in your scenario doesn't have a coach

which kind of makes it an apt comparison, but not really

2/10/2017 9:48:56 AM

HCH
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Also, nobody takes charges or plays real defense at the Y. So again, very apt comparison.

2/10/2017 10:05:09 AM

rwoody
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Also usually alot of angry white guys sitting around

2/10/2017 10:38:55 AM

skokiaan
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Are you all thinking that he'll actually rep us in the NBa? Lol

2/10/2017 11:50:57 AM

spooner
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does this metaphor make mav rowan the white dude everyone just assumes can shot because he's wearing really expensive basketball shoes and hits a few 3's during warm-ups, but then gets dominated by the guy he's guarding all game?

2/10/2017 11:51:33 AM

alfredough
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So what happened with DSJ? Heard he took himself out of the game.

2/11/2017 2:12:42 PM

Sandman
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He couldve taken a dump on the court and i wouldnt have blamed him for doing it

2/11/2017 2:33:51 PM

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"Smith said the team could start to play harder and at least try to save the season.

“It’s effort,” he said. “It comes down to playing with heart.”"


I mean... definitely sounds like a cancer

Maybe he struggles to deal everyone sucking

2/11/2017 8:37:18 PM

HCH
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"Dennis Smith Jr.’s high school basketball coach arrested on felony tax charge"

2/14/2017 2:22:08 PM

GingaNinja
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Is this ... *looks at watch* ... the official beginning of the Pay for play scandal at NC State ?


[Edited on February 14, 2017 at 5:02 PM. Reason : ]

2/14/2017 5:01:08 PM

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i don't see how this guy withholding taxes from employee checks but then not paying it to the state is in any way related to NC State basketball.

2/14/2017 5:19:27 PM

natureboy
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Hope he has a big game tomorrow. We only get to watch him a few more times.

2/14/2017 10:22:02 PM

natureboy
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Thanks for the effort tonight, at least you made the first half entertaining. I feel bad when I think how he has no support and his coach just says take the whole game on your shoulders.

2/15/2017 10:23:41 PM

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I don't think it's that simple.

[Edited on February 15, 2017 at 10:27 PM. Reason : but no denying he's a lot of fun to watch]

2/15/2017 10:26:58 PM

jocristian
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Oh what could have been... If we had a competent coaching staff and even an average defense, we would get to watch this guy go all kemba walker in the tourney. Would have been beautiful.

2/16/2017 9:13:41 AM

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Wish he was coming back for one more year, with a different coach.

Coaching changes are hard to analyze, but if you could compare the same players under different leadership, you would get a real feel for competency.

I think it comes down to Gottfried being really bad at:
coaching good defense
developing players
coaching leadership

The rest I think is just the result of those 3 things.
Imagine:
Anya at 270 playing 28 minutes a game at full speed
Abu with better touch around the rim/ability to finish
Smith with a desire to lead with a positive attitude
Consistency at the foul line

Any 2 of those 4 things would have led to closer games, and 5 more wins. That would have been enough to keep his job and likely make the tourney.

Free throws alone counted for 2 ACC games at the very l least.

Thanks for choosing NC State, Dennis! Looking forward to seeing you kill it at the next level. Plz to wipe the whiny attitude off your face and grow up a bit though....

2/16/2017 5:39:26 PM

jocristian
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I've said it before but there is zero reason that Anya couldn't have easily been a poor man's Meeks. They came out of high school rated about the same--both overweight with Kennedy having a more polished offensive game and Anya having a better defensive game. Kennedy slimmed down and got better. Anya got fat and is about the same skill as he was as a freshman.

2/16/2017 7:07:43 PM

ncsuallday
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"Plz to wipe the whiny attitude off your face and grow up a bit though...."


he's a teenager. it's easy to look at attitude problems as a 30-something and find fault

2/16/2017 7:19:00 PM

ssclark
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The reason is simple ... he didn't want to be ^^

Not enjoying losing isn't an attitude problem, btw

2/16/2017 7:23:39 PM

ncsuallday
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I'll never understand that. How can you turn down potentially making millions so you can get a fourth helping at Case dining hall? If I'm Anya and it was that hard to not eat, I would have gotten a loan and gotten Lap Band surgery or something.

2/16/2017 7:33:28 PM

ssclark
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He obviously couldn't... he was in great shape (for him) last year. And dipped his toe in..... then came back 80 lbs heavier... I can't imagine that's a coincidence

2/16/2017 7:41:41 PM

sgb
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^^ Never got to eat at Case. Heard good things.

2/24/2017 8:48:07 AM

BanjoMan
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Plus, kennedy's body transformation just screams roids. BJ probably did not want to inject those harmful substances into his body.

2/24/2017 9:44:18 AM

jocristian
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"He obviously couldn't... he was in great shape (for him) last year. And dipped his toe in..... then came back 80 lbs heavier... I can't imagine that's a coincidence"


Eh, maybe not, but he has just about played himself out of being able to make a career of it in Europe or china. That's not NBA $$, but it's nothing to sneeze at.

2/24/2017 9:49:54 AM

BanjoMan
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Yeah, and Europe is much cooler than the US. Trust me. Been living here for going on 4 years and have no regrets.

The wage normalization does suck though. As a lead scientist, my starting salary was the same as a project manager in the work shop.


[Edited on February 24, 2017 at 12:43 PM. Reason : a]

2/24/2017 12:39:23 PM

sgb
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DSJ RECEIVED A VOTE FOR THE ALL DEFENSIVE TEAM

Also ACC Freshman of the Year

3/5/2017 4:38:24 PM

natureboy
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He was pretty good at steals, at one point he led the conference. Not sure if he wound up the leader but that is probably why he got a vote. He gambled a lot to get steals which sometimes left his guy wide open.

3/5/2017 5:53:47 PM

natureboy
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Oh yeah, forgot to say congrats! Glad he held off the freshman from Duke.

3/5/2017 5:54:57 PM

dmspack
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He got a lot outta steals. He always p bad at defense.

3/5/2017 6:38:06 PM

dmspack
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A lot of* steals

3/5/2017 7:15:32 PM

sag1804
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Way to go!!

3/5/2017 11:59:22 PM

Bullet
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With the season we had, I had doubts that he'd get it. Congrats to him.

3/6/2017 3:02:42 PM

colangus
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Not being a smart ass- I'm serious... haven't watched a full game in 2 years. I did see some highlights of this dude and he's good.

Is he declaring for the draft and leaving?

3/7/2017 12:06:56 AM

dmspack
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he hasn't officially declared. but yeah, he's 100% gone.

3/7/2017 7:33:10 AM

rflong
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^^ he will probably be declaring around 2:30 this afternoon.

3/7/2017 8:32:02 AM

Dynasty2004
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3/7/2017 8:37:02 AM

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Understandably worn out the last few weeks including today. Comes off an ACL injury to lead the ACC in minutes played. (I think)

Godspeed, kind sir.

3/7/2017 1:26:26 PM

Lionheart
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Yeah, I mean there are definitely ways his play could have been better this year but this disaster is by no means on him.

I just hope he speaks well of us in the future.

3/7/2017 1:27:31 PM

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Goodbye and good luck DSJ!

3/7/2017 2:42:13 PM

rflong
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Thanks for spending a season on the most dysfunctional State team I can remember.

3/7/2017 2:54:12 PM

natureboy
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Glad he chose the pack, tough for him to score when teams were almost totally focused on him at the end of the year. Hope his draft stock hasn't fallen too much. If so he can come back next year with Archie to get back in the top 5.

3/7/2017 9:57:34 PM

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