this may be of some local interest
some kinda big games with decently large implications going on right now.
-Thunder lead 48-42 at half.
-Sharks/Pens all square after two
Warriors win 96-88. Curry-36 pts.
Pens win game 1 3-2.
So I heard about this earlier.
There is a Freep article about new Detroit head coach Bacari Alexander meeting with media on Wednesday and it mentions an interesting prospect.
It appears that Michigan and Detroit are working on playing in the first-ever event at the new Little Caesars Arena in 2017.
EDIT: Not the first event period but the first BASKETBALL game.
This is actually historically significant. Why?
Because what was the first-ever event of any kind at Joe Louis Arena? Michigan Basketball vs Detroit on December 12, 1979, an 85-72 Michigan win.
Valparaiso forward Alec Peters was a name brought up previously on the board as a potential grad transfer for Michigan--not sure if it was legitimate buzz from either party, or just fan-generated wishful thinking.
Peters withdrew his name from the NBA draft just before the deadline last night. He could still return to Valpo or is eligible for a grad transfer to play for another college this upcoming season.
Personally, Peters would be an outstanding fit for the Michigan basketball team at the 4 position. The Illinois native is 6'9", 230 pounds with the following stats over his 3-year college career:
2015/2016 - 18.4 points, 8.5 rebounds, 85% / 51% / 44%
2014/2015 - 16.8 points, 6.7 rebounds, 83% / 49% / 47%
2013/2014 - 12.7 points, 4.8 rebounds, 77% / 49% / 38%
Stemming from a Domestic Violence arrest that he had. Basketball-wise, it is a pretty substantial loss to them (he averaged about 15.5 points and 5 rebounds last year, torched us for 23). They suspended him immediately after it happened months ago, and waited on the results of the case (he plead guilty to misdemeanor domestic battery) to make a final decision. Illini basketball just got a lot less dangerous.