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Ainge continuing to start

Post by GameFAQSAggie » January 16th, 2019, 10:49 pm

I would have thought after the last game where we started Ainge, fell behind to someone we were favored against, then rallied with him on the bench, we would bench him. But no, we start him again tonight, fall behind with him on the court to someone we are supposed to jump on, and rally with him on the bench.

So the question is, WHEN do we bench Ainge and start Brito? Someone needs to ask Smith at a luncheon or on the radio. Maybe it can get asked enough that he gets sick of it and it becomes his scheduling topic. It doesn't look like scheduling is a sensitive subject to Smith like it was to Stew, so maybe continuing to get asked about starting Ainge cause of his last name can become the topic that he gets sick of the way Stew got sick of the scheduling topic. A Utah State basketball coach just isn't a Utah State basketball coach without some sensitive topic they get sick of being asked about.



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Re: Ainge continuing to start

Post by dyedblue » January 16th, 2019, 11:07 pm

I really don't want to pile on the kid, but he is in over his head. If Jaxson Mayer wasn't good enough at the WAC level them I'm not sure what to make of this situation.

These slow starts are killing us.


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Re: Ainge continuing to start

Post by aggies22 » January 17th, 2019, 5:31 am

TK has been challenged to step up in practice and earn more minutes and over the last two weeks he has responded very well. I think we'll begin to see TK much earlier in games soon.



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Re: Ainge continuing to start

Post by ChicAggie » January 17th, 2019, 6:37 am

Contractually, we are obligated to start Ainge the entire season if we want the remainder of the Daddy Ainge donation.


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Re: Ainge continuing to start

Post by aggiesdotcom » January 17th, 2019, 7:49 am

ChicAggie wrote:
January 17th, 2019, 6:37 am
Contractually, we are obligated to start Ainge the entire season if we want the remainder of the Daddy Ainge donation.
The contract, for the most part, is mutually beneficial. It helps get our name out in the New England area to have the GM of the Boston Celtics telling people that he has a son who starts for Utah State, and it helps the GM of the Boston Celtics feel good about life to think he has a son starting for a 13-5 MWC team. I just hope it is for this season only.



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Post by flying_scotsman2.0 » January 17th, 2019, 8:35 am

aggiesdotcom wrote:
January 17th, 2019, 7:49 am
ChicAggie wrote:
January 17th, 2019, 6:37 am
Contractually, we are obligated to start Ainge the entire season if we want the remainder of the Daddy Ainge donation.
The contract, for the most part, is mutually beneficial. It helps get our name out in the New England area to have the GM of the Boston Celtics telling people that he has a son who starts for Utah State, and it helps the GM of the Boston Celtics feel good about life to think he has a son starting for a 13-5 MWC team. I just hope it is for this season only.
You could theoretically start Ainge and only play him 1-2 minutes a game. Win-win. I'm not gonna act like I'm an expert on basketball, but from my vantage point, I'm not sure what Ainge brings to this team, let alone how he is better than Porter or Knight.



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Re: Ainge continuing to start

Post by ChicAggie » January 17th, 2019, 8:41 am

flying_scotsman2.0 wrote:
January 17th, 2019, 8:35 am
I'm not sure [how] Ainge . . . is better than Porter or Knight.
Well, that one seems to have been settled. Despite Porter and Knight setting an awfully low bar, Ainge hasn't quite been able to clear it.


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Re: Ainge continuing to start

Post by usubullzone » January 17th, 2019, 8:48 am

ChicAggie wrote:
January 17th, 2019, 8:41 am
flying_scotsman2.0 wrote:
January 17th, 2019, 8:35 am
I'm not sure [how] Ainge . . . is better than Porter or Knight.
Well, that one seems to have been settled. Despite Porter and Knight setting an awfully low bar, Ainge hasn't quite been able to clear it.
I don't think that Anige will start after the way TK played against SJSU.



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Re: Ainge continuing to start

Post by ChicAggie » January 17th, 2019, 8:53 am

usubullzone wrote:
January 17th, 2019, 8:48 am
I don't think that Anige will start after the way TK played against SJSU.
Then we can probably flush the second half of the $1M donation Daddy Ainge pledged so his son could be a D1 starter for a season.


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Re: Ainge continuing to start

Post by hipsterdoofus21 » January 17th, 2019, 9:32 am

ChicAggie wrote:
January 17th, 2019, 8:53 am
usubullzone wrote:
January 17th, 2019, 8:48 am
I don't think that Anige will start after the way TK played against SJSU.
Then we can probably flush the second half of the $1M donation Daddy Ainge pledged so his son could be a D1 starter for a season.
Is this true?!



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Post by Aggie84025 » January 17th, 2019, 9:36 am

I am fine with Ainge getting 8-10 minutes in 2-3 minute spurts, but not starting. These last 2 games have been terrible starting for him. WYO he missed 3 wide open 3's and against SJSU he turned the ball over 2-3 times in the first few minutes. I am not ragging on the kid, obviously could run circles around me, but to me Knight/Abel should start or we go no point guard and put in Brito.



