I'd say this-if we look back at the talk before the season, many thought Smits would be a starter, Battle would contribute right away, Tucker would be the sure fire ace as the 6th man and that David would be at worst a defensive help off the bench. Here is what happened-Smits couldn't play because his knees hurt, Battle has lost any sense of how to play basketball, David blew a tire and Tucker is doing ok, but isn't quite what the masses were hoping. Then Thompson goes down etc etc. This is a 6 deep team. Smits has been a disaster. Battle needs like 34 psychiatrists, David is working on two legs that have been obliterated, JMM ain't ready and neither is Hastings. So...we have 6 guys ready made to play each evening. As the big east goes on, it wears down. LaVall had many chances to go after a grad transfer guard and he didn't. That is proving to be a mistake. Saying that, if I had a top 100 guard plus Tucker maybe that wouldn't have been my main focus either. In the end, sorry for the long post, this team was constructed to where it could not afford injuries. Smits is playing like he's 90, David is out, Thompson was out, Hastings wasn't ready...it leads to what we are seeing. Very thin. David to me was never a good player, but he was a tough nosed dude that could give you 10-12 solid at a couple different positions. Losing him hurt. And Smits basically needing a wheel chair hurts too.