I am starting to believe that Mav could have one of those senior years we remember next year. He really does have a low post game. Many !!!!! about his defense and rebounding, but, he has no help there. I think his numbers would be better if he had Black or Finke playing full time there and Hill was at SF. Next years team all comes down to pg play, assuming we are healthy. Another big is needed though and it needs to be somebody solid.
Also want to make one more point. I think TA will be much better for us next year than what we currently have. Couple of reasons. His soph year he led us to the tourney with a couple of seniors back there with him. His junior year, yeah, it was bad. But, so was that team. He will have more than a year of recovery when the season starts next fall. He will have a lot of help next year and he has sat for two years watching this team. It was not a question of talent his jr year but decision making and sitting back for two years should improve that watching what he has been watching. People forget that he has put this team on his back and won games for us. No way KL or JT do that. He should never have to do that next year, but, he has made game winning shots for us. Every one should hope he comes in ready to go and plays like a SR.
Hope you're right about MM. I think paired with a quality 4 like MF or an improved LB would help a lot. Some guys (Chris Gandy) play with extra motivation their senior year, too, and bigs typically take longer to develop.
TA's biggest hurdle to overcome will be the physical effects of two severe knee injuries/surgeries/recoveries. I'd be pleasantly surprised if he returns next year with more than 80 percent of his quickness back. He'll also be rusty during the non-conf portion of the schedule. But he's a trooper, so you leave that door open for him to surprise you. If he could somehow play 20-25 mpg and TJL give 15-20 quality mpg off the bench we'd be much better off than we are this year.