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Zags11
11-26-2017, 10:24 AM
Perkins has been and is a very good guard. This year I've seen a huge step in play so far this year. The offense flows smoothly when he is running point. The passes to set up JW3 or Tillie or rui is pretty special to see. When he is out, you can see a vastly different offense.


I'm happy how he is playing this yr. Good kid too.

Saxon_zag
11-26-2017, 10:57 AM
Until the other team starts pressing... Then it looks like we need a true point guard...

RenoZag
11-26-2017, 11:02 AM
Premature OP. . .

Zags11
11-26-2017, 11:02 AM
Until the other team starts pressing... Then it looks like we need a true point guard...

False. If you listen to bilas or watch hoops, Perkins was set up to fail. The team did not set depth right on the inbounds and that's why Perkins became the inbounder.


And Perkins a terrible pass. Wow.

Zags11
11-26-2017, 11:03 AM
Premature OP. . .

Yep. It was. That was really his worse play of the game and was costly. The rest was due to to depth of the inbounds during trap.

SoonerZag
11-26-2017, 11:04 AM
he is a good shooter but makes a lot of bonehead decisions.

Zags11
11-26-2017, 11:16 AM
Kispert got pulled passing it in. Tillie made multiple bone headed decisions. Perkins had one bad turnover and that was big one. The others? They were set by other zag players not setting the right depth. They were all congested.

Kispert threw one to Perkins double teamed. Perkins got the turnover.

I will say when ppl play bad. Perkins had one costly mistake. Again though few needs to be held account able for blowing leads.

23dpg
11-26-2017, 11:24 AM
Perkins had an incredible tourney. Great for the first two games and 3/4 of this game. He had a terrible last 5 minutes. Hopefully he can take the positives out of the PK80 and use the bad as incentive/learning.

former1dog
11-26-2017, 11:30 AM
I disagree with Perkins inbounding the ball against the press. Melson is the better choice leaving Perkins to be the primary ball handler to break the press.

Zags11
11-26-2017, 11:49 AM
I disagree with Perkins inbounding the ball against the press. Melson is the better choice leaving Perkins to be the primary ball handler to break the press.

It was because Tillie and kispert were having issues. Especially kispert. If your players don't spread and are clogged, turnovers happen.

CaliZag07
11-26-2017, 12:54 PM
He rode shotgun all last year to NWG. Now he's driving the offense, while also looking more for his own shot. He's going to continue to make mistakes until we can find consistent backup PG play.

He'll figure it all out as this team starts to gel. He's dealing with 3 new starters; 1 of which is entirely new to the program.

former1dog
11-26-2017, 12:57 PM
It was because Tillie and kispert were having issues. Especially kispert. If your players don't spread and are clogged, turnovers happen.

legit question, why does that force Perkins to be the inbounder instead of Melson?

Kong-Kool-Aid
11-26-2017, 12:57 PM
You guys are crazy, he made one mistake but he has consistently been the best zag on the floor every game this season. Others have had some monster games, but Josh has been consistently great.

DixieZag
11-26-2017, 01:03 PM
Perkins is one of two "essential" players.

The two we couldn't lose: Perkins in the backcourt, JWIII in the front.

Without them we're nothing. With them, we're pretty damn good, though we'll make idiotic passes a couple times per game, and have a guy that could go 8-10 from the FT line or 3-11.

That's the beauty and the downside.

Pleasant Peninsula
11-26-2017, 01:19 PM
He didn't make "one mistake". He had three or four egregious turnovers in the final two minutes.

Larryzag
11-26-2017, 01:24 PM
Perkins is one of two "essential" players.

The two we couldn't lose: Perkins in the backcourt, JWIII in the front.

Without them we're nothing. With them, we're pretty damn good, though we'll make idiotic passes a couple times per game, and have a guy that could go 8-10 from the FT line or 3-11.

That's the beauty and the downside.

I would happily put up with a bonehead play once in a while from Perkins because he has the guts to make tough shots and seems to have a short memory.

JPtheBeasta
11-26-2017, 01:28 PM
I thought the whole team sleep-walked through the second half of this game and finally woke up in overtime. The press break looked bad. They played calmy, but too calmly. They tried to pass out of the press, but weren't making quick enough decisions. Few must not have wanted them to attack the press but they could have dribbled a bit more and put a lot of pressure on Texas. Tillie is a good ball handler and made a bad mistake. Melson picked up his dribble late in the game. Perkins made some bad decisions. This was a team effort in sucking. It wasn't unexpected after 2OT let-down and 10am start time.

Few must not trust Rui in that situation, but he would have been a good extra ball handler and could have made them pay for the press after crossing half-court.

I'm glad they got the win.