Recall, this was the issue at Kentucky virtually 100% of the time. Folks were imploring him that if he didn’t compete in games or practice that he was costing himself Millions with a lower draft spot, yet he failed to exert “energy/aggression”
Maybe it’s a sophomore slump. Maybe it’s who he is.
Skal is losing a lot of his shine to me. Still super young and undeveloped though. Cannot afford to give up on him (and in no way am I ready or suggesting to), but I am a little disheartened he hasn't made any noticeable improvement going into year two.
Honestly, I predicted this was going to happen. A sophomore slump similar to WCS' (though less extreme) for the first third of the season as NBA players clue in to his strengths and exploit his weaknesses.
He hasn't lost any shine to me; it's common for raw players like him and I can't give two ****s about what happens in preseason or summer league.
Sad thing is we need points so desperately Randolph on a wooden peg leg is much needed offensively. I mean take him off the roster and I bet we average 82 points a game for the first month or so in the regular season.