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  1. #91
    I know everybody says tonight's game ought to give Poeltl pause, but it ought to give Delon pause too. He is going to have trouble against NBA defenders. The play right before half where he was forced to back off and dribbled into a double team is a good example. He is not explosively quick, cant really elevate for a jump shot and his three point shooting tonight was atrocious. McConnell is much better in the paint than Delon, tonight at least.

  2. #92
    Per Espn Insider article today:

    If you could pick one point guard in college basketball to win you one game right now, who would it be?

    Jeff Goodman: Jay, I actually thought about taking a freshman in Maryland's Melo Trimble. I love his game and his maturity, but he's still a frosh and I'd want a guy with more experience. I'm going with Utah senior Delon Wright -- he does a ton of everything. What separates him from so many of the other point guards is his high-level ability to defend. He's terrific on that end, can get to the basket and score, distributes, makes quality decisions and rebounds his position. His perimeter shot is average, but that area of his game has improved. He's 22 years old and has made Utah nationally relevant. In fact, the program completely changed when he arrived from the junior college ranks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by concerned View Post
    I know everybody says tonight's game ought to give Poeltl pause, but it ought to give Delon pause too. He is going to have trouble against NBA defenders. The play right before half where he was forced to back off and dribbled into a double team is a good example. He is not explosively quick, cant really elevate for a jump shot and his three point shooting tonight was atrocious. McConnell is much better in the paint than Delon, tonight at least.
    Delon will definitely struggle with the length and athleticism of the nba. But so does everyone. Even jimmer!

    I think Wright will be a very different pro than college player. He is most likely going to be a backup of who comes in, steadies the ship, and plays hard nosed defense. He will have to gain strength and he really needs to get a jumper, but he's already an nba level defender and finisher. He won't be a superstar in the nba, but I think he'll have a nice career.

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    Terrific photo from last night's game. I love the way the drum and feather logo shows up from the bottom of the scoreboard:

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    Quote Originally Posted by concerned View Post
    I know everybody says tonight's game ought to give Poeltl pause, but it ought to give Delon pause too. He is going to have trouble against NBA defenders. The play right before half where he was forced to back off and dribbled into a double team is a good example. He is not explosively quick, cant really elevate for a jump shot and his three point shooting tonight was atrocious. McConnell is much better in the paint than Delon, tonight at least.
    I reiterate these comments after the Arizona game. last night was worse. He has disappeared in our two most important conference road games.

  6. #96
    Totally agree Concerned. It's real easy to assert yourself with six minutes left in a game down 15. I wonder if Larry deserves some of the blame - I don't know. It's a team strength to have a number of players who can score and we do; but great teams still need a player or two who can take over games when needed. Those players need to sense those situations and make things happen. I err to the side of letting the game come to you but there are situations where having someone who can initiate is essential to winning. I believe Delon is better at that than he realizes. ...but maybe he isn't.

  7. #97
    Quote Originally Posted by sancho View Post
    Offense was not the main issue in this game. Effort on defense and rebounding was the main issue. If the defensive effort had been there, the offense would have been fine. Shoot, if the defensive effort had been there, we'd have won with the 60 points we scored. UCLA did nothing to impress other than play hard.
    I thought the biggest problem was our turnovers. Led them to a lot of easy offense. I couldn't agree more with your last sentence. They wanted it more and played harder. And for a utah team, that is suprising, and very very disappointing. Hopefully, this is just one game and we can right the course.

  8. #98
    Quote Originally Posted by concerned View Post
    I reiterate these comments after the Arizona game. last night was worse. He has disappeared in our two most important conference road games.
    We don't really have anybody stepping up and making shots when we need them other than our 5'9" guard. Loveridge really should be that guy but he seems to disappear on the road in big games. I thought Delon was the greatest finisher in the history of Utah basketball. But the last 10 games he isn't finishing at all. As for Poetl, and I have some personal experience with this, he's hit a wall. It's his first season in D1 basketball that started way back at the beginning of October. It's physical and the practices are hard. Combine that with games, and first year guys tend to fade a bit down the stretch--especially those playing significant minutes. And we're soft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Two Utes View Post
    We don't really have anybody stepping up and making shots when we need them other than our 5'9" guard. Loveridge really should be that guy but he seems to disappear on the road in big games. I thought Delon was the greatest finisher in the history of Utah basketball. But the last 10 games he isn't finishing at all. As for Poetl, and I have some personal experience with this, he's hit a wall. It's his first season in D1 basketball that started way back at the beginning of October. It's physical and the practices are hard. Combine that with games, and first year guys tend to fade a bit down the stretch--especially those playing significant minutes. And we're soft.
    Agree 100%

