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Fully expecting him to finish with 4 steals and 1 foul because he's such a "tenacious defender".
Dakich is doing the game, too.
Not sure which happens first: "Craft is unbelievable" or "Dawson should have been suspended".
I'd rather listen to 4 Vitales simultaneously than one Dakich. Guy sucks.
Anyone. Anyplace. Anytime.
It's something else to watch Craft defend in person. Dude literally throws the lower half of his body into the opponent and rides him like a horse the entire game. Much worse in Columbus though obviously; then he'll ride the guy from halfcourt and on and the poor ball-handler will be stuck forty feet from the basket with Craft on his hip bone while the crowd goes nuts.
I've heard him slap people while "defending" them. No call.
he's a white boy with square rosy cheeks, which means you cant foul.
With Draymond Green gone, who is he going to demand to post up on the left block? Nix?
Craft is the player on the other team you love to hate. But if he were a Spartan we would all be singing his praises. Hard nose defenders are few and far between nowdays. He's careless with the ball though, it tends to drift off of his hand quite a bit. Not much of a shooter either.
I don't know. Craft is pretty darn good on my opinion.
This country was built by people who worked hard then went home and had just a few too many every night. Then went back to work.
All I know, is Appling better get out of his slump, and display the same gamemanship that Craft plays with. Dive for some loose balls, take at least one charge, pick a pocket or two, and DO NOT LET HIM pick your pocket.
No arguing that he's a good defender. The problem arises when he's allowed to bully the ballhandler during certain games when the refs don't call him out on it early; especially in home games. Then he gets away with abuse.
Maybe so but he is an very good player and I would take him in a second.
This is one of those opinions you are not allowed to have on the RCMB.
Looking forward to reading how "overrated" DeShaun Thomas is
Speaking of a guy that can flat out ball!
We did have him on our team. His name was Travis Walton. He was pretty much shit on around here until his senior year.
I am gravely disappointed. Again you have made me unleash my dogs of war.
Walton never hacked like Craft. Not even close. Aaron Craft pulls a Teddy Dupay on almost every play
Travis wasn't allowed to get away with hacking and flopping. They are very similar players though.
First foul on Craft!
Bump! 5 steals, 2 fouls and came in Dakich's mouth twice.
Very good is a huge stretch. He is an above average B10 player. He has little offensive game; a point guard that can't shoot or drive is a pretty big liability. He is Travis Walton pre-senior year; solid player but he needs major offensive weapons around him to mask his lack of offensive skill.
Thomas is a different story; dude is built to score. Step-back jumpers, post moves, deep 3's. Very impressive.
So being the best defensive player doesn't overshadow his offensive flaws? And Thomas cost OSU on D at the end of the game. Just sayin'....there are two sides to the court.
..........by the idiots on the board that probably start game threads. You know, the ones who vicariously live through the MSU athletes since they never competed in anything in their life. But boy do they look 'thuper' at the games with all their souvenir shirts,pants, hats and stuff!!! Yippeeee.!!!
Its called gamesmanship. If its not being called, its part of THAT game.
Spot on. He jerked off Craft while simultaneously claiming Dawson should be careful wirh his "reputation". What a f***ing hack.
Best defensive player? Keith still scored 13. Let's not act like he's Travis Walton out there. Walton would shut opposing guards down. Craft, away from the friendly confines at Schott, isn't the same shutdown presence.
They overshadow his flaws but, but defensive-minded PGs just aren't a hot commodity.
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