Per AJ's request, here's the Friday Thinker, in FanPost form:
You can raid any Big Ten team to take one (1) guy from their basketball team to plug into your team, with its otherwise existing roster, coaching staff, philosophy, and off-campus eateries, etc. Who you got?
Having had more time to
re-think my initial knee-jerk reaction think this through, my list is short:
- Frank (the Tank) Kaminsky;
- Branden Dawson;
- Walter Pritchford.
If I knew that the light was going to go on for Hanner, I'd take Dawson, as he's the best power forward out there. But I don't know that, and am not counting on it, actually. I'd love for Devin Davis to someday become a player like Dawson, without the personality issues. But he ain't there yet.
Curiously, as I thought this through, the list was pretty short. As 87 noted, I'm sold on our backcourt. Terran Petteway is awesome, and would start on our team. But I would not raid him at the expense of minutes for any of Yogi, Stan, or JBJ. Similarly, Sam Dekker is excellent. But I would not raid him at the expense of minutes for Troy Williams.