Ingram v Johnson
Ok.... Is there something that I am missing?
Wildcats are seriously (like SERIOUSLY) lacking someone who can create their own shot or can work off Pick & Rolls.
Honestly, I believe spreading the floor is not the biggest issue at Wildcats - you have guys like Wagstaff, Redhage, Kernich-Drew who are all solid shooters from behind the arc and then you also have Hire, Kenny and Prather (to an extent) who must all be respected from the 3pt line too. However, the one common trait between them is that they are straight "catch shooters", they'll never be able to create for themselves by breaking down a defender and pulling up, it has to be off a drive and dish to an open 3 or coming off off ball screens.
The Wildcats do not have anyone who can be aggressive off an on ball (potentially Prather attacking the basket, but not a threat in terms of a pull up game). Not saying Beal is the answer, but they should have almost definitely picked up a crafty combo guard.
The Wildcats said they wanted to play a more uptempo style of ball this year, however all of their games so far have still been a half court slogfest like last season where they had to grind them out. This worked fine last year, as they had such a large inside presence in Jawai, but by bringing in Johnson and McKay, this required them to play at a faster pace, which hasn't happened yet.
I guess we'll see how the Ingram/Johhnson switch works and if it opens up the floor for the rest of the team. Either way, Ingram can flat out shoot the ball, but just don't particularly understand the why they are replacing a knock down shooter (because that's all he done at the Cats, managing to shoot at a reasonable clip I believe) with another knock down shooter.