Two years ago
One game does not a season make, but what did you all think?
I don't want to read to much into one outing. Although his overall contribution wasn't what we'd expect from an import, at times he looked ok.
However there is one aspect that concerns me...
There has always been a big question hanging over Prather, just what type of player is he and what role can he fill for the Cats?
The roster is grotesquely lopsided. In a "perfect world" Prather would be a genuine SF, and you'd trade out a couple of bench players for a backup SF and a backup SG, but it is what it is. Reality is that we need somebody to be able to play as a 2, or at the very least 2/3, and Prather seems to be it.
This was magnified last night, with Martin missing, and Beal at times running the point.
Yet Prather played only 18 minutes. Less than Wagstaff and Redhage. At times we had HIRE running the 2 spot.
What's more, and I know its only one game, but he looked just like his highlight reel; great close to bucket, nothing from outside.
Whilst its probably true to say that Martin's return will change things up. I still feel Prather is going to struggle to find a role.
I feel that SOMETHING has got to "give" and that if we assume that the locals are all untouchable, then its going to be Prather?
I wonder if they have their eyes on anyone, if Ennis isn't released?
(Which might be a godsend as I'm not convinced a return is what they they need this season.)