Last edited by Newton_14; 09-12-2011 at 09:16 PM.
Would have been great to get him some chemistry in game situations early, but it is better to be healthy than rush things.
Wow, I didn't realize his knee was still bothering him that much. This came as a surprised to me. Hope he heals up to 100% in the provided time frame.
Don't reach, youngblood . . .
Currently the evidence on Murphy suggests he will be a factor this year, so don't see him as a Red Shirt candidate any longer, and I agree that MP3 will need some real court time this year to prepare for lots of minutes next year.
Get well soon Quinn! We are wishing Godspeed and healing on the knee!
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He must be a terrific young man to be backed so hard by Nolan and taken when he had the knee. Hope he recovers and becomes a star.
It doesn't seem like we've had the best of luck lately in regards to freshmen point guards and health. Hopefully K is simply playing it safe. I am encouraged by the fact that he thinks Quinn will "definitely" be back by the start of practice. Seems ominous though. bummer
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I doubt there are many places better for him medically than where he is now. We all knew of the reputation of the Duke Medical Center, but the coverage of Kyrie's rehab showed some amazing work from trainers and physical therapists as well.
I saw the headline on the main page and thought people were trying to organize a "cookout" for watching the games. Doh. At least he'll still travel with the team, the trip should be a great bonding experience for our young team.
BDN Video is bringing the fire! We spoke with Quinn Cook late this afternoon. Why speculate when you can see and hear the details from Cook himself? http://bluedevilnation.net/2011/08/b...ut-his-injury/ Enjoy. BTW, don't miss our practice videos from today.
Already love Quinn. A perfect guy to wear the #2 now.
Methinks we may need another point guard for backup for the year following this season along with the bigs we are recruiting. Thornton is a superb defender and both he and Cook are projected to be 4 year players, but if Cook goes down due to his knee, we may need another point at least as good as a healthy Cook to help out and get into the pipeline. The question is: Do we have enough projected schollys?
Even if you don't like those options, the answer to your question is probably no, we don't have enough scholarships to offer a second/third backup point guard, which presumably is one reason we parted ways with Rodney Purvis (although obviously he would have been a lot more than a backup PG).
Besides, even if Quinn misses most or all of this season (which I don't think anybody is saying at this point), he should still be ready to play next season, and having been through practices for a year (even if he's only observing), he should be ready for decent minutes. I think your fears are unfounded here.
I think that many on the board may think that because we won in 2010 using Jon as our primary "PG", we do not need a "real" super PG as in the past. While that may well be true, I think our winning under those circumstances was actually an aberration from the norm. (Of course, Nolan sure looked pretty close to a "real" super PG from my perspective, however!)
Most coaches, including Coach K, would prefer a really good-if not super-PG instead of what we had to deal with in 2010. By the way, that's another reason why I think that Coach K is such a remarkable coach. His ability to adjust and come out a winner, I think is unmatched in college bball. I would just prefer that he had fewer adjustments to make so that our chances of winning it all are greater. Think Hurley, Williams, etc.
Also, with limited scholarships you have to play the odds a little. In this case, the odds are strongly in favor of Seth returning as a fifth-year senior. Sure, it's possible he has a wild breakout this season and plays himself into a lottery pick, but with Austin around it seems unlikely to me that Seth could garner enough stats and/or attention to make up for the fact that he's much smaller than the vast majority of NBA players who have his skillset. At Seth's height you need to be super-quick or a super-ballhandler to make it in the NBA, and he really isn't either of those things yet. It sounds like he's getting closer but the likely outcome is he'll need that final year to prove it to the NBA scouts.
Similarly, based on what K is saying now, it sounds like the idea that Quinn's injury would last more than a year is also a low-probability outcome. And in order for us to need another PG, both of these low-probability events would have to occur. As well as the high probability event of Austin leaving after this season (i.e., no change to the one-and-done rule). And even if all that stuff happens, we'd still have Tyler and Rasheed to man the PG position, which while perhaps not ideal options both should be pretty solid.
If a 2012 top-5 "pure" PG presented himself as a Duke target, my guess is K would strongly consider going after him. But if Quinn is healthy it wouldn't really be fair to him. Either way, I doubt it would be worth it to bring in a "backup" who didn't expect to start from day one.