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Barstool Basketball Mailbag: NCAA Game Of The Year, Jimmy Butler Trade, Bucks Possible Trade & More


Basketball is a year round sport, so due to that we’re going to do a year round mailbag. We’re still going to run this every Friday like we do during the season, but we’ll be talking about college hoops, transfers, NBA Draft, NBA and recruiting questions. That’s right you get an NBA and college hoops mailbag all rolled into one every Friday. Reminder you can always submit questions on Twitter @barstoolreags

Honestly, I have no idea. He doesn’t have a no-trade clause so the Wolves can trade him wherever they want. I do think the Clippers continue to make the most sense. They have enough players to make it work and the Clippers can sign him long term in the offseason. I also think the fit is perfect. Now, obviously you’re likely giving up someone like Tobias Harris, but there are enough roleplayers around him that fit their roles. Again, this is a perfect set up.

It’s 100% back to the Maui Invitational this year. Obviously the draw here is Duke and Duke will always be the one to focus on. But, throw in Illinois, Xavier, Arizona, Gonzaga, San Diego State and Iowa State. It’s the first year we don’t have Chaminade in it. Now unfortunately, Gonzaga isn’t at 100%. If Killian Tillie was healthy I’d be very here for that Gonzaga/Duke title game.

I wouldn’t. I mean, I get the Bucks need shooting, but I wouldn’t bring in Korver. I just don’t think it’s worth it. Keep letting DiVincenzo play. Maybe try to get someone a bit younger. Korver will likely be traded at some point and he should. But, I like what Milwaukee has and would rather see them stay younger. Keep building what you have.

I don’t think so. Remember, part of the game when it comes to conference Player of the Year is team success too. DePaul isn’t going to be successful in the Big East this year. So would you rather vote for someone like Paschall, Ponds, Baldwin, Howard, etc., who will be on a top-3 team vs a bottom-3 team? That’s where I just don’t see Strus ending up as Big East Player of the Year. First Team All-Conference is possible, but Player of the Year is not.

Yeah, I think this is a legit argument. You have sort of the prototypical college team in Virginia. They’ve been one of the most consistent programs over the last 5 seasons or so and then you have the drastic change in style of play. Virginia will drop everyone back defensively and take away transition. Duke will try to run every chance you get. You have two great coaches. Two teams who are national title contenders. So, yeah, I’d probably vote this as the most interesting matchup during the season.

The NCAA Tournament? Like the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament? I’m confused as to why you’d think this.

First off, you’re bringing back a veteran guy who will be the lead guard. That’s important right away. Plus he can go get his own bucket. The biggest question will be is shooting. If he’s consistently hitting those threes at the top of the key it’s just going to open up so much space for guys like Marshall and Scruggs.

Ohio State. I said before the season Ohio State was a bit undervalued. Obviously they lost Tate and KBD, but I’m going to blindly trust Chris Holtmann as long as possible. I also think people underrated the returning talent and bringing in a guy like Keyshawn Woods as a grad transfer from Wake. Oh, not to mention the top-25 recruiting class. I’d go Ohio State as the best team in Ohio.