As you all know by now, the annual transfer season has started. I hoped to not lose a PG, but if we lost someone…I expected PG is where it would happen. Our fondest best wishes to the Wee Baby Seamus, and I hope to see him lead a nice Cinderella run in the 2016 or 2017 NCAAT.
Here is how I see our playing rotation play out next year:
PG – Cat
SG – Lacey
SF – Black Scott Wood
PF – Frenchie Le Nard
C – King Hippo
Bench Contributors (from most to least minutes):
Washington (pretty even with Le Nard, in terms of role/PT)
Des (biggest question mark, as to how capably he can play PG – especially for longer stretches if Cat gets in foul trouble or distemper)
I think that’s workable. You have 3 guards, 3 wings, and 4 low-post players (with some overlap into other position groups as need/matchups may dictate). That’s a pretty good distribution, deep enough to handle fouls/illnesses/injuries without being a sure recipe for discontent. I most certainly DO NOT think we could easily absorb another transfer, however.
Another Alex Johnson would be a welcome addition, though. Devonte Graham, maybe?
Now, time for bold predictions. Mine relates to my personal favourite player, so feel free to dismiss my prediction as biased. It clearly is.
King Hippo is no worse than 2nd team all-ACC, and a strong contender for DPOY.