Exactly right! The job of the coach is to recruit talent that will fit the scheme and win more games, not to promise playing time. The job of the player is to win more playing time, by being a factor in winning those games. I wouldn't just take guys but if we can get better guys (doubtful at this point) why wouldn't we?
This is a much better roster than last year. That said- we aren't loaded.
I am really curious to see what happens with this team in the upcoming season. Last year we had a group that was seriously undermanned in the front court yet managed to compete hard and hang with good teams even though they ultimately came up short most nights.
We may not be loaded but we should have a starting 5 that can match up pretty well with most opponents with some quality bench options. If Ben can get the same kind of effort from this year's group as he was able to get from last year's group we could see a significant improvement across the board.
We know what we are going to get from Battle. There are a lot of unknowns over the rest of the roster but there are also lots of reasons for optimism when it comes to Garcia, Ihnen, Fox and Cooper. All 4 of them should be able to compete at this level at minimum and who knows where it goes from there. Samuels also looks to be a solid piece that was just added.
True freshman are always a crap shoot, but we have some that look like they can play and none will have pressure on them to come in and be a star from day 1. If any of them surprises and plays really well.....it could get really interesting.