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Carolina versus Belmont Abbey 57-31 half

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I keep hearing about the Heels having issues at the Point Guard position... what's the scoop on that?

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I don't think LD2 is ready for the full time PG position yet. He's still too erratic. We don't have the super fast Lawson anymore. Then again Raymond wasn't a speed demon.

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LDII can be every bit as good as Phelps was. I think he will probably be the best PG defender they have had in a while.

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You guys will spin it anyway you can. UNC will be good you guys are missing the point. The biggest difference is Vandy was a D-1 school and Belmont Abbey is not. UNC will struggle shooting the ball and that will hurt them because they will not rebound any better then they did last year. Call a spade a spade and realize your weaknesses.
You're fuging high if you don't think this team will out rebound last years team. We got deeper and bigger in the post, not to mention at small forward. This whole team is bigger position by position (other than Deon of course). Drew is taller than Lawson, Ginyard is taller than Ellington, Henson is taller than Green, Deon=Deon, and then you throw in the Wears, Davis and Zeller.

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To me, here are UNC's biggest concerns...

1. Balance. The guards are unproven and nowhere near as talented as the bigs.

2. Playing time. Unless they redshirt two or three of those guys, expect some transfers from the bigs.

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To me, here are UNC's biggest concerns...

1. Balance. The guards are unproven and nowhere near as talented as the bigs.

2. Playing time. Unless they redshirt two or three of those guys, expect some transfers from the bigs.

1. Agree. UNC is top heavy, no doubt about that. Somebody compared Drew to Phelps which I agree with. Phelps wasn't a fast guard, but he was a great passer and had a high basketball IQ. Same with Drew...although Phelps was a better defender. Strickland has potential but he's got to show it on the court. Graves can drain three's in practice but that hasn't seemed to translate to a real game. Ginyard is probably the best all around player we have at the guard position. He just has limited range.

2. Disagree...the Wears knew what the situation was before they went to UNC. Henson will play the 3 so he doesn't factor in that discussion and the general consensus is that he will be one and done. Zeller, Thompson and Davis will all see more than 25 minutes a game, particularly as the season goes on.

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1. Agree. UNC is top heavy, no doubt about that. Somebody compared Drew to Phelps which I agree with. Phelps wasn't a fast guard, but he was a great passer and had a high basketball IQ. Same with Drew...although Phelps was a better defender. Strickland has potential but he's got to show it on the court. Graves can drain three's in practice but that hasn't seemed to translate to a real game. Ginyard is probably the best all around player we have at the guard position. He just has limited range.

2. Disagree...the Wears knew what the situation was before they went to UNC. Henson will play the 3 so he doesn't factor in that discussion and the general consensus is that he will be one and done. Zeller, Thompson and Davis will all see more than 25 minutes a game, particularly as the season goes on.

If all the games were 30-point blowouts, that would work. But Stan, would you ever take Ed Davis off the floor in a tight game?

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If all the games were 30-point blowouts, that would work. But Stan, would you ever take Ed Davis off the floor in a tight game?

Of course not. If you are thinking that the Wears or Zeller are going to transfer because of playing time, you are nuts. Zeller will get at least 20 minutes a game. The Wears probably won't see a whole lot of time this year, but Davis will probably be gone next year as well as Thompson. They will get plenty of time next year and beyond. Besides they knew what they were getting into.

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You're fuging high if you don't think this team will out rebound last years team. We got deeper and bigger in the post, not to mention at small forward. This whole team is bigger position by position (other than Deon of course). Drew is taller than Lawson, Ginyard is taller than Ellington, Henson is taller than Green, Deon=Deon, and then you throw in the Wears, Davis and Zeller.

You obviously don't know the first thing about basketball if you think that rebound is all about height. Hansbrough would out rebound anybody on the team you have right now. Lawson would out rebound Drew all day long. Rebounding is about positioning, that is why one of the best rebounders of all time was only 6'8". Ever heard of Dennis Rodman? Maybe you and Htar should get together and study some basketball.

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You obviously don't know the first thing about basketball if you think that rebound is all about height. Hansbrough would out rebound anybody on the team you have right now. Lawson would out rebound Drew all day long. Rebounding is about positioning, that is why one of the best rebounders of all time was only 6'8". Ever heard of Dennis Rodman? Maybe you and Htar should get together and study some basketball.

Maybe you should learn something about bball...Hansbrough wasn't ever the greatest rebounder.

And, btw, Drew looks solid so far.

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