“Locked up” roster as of now?

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TennaciousD957

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Fulky is likely the other starter IMO if Grant doesn't come back and we don't add a grad transfer big like Blackshear. I am not sure why all the gloom and doom though. I have seen at least 2 national NCAABB writers have the Vols around #20 for next WITHOUT Grant or Bone coming back. Without those 2 we won't be as good as last year, but replacing Bone with a 5 star PG and Turner is not going to be some catastrophic dropoff. Losing Grant and Admiral is big, but both Turner and Bowden have shown the ability in the past to be excellent scorers. The offense will not run through the post nearly as much so they will be able be featured and find better consistency as the go to scorers. I could see both Bowden and Turner having Jordy MCrae, Kevin Punter, or Josh Richardson like senior years. Next years team will be very different, but not necessarily significantly worse.
 
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So, starters are probably Turner, Josiah James, Bowden, Pons, and ??? whos the 5?

We might be hurting a little this season. That's alright, it was a good run, and Barnes will get some more stars.
Long time between now and November. With Barnes a starting lineup could look something like Turner James Bowden Kent Burns, with a quick hook for those that don't follow the scouting report or play their game. ala bowden Pons this season. I'm expecting a lot of platooning early at most positions especially the 3 4 5 with Turner Bowden being the base.
 
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I wonder how many people would have guessed that Kent would have stayed and Walker was going to be the one that transferred? I feel like Bone will be back, unless he has his mind set on going in the 2nd round or undrafted.
I said pretty often that Walker made sense, Johnson and Kent were common names mentioned but both having already used a redshirt year would mean they would lose another year of eligibility so that was an issue..Walker still had his redshirt year to use.

Bone isn’t coming back, he will go overseas or G-League if he has to, he is done with school.
 
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I like the lineup, except... Who is going to come in to relieve our point guard? The 3 best candidates are on the floor. I guess we just move people around as we sub people in.
James and Turner will stagger minutes like they did this year with Bone and Turner.

I would guess

Turner- 33
Bowden- 32
James- 30
Fulkerson- 30
Pons- 25
Burns- 20
Johnson- 15
Kent- 10
One of Gaines/ORN/Pember- 5
 

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