We can't have nice things.
First, and most importantly: Go to hell, Austin Nichols. Took up a scholarship for two seasons, put yourself in a position where we were really counting on you for this season, and... you did whatever it is you did to get yourself kicked off the team. So, go to hell.
Second, I hope he gets whatever help he needs, and/or I hope this was the wake-up call he needed to get his head out of his ass. I'm mad as hell, but I'm still pulling for you, Austin Nichols.
Second, it's good to know that our general righteousness is hard-earned and deserved. I really don't see this happening at Duke, Kentucky, Kansas, UConn, UNC, etc cetera.
Fourth. It's Mamadi Diakite time, bitches.
|Dunk you very much.|
(I'm going to stop with the numbers, and just give it to you free-flowingly.) It's shit or get off the pot time for Jack Salt, Jarred Reuter, Devon Hall, and Darius Thompson. For the record, I have my doubts about Devon Hall and Jack Salt.
-- Kyle Guy accelerating his ascension to stardom.
-- Marial Shayok taking the reins as our top scorer and lead dog.
-- Isaiah Wilkins proving and improving his offensive game.
-- Jack Salt steadying into a consistent physical force in the low post.
-- Jarred Reuter carving out a reliable and important role.
-- Mamadi Diakite emerging as a captivating future star.
I'm actually more excited about this season than I was before. Overcoming this struggle is going to be a very interesting, entertaining storyline.
Tony Bennett already had the world's respect. He's doubled it by booting Nichols. Now he has to prove his coaching chops, and it's going to be fun as hell to watch.