View Poll Results: Who would you rather have?

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  • Ethan Happ

    37 42.53%
  • Jordan Murphy

    38 43.68%
  • No need to pick between 2 studs.

    12 13.79%
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  1. #1

    Default Who would you rather have? Murphy or Happ

    Monster game for Murphy last night 16 pts, 19 boards!

    Happ also had a double-double.

    Happ is better offensively and gets more props. Murph is the better rebounder and is the double-double king.

    Just wondering who people think is the better player.

    BTW, Oturu with the double-double off the bench. I think he should probably be starting.


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    Lots to think about there. There is more to it than just scoring and rebounding.

    Oturo is only coming off the bench due to his shoulder injury. It's likely Pitino will get him starting soon again.


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    Easy answer, Happ. Murphy's height limits him to where Happ's does not.

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    Definitely Happ. Besides FT shooting, he is pretty complete. Love Murph though (except when he tries to feed the post from the top of the key! )

    Curry doesn't look healthy to me. He is moving so slow, especially on D. Oturu should be starting again soon.

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    Well, Happ does seem to be pretty good at blowing kisses, so he has that going for him. (When he was blowing kisses right after the game, I assumed they were sarcastic kisses to the Minnesota student section, but could not tell who they were aimed at.)

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    Iíve always felt if Murphy were Happís height, he would already be in the NBA but heís not so I think you have to lean Happ slightly. What I will say is the Wisconsin system and the shooters they have allow Happ to showcase his low post game a bit more. Team spacing has always been a bit of an issue through Murphyís time here. Itís closer than I think the average College Basketball fan would think iíd say.

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    Love to have them both. I think the comments here are missing Happ's greatest strength: he is the consummate team player and leader. They run the ball through him much of the time and he is very good at finding open men. He is also very good at passing out of a double team. Of course, he also hustles constantly.

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    Happ is a better scorer, distributer, and defender. Murphy is a better rebounder. Happ is better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GopherNuts View Post
    Iíve always felt if Murphy were Happís height, he would already be in the NBA but heís not so I think you have to lean Happ slightly. What I will say is the Wisconsin system and the shooters they have allow Happ to showcase his low post game a bit more. Team spacing has always been a bit of an issue through Murphyís time here. Itís closer than I think the average College Basketball fan would think iíd say.
    Murphy creates spacing problems because of his unusual skill set. He's a beast down low but is tough to feed on the low post because he is about 6-6 at best and faces a taller defender. So he likes to drive from 12-15 feet to give himself a chance to rise over a defender. But we also have a true big in Oturu or in Curry who then need to clear out to give Murphy space. As Murphy drives he draws 3 defenders often times because they don't respect our ability to shoot and Murph is not thinking pass very often when he gets the ball. I like the high low action they have been trying - Murphy to Oturu but last night Murphy threw two of the passes too low and got them intercepted. The big deal with Murphy is no jumper. The way he gets defended he could shoot open 15 footers all night but he won't because he isn't confident he can make them.

    I'd reverse what they are doing at this point because of Oturu's progress. Start by trying to post Oturu low and get him the ball first in the block if possible. Let Murphy go after the garbage baskets. I think the spacing would work out better. Outside shooters still have to make shots- either way.

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    The homerism is showing in the poll results. Happ is a far better player. Murphy is a better rebounder (though barely - Happ averages a double-double) and free throw shooter. Happ is better (to far better) at every other facet of basketball.

    It's also not a particularly fair comparison. If Murphy were 6'10" it would be a better discussion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dpodoll68 View Post
    The homerism is showing in the poll results. Happ is a far better player. Murphy is a better rebounder (though barely - Happ averages a double-double) and free throw shooter. Happ is better (to far better) at every other facet of basketball.

    It's also not a particularly fair comparison. If Murphy were 6'10" it would be a better discussion.
    If Murphy were 6'10 I don't think it'd be close.

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    I’m not sure that Happ is much taller than Murph. I think his roster height is a bit inflated.

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    I don't think either has an nba future. Although Happ will be drafted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RickDornsby View Post
    Iím not sure that Happ is much taller than Murph. I think his roster height is a bit inflated.
    So is Murphs fwiw. I voted for Happ and I didn't really think twice about it. Happ is an incredible ball player

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    Happ has a better skill set and is the better player. Last night it looked like he is only about an inch taller than Murphy to me.

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