JHTruth wrote:I've always found the Tacko thing an embarrassment to the team and to Tacko. Now I'm not sure he minds that much as Tackomania is the reason he gets to pretend he's an NBA player and fly around with the team and live the NBA livestyle but man, what a circus. It's like he should have his own walk-out music when he enters the game. I imagine it is what the old freak shows were like back in the day. I mean we get it he's really really tall. Soo cringe when everyone cheers when he comes on.
At least guys like Sean Bradley could play a little. Tacko is basically a statue in the paint. It can be somewhat effective for a minute or two but he can't move so guys quickly figure it out.
I really hope the team is able to move on. I doubt it though. It's about the only thing the fans feel good about right now
I think he can be better than what he's shown. But unlike Mo Bama he wasn't a top 10 pick. But like Mo, I don't know how much work he's put into his game. My thing with Tacko is he needs to focus on what he can do well which is to protect the paint and set screens and picks for others. I thought after his performance against Duke that he had potential in the NBA even though the defensive rules are different but that hasn't been the case yet. I also think that the covid thing really hurt his development as the team didnt practiced much and the g league was cancelled. I hope he's back and we can see what progress he can make with a normal offseason. Lastly, I'd say that he still hasn't been playing hoops for too many years and he still young enough where he can contribute when the game at this level slows down a bit for him. If he he can get his collegiate and g league game to the NBA he'll have value.