DBHeadband, I think you are a little too top heavy with minutes. My guess is:
freshmen, others 14
The freshmen/other minutes might be overstated a little, but hopefully we are dominant enough to allow them...
There have been some comments questioning whether Kofi will be able pass out from double or triple teams this year. I am not that concerned - first because we probably don't really need him to, but also because I think we can expect some real improvement in that area. Kofi was pretty raw...
I have wondered whether a team could have a rule that 10 or 20% of NIL money gets paid in and divided by the team as a whole. One player's success is generally at the expense of another player. You can't have eight 20 ppg players on the same team (despite what is regularly projected for each...
This is true, but it did not create a balanced team. AM, DMW, Trent, etc. would often be passive in the offense. If Ayo and Kofi were not having a good game, the team had trouble adapting. We are going to have to rely on more than 2-3 players this year to be successful.
I think this will reduce the players leaving school early, as the lure of a paycheck will not be as strong if they are already getting one. This may help the upper tier schools that have players that are marginal NBA talent keep them an extra year (hopefully Kofi for example).