Article: Has Nick Smith played his last game at Arkansas?

Scroll down a bit for quite a bit on Arkansas, Smith and Muss’ roster management.

This little paragraph is what I feel is probably going on with Nick Smith.


“Look at his agent,” one NBA general manager told CBS Sports. “Odds are probably against him coming back, because that’s how Rich is. Klutch had Darius Bazley and held him out. They had Darius Garland and they shut it down.”

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I’m hearing Nick is in LA.

tired of hearing and reading about NSJ. when he becomes part of the team, practices, and plays is when we should read about him. nba knee. hope he heals and becomes an nba star, but as razorbacks we should forget about him until he shows some signs of possibly playing for us.

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I read an article that Nick was in LA with his marketing agency seeing a knee specialist. If true, I think he’s probably done.

Too much drama. Just our luck we finally get a bona fide one and done player and we might get three stinking games out of him. Give me the guys that are going to be here at least 2 years and I’ll be just fine.

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Yep. Gimme a roster of 2 B4 U do’s. Will be kind of like the JUCO ball I grew up with. Of course Walsh and Black may well be one and dones too.

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I get the frustration with Nick’s knee. But let’s make sure the tone of frustration is exactly that, frustration with his situation. I for one respect the kid for not cutting bait already, He clearly wants to play for the Hogs. Whether he winds up doing that is another question. But I hold nothing against him. I will root for him as soon as he comes back,either for the Hogs or in the NBA.

And Muss is gonna keep bringing in the one and done’s. Like it or not. Not a roster full. But Walsh and Black are both likely gone after this year too. Bear that in mind.

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Talk about unfortunate, lose 40% of your starting lineup for what might be the whole season in players of the caliber of Smith and Brazile, further evidence that fate is not much of a Hog fan?

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I believe if he really wants to play for the Hogs he will play again this year. I think this is all about not wanting to take a chance of hurting it worse. I think we’ve seen him play his last game for us.

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I’m still confused how Nick being hurt has anything to do with being a one and done or him causing drama.

Nick has never said one word that caused any drama since he’s been at Arkansas. I was at the game in Little Rock and when he started limping you could see the pain in his facial expressions. If you know anything about Nick and his competitive nature, you would know he wants to be out there.

Would you guys feel better about it if he tore his acl and was having surgery?

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Nobody wants Nick to get hurt and I do believe Nick truly does want to get out there and play and I think he probably could. I think it appears he’s being told not to. The drama is this out indefinitely stance. If he’s not going to play anymore this year just say so.

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How many two-year players has Musselman had in four seasons? I can only think of a handful.

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Two -three years is what I mean doesn’t have to just be two.

Nick wants to play, let’s see what the next three weeks bring.

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I get that. I’m saying there haven’t been many that have made it to a second season, and I doubt there will be in the current climate. Musselman seems to be just fine (and really successful) with building a new roster every year, whether it be with one-year draft prospects or transferring players who don’t plan to stay for more than a year.

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I totally believe that because I love his passion for the game. I just hope he gets to do what he wants to do not what he’s told to do

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Yes it’s not going to change the way he operates and I love the fact that he can go out and build a roster if he has to. I just think the one and done players if they get injured just a little are going to shut it down because they’re told not to risk playing and making it worse. I totally get it. If I were going to be making millions I probably wouldn’t risk it either. The frustration part is that we don’t get to see that talent play and help his team the way we thought he would.

Well, sometimes as teenagers, we need to do what is best for us in the long run, not what we want to do. There’s damage in his knee, it doesn’t hurt to have another opinion.

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I totally get that. I believe he could play before the year is out and will if it’s left up to him, doesn’t sound like it’s going to be though.

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