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Coombs-McDaniel (@JCM4MG): Got my guy @aoriakhi34 coming off the bench...sheesh..two year starter where's the loyalty
Oriakhi (@aoriakhi34): @JCM4MG I know sum bs
Coombs-McDaniel (@JCM4MG): @aoriakhi34 Keep hooping..u already kno u bout to turn it up next game
With Olander and Drummond together, what you're now getting is a starting frontcourt a little light on experience, but one that's far more versatile and features less redundancy than one with Oriakhi and either one or the other.
So even if Orikahi plays up to Calhoun's standards, it's possible that the same skill set that made him such a cog in the Huskies' championship machine now doesn't fit well enough with this year's pieces to warrant a starting role on a team with such talent and depth. While it may lead to a few more angry tweets from Oriakhi, perhaps the team is better off keeping him in a reserve role, where he can pair with Roscoe Smith in a small-ball lineup similar to the one in which he was so successful last season.