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Post by GameFAQSAggie » January 17th, 2019, 10:03 am

You would also think that it could cause turmoil amongst the team to know favoritism is shown if your dad is the right person.



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Post by hipsterdoofus21 » January 17th, 2019, 10:16 am

ChicAggie wrote:
January 17th, 2019, 6:37 am
Contractually, we are obligated to start Ainge the entire season if we want the remainder of the Daddy Ainge donation.
Source level?



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Post by brownjeans » January 17th, 2019, 10:45 am

I don't care who starts. Go ahead and start Ainge, sub him the first dead ball and put him far, far away from the scorers table for the rest of the game.



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Post by AggiesForever » January 17th, 2019, 10:50 am

Its all BS. Ainge hasn't promised anything to USU.



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Post by Jjoey53 » January 17th, 2019, 11:24 am

It is not important who starts the game, but who finishes them. If he starts and plays 4-5 minutes like he has done, his impact is minimal. He rarely sees the floor after that.


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Post by dyedblue » January 17th, 2019, 1:16 pm

Normally I would agree, but we are starting slow and holes like that are hard to dig out of. We can get away with it against SJSU and Wyoming, but we will not always be so lucky.


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Post by hipsterdoofus21 » January 17th, 2019, 2:42 pm

dyedblue wrote:
January 17th, 2019, 1:16 pm
Normally I would agree, but we are starting slow and holes like that are hard to dig out of. We can get away with it against SJSU and Wyoming, but we will not always be so lucky.


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Exactly, the slow starts have got to stop. It's been consistent enough now that a shakeup is necessary.



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Re: Ainge continuing to start

Post by ChicAggie » January 17th, 2019, 2:51 pm

hipsterdoofus21 wrote:
January 17th, 2019, 10:16 am
ChicAggie wrote:
January 17th, 2019, 6:37 am
Contractually, we are obligated to start Ainge the entire season if we want the remainder of the Daddy Ainge donation.
Source level?
Source Level 1.

I pulled it right out of my a$$.

So maybe that should be Source Level #2?

Just trying to find some rational reason for Ainge starting -- or getting any meaningful playing time at all. Maybe the kid busts his a$$ at practice.


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Re: Ainge continuing to start

Post by Aggiesbleedblue » January 17th, 2019, 2:54 pm

hipsterdoofus21 wrote:
January 17th, 2019, 2:42 pm
dyedblue wrote:
January 17th, 2019, 1:16 pm
Normally I would agree, but we are starting slow and holes like that are hard to dig out of. We can get away with it against SJSU and Wyoming, but we will not always be so lucky.


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Exactly, the slow starts have got to stop. It's been consistent enough now that a shakeup is necessary.
This x100. We have a tough stretch of road games coming up. Our next 3 on the road are @New Mexico, @Fresno and @SDSU. If the team falls behind by double digits in those games as we've seen in the last 2, they won't be able to dig out of it. TK's ability to get to the rim at will can create more open looks from outside as well as dump-offs to Queta. Having Ainge on the floor is basically playing 4 on 5 offensively.



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Post by TrueAG » January 17th, 2019, 4:11 pm

Guy has earned his spot, how many starting Point Guards can average 10% for 3 and 55% from the line? Bonus he almost has 1:1 Assist to Turnover ratio. His starting is a joke



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Post by NVAggie » January 17th, 2019, 4:24 pm

He has greatness running through his veins.



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Post by gomretat » January 17th, 2019, 4:26 pm

It is Dureya's fault. Everything is his fault



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Re: Ainge continuing to start

Post by Aglicious » January 17th, 2019, 4:47 pm

gomretat wrote:
January 17th, 2019, 4:26 pm
It is Dureya's fault. Everything is his fault
There is no doubt about that.



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Post by GameFAQSAggie » January 17th, 2019, 10:08 pm

Aglicious wrote:
January 17th, 2019, 4:47 pm
gomretat wrote:
January 17th, 2019, 4:26 pm
It is Dureya's fault. Everything is his fault
There is no doubt about that.
You have a case for Duryea recruiting him, but it's not Duryea's fault he continues to start.



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Re: Ainge continuing to start

Post by ChicAggie » January 18th, 2019, 9:22 am

GameFAQSAggie wrote:
January 17th, 2019, 10:08 pm
Aglicious wrote:
January 17th, 2019, 4:47 pm
gomretat wrote:
January 17th, 2019, 4:26 pm
It is Dureya's fault. Everything is his fault
There is no doubt about that.
You have a case for Duryea recruiting him, but it's not Duryea's fault he continues to start.
It's a joke buried deep in the truth, GFA.


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Post by brownjeans » January 18th, 2019, 3:03 pm

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Post by TrueAggieman » January 19th, 2019, 9:44 pm

Well we finally saw a change, and you can’t ask for a better start than tonight 👊


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Post by dyedblue » January 19th, 2019, 10:47 pm

Huge step going forward.


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Re: Ainge continuing to start

Post by GA_Aggie » January 21st, 2019, 6:58 am

Yes, finally a change!!! :rock:



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