Originally Posted by altidore17
What do you suppose the alternative is? Who gets McBee's minutes? Until we have enough talent to where players like McBee (who I agree really has no business starting for an SEC team) don't have to play 30 minutes a game, he's going to play.
And my issue with TNorange isn't his thought process, because he makes some good points, but it's his having to remind everyone every time McBee misses a shot, lets his man score, etc. that is extremely annoying. No one on this team is solid game in, game out other than Maymon (and Stokes to an extent)... so the fact he feels the need to dog a player over and over is ridiculous and the precise reason I started doing the same for Golden.
The bottom line is Skylar is going to get his minutes, and he's going to have some good games and some bad games.. but for people to come on here and dissect his play like he's Lebron James is utterly ridiculous, especially considering he's easily our best 3pt threat and doesn't turn the ball over.
Honestly, we don't have an alternative now. That's the point. We are hurting for better guard play that we don't have. McBee can score but he gives up a lot on defense, despite his best efforts. He gives it all he has and hustles, but ideally we need another guard who can shoot and play defense much better in seasons to come. I'm not down on McBee because he gives it everything he has. I just wish we could find that other guard and McBee could come off the bench in spot situations when we need some 3pt shots or to break a zone in shorter minutes.
This isn't an isolated case. There have always been instances when an offensive gunner just couldn't play decent defense, either because they wouldn't expend the effort or just lacked the physical skills, which is Skylar's case.