There is really no other way to say it. Abdul Gaddy, last night, was the worst I’ve ever seen him! Ill-advised shot selection, passes directly to the other team, fouling too much, he REALLY had the trifecta of suck going last night!
Let’s face it, Abdul Gaddy is supposed to be our “Calming Influence”. He is the steady, reliable counterpart to Tony Wroten’s flash & sizzle. And last night he was anything but.
2 for 11? Are YOU kidding me? This is not what any of us signed up for! He’s had plenty of time to get acclimated to the game of college basketball, injury or no injury. Going 2 for 11 and 0 for 3 from behind the arc is absolutely unacceptable and if he keeps this up, I see no other solution than to bench the guy in favor of Wroten permanently.
And WHY wasn’t Wroten in the game at the end? That’s a real head-scratcher, Romar! He is LITERALLY the only guy willing to drive into the paint and compete against the other team’s big man; why is he not out there creating shots? At the very least, the kid needs the EXPERIENCE of a pressure late-game situation! And don’t give me this excuse about his free throw shooting. That’ll come with time and practice. But, he does too much good to have him riding the pine in lieu of Gaddy doing his best Chicken-With-His-Head-Cut-Off routine!
One more thing, Romar: STOP TRYING TO DUMP IT IN TO N’DIAYE IN THE POST! Are you JOKING me?! That guy has the stone hands like nobody I’ve ever seen! And you’re giving it to him in the closing minutes when we desperately need a basket? Why? That’s what you’re supposed to do in the closing minutes when we desperately need a TURNOVER!
For Christ’s sake, guys! That was a winnable game! And we FUCKED it away. To a man, from the head coach down to the reserve big men, we FUCKED it away!
We needed that, guys; I don’t know if you’re aware of it. Not only are we now 4-3 and staring down the barrel of 4-4, but that was a ranked opponent! Duke is another one, but we’re sure as shit losing THAT game on Saturday. After that, I’m not gonna lie to you, there might not be another ranked opponent the rest of the way! What is the incentive to rank ANY of these Pac-12 teams? They’re all God-fucking-awful! Our RPI is going to be SHIT come tournament time! Which means we’re going to HAVE to win the Pac-12 Tourney because we’re sure as shit not going to win enough conference games (the way we’ve been playing to date) to make it as an At Large.
This is un-God-Damn-believable. I hope I’m pleasantly fucking surprised on Saturday morning. We better be knocking down threes like you would not believe or I’m REALLY going to be spewing the venom on this team …