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    This is a very interesting analysis of Delon's 2015 performance:

    http://pachoops.com/2015/02/delon-wr...surprising-us/

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    One of 14 finalists for the Oscar Robertson award. http://www.sportswriters.net/usbwa/n...car150226.html
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    Well, because he thought it was good sport. Because some men aren't looking for anything logical, like money. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.

  12. #102
    With tomorrow being his last game at the Hunty: I have watched a lot of good/great players at Utah. From Vranes-Chambers toVan Horn-Bogut.

    Can't say Delon is the best, But IMO he is the most entertaining/fun to watch player that has played on the Hill.

    He just sees things 1 step ahead---

    Hope he can go out on a high note.

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    Wins the Bob Cousy award as the best pg of the year!
    “It only ends once. Anything that happens before that is just progress.”

    Well, because he thought it was good sport. Because some men aren't looking for anything logical, like money. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwight Schr-Ute View Post
    What a great story. What a great kid. The fact that he got the academics turned around speaks volumes about his character.

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    I saw a few minutes of the NBA combine, mostly during the scrimmage. I heard them talk a bit about Delon, but didn't see much of him. Anyone following more closely?
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisrenrut View Post
    I saw a few minutes of the NBA combine, mostly during the scrimmage. I heard them talk a bit about Delon, but didn't see much of him. Anyone following more closely?
    He was one of the "top" players who were held out of the 5 on 5 stuff. They kept the lottery picks and likely first rounders limited to measurements and interviews.


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  18. #108
    http://www.ksl.com/?sid=35449868&nid=635&title=delon-wright-impresses-in-first-summer-league-game-with-raptors

    Hopefully the following will help attract recruits with NBA aspirations to playbfor Krystkowiak.

    Mermuys said Wright had an advantage with former NBA head coach Larry Krystkowiak as his head coach in Utah. Krystkowiak implemented several NBA sets into the offensive rotation.

    "Because he had an NBA coach in college, he had a familiarity with NBA sets in a game, so it wasn't like it was brand new to him," Mermuys said. "We did run some things that he probably hasn't seen before, but he's got great size and he's got great length. That allows you to be able to see over defenses and get the ball in places it's got to go where smaller guys can't."
    Wright said having Krystkowiak set up NBA sets in college made it a much easier transition to an NBA style of play.
    "He definitely prepared us for this type of offense," Wright said. "We ran a lot of NBA sets, so it was an easy transition for me to come in and be ready to run this type of offense."
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    Quote Originally Posted by justaute View Post
    Delon is really, really, good at pick and roll.

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    Seems like a fair analysis.

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    Delon got a DNP-CD in the raptors first game. Im not going to be one of these Jimmer zealots who wants to burn down the house of any coach who doesnt play my guy 40 a night, but it is puzzling that the Raptors reached a bit to draft Delon and then almost immediately signed Cory Joseph.

    Long season, injuries, patience, etc. I get it, just find it a bit odd..

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    Delon goes for 18 pts, 5 rebs, and 7 assists in their season finale against Brooklyn. Not to mention this sweet dime.



    He's looking much thicker now. Those NBA workouts are having an effect.

  26. #116
    Quote Originally Posted by sancho View Post
    Was he getting playing time because the Raptors had their seed sowed up, or do we expect him to get time during the playoffs?
    he's come on strong in the last month, but he's still 3rd string behind Lowry (All-Star) and Joseph. He'll get garbage time in the playoffs.

    But he cracked 100 points for his rookie year; at the all-star break that looked impossible.

  27. #117
    He says tomorrow in the tweet, but means Thursday.
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    I searched twitter and found out
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  29. #119
    Delon is cleared to play for the first time all year. (shoulder surgery)

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    Once again, he's back on the court after recovering from shoulder issues.

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