Will They Stay or Will They Go?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MJAlltheWay24 View Post
    I hope you're right, I just dont see it.
    Maybe I’m just overly optimistic. But everyone has been complaining about the lack of 4 year guys at UK and if only some of those guys would stay they could develop a lot. Well I think we are going to get the chance to see what happens assuming they don’t get some bad advice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Hangin Around View Post
    Hopefully they can find a shooter that can also play defense, rebound and jump unlike Gabriel. He is only useful when he is knocking down 3s. He is a liability on defense.
    You donít think he can rebound? Third on the team with 5.4 per

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrantNKY View Post
    Maybe I’m just overly optimistic. But everyone has been complaining about the lack of 4 year guys at UK and if only some of those guys would stay they could develop a lot. Well I think we are going to get the chance to see what happens assuming they don’t get some bad advice.
    Would be awesome if a couple do and they should. Just don't see the league for him after those four years, so if someone is willing to pay vs. indentured servitude of the NCAA, hard to not get paid elsewhere.

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    Gabriel needs to stay and hope to become Derek Willis.

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    Knox's dad said it wasn't a done deal that he was going to the NBA. So theirs a chance that he comes back

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    Quote Originally Posted by All State Baseball View Post
    Knox's dad said it wasn't a done deal that he was going to the NBA. So theirs a chance that he comes back
    We’ve been around that block a few times. He’s not the first to say things like that, but we all know - he gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DragonFire View Post
    We’ve been around that block a few times. He’s not the first to say things like that, but we all know - he gone.
    Agree

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    Bagley- Stay

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hatz View Post
    You don’t think he can rebound? Third on the team with 5.4 per
    Best rebounder on the team, by far. Washinton led team at 5.7 per game. Knox at 5.4 and Gabriel at 5.4. Now when you consider minutes played, you realize for a skinny guy witn no weight to throw around, he is a Warrior. Really hope he comes back for another year. Believe he can be a real difference maker. Defensive shortfalls can be grown out of and Cal will get him there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Anthony View Post
    Gabriel needs to stay and hope to become Derek Willis.
    Call me crazy but I think he gives the team the same if not more than Willis did already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MJAlltheWay24 View Post
    Call me crazy but I think he gives the team the same if not more than Willis did already.
    If he comes back next year I think he will be a Derek clone. More aggressive, rounds and isnít afraid to take big 3ís. It took Derek a while as well but he became relatively polished. Wenyen needs that.

    I donít think either of them are tremendous athletes. So that ďone thingĒ that keeps them in the league is very limited.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Anthony View Post
    If he comes back next year I think he will be a Derek clone. More aggressive, rounds and isn’t afraid to take big 3’s. It took Derek a while as well but he became relatively polished. Wenyen needs that.

    I don’t think either of them are tremendous athletes. So that “one thing” that keeps them in the league is very limited.
    Becoming a Derek Willis clone would be a regression for Gabriel, in my opinion. Sure at times this season he needed more confidence on taking big shots. I think we are definitely past that now.

    I like Gabriel's overall game for Calipari's team better than Willis' at this point and that would only get even better with two more years, hopefully.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Anthony View Post
    If he comes back next year I think he will be a Derek clone. More aggressive, rounds and isn’t afraid to take big 3’s. It took Derek a while as well but he became relatively polished. Wenyen needs that.

    I don’t think either of them are tremendous athletes. So that “one thing” that keeps them in the league is very limited.
    Gabriel is already 10 times further ahead of Willis at this point. At this point for Willis, Willis wasn't even playing in games as a freshman or sophomore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by futurecoach View Post
    Gabriel is already 10 times further ahead of Willis at this point. At this point for Willis, Willis wasn't even playing in games as a freshman or sophomore.
    I see Wenyen as a reserve G league player at best. Also, don’t forget he’s already 21 so he should be solid. I simply disagree, he has a long way to go before becoming a pro.

    I’m a tough critic though, I think Shai has a slow first step and questionable outside jumper and he’s lottery projection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Costigan View Post
    I really hope PJ comes back. He has a great feel down low and could really be a go to scorer. Also need another year of the PJ mean mug.

    Expecting SGA, Knox and Diallo to go.
    Quote Originally Posted by AverageJoesGym View Post
    I think Knox, Alexander, Diallo, Vanderbilt, Washington and Gabriel all go. Only Knox and Alexander should go but I think we lose at least 5 and possibly 6 depending on how badly Gabriel's family needs the money. He's not as NBA player but he can make money overseas. It also wouldn't shock me to see Jones transfer.
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    And Richards. Possibly Jones and Baker if they don't transfer and Gabriel if his financial situation allows it.
    Quote Originally Posted by John Anthony View Post
    I see Wenyen as a reserve G league player at best. Also, don’t forget he’s already 21 so he should be solid. I simply disagree, he has a long way to go before becoming a pro.

    I’m a tough critic though, I think Shai has a slow first step and questionable outside jumper and he’s lottery projection.
    No doubt Gabriel has to make big strides still if he is going to play in the NBA. I'm just pointing out that he is ten times further ahead of Willis at this point. Willis at this point couldn't even get on the floor. It wasn't until the middle of Willis junior season before he even did much. So if Gabriel stays and keeps improving he will have a much better shot than Willis.

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