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The NBA season just passed the point where teams can now offer D-Leauge call ups 10-day contracts. NBA.com outlines the 10 players most likely to get called up, and Manny Harris is #1. Sounds like he's back to healthy after his weird foot injury this offseason.
10 for 10: Would have landed with Cavs; injury’s history; possible NBA starter.
It took a while – longer than optimists expected and far shorter than it could have – for Harris to get back to full speed (and strength/quickness/agility/accuracy/playmakerosity) after coming back from a foot injury that held him out of NBA training camp. But after back-to-back 21-point performances against the top team in the NBA D-League last week – including one that featured 14 rebounds (the other saw him bring down 7) – while logging more than 36 minutes in both, Harris looks to have answered all the remaining questions.
according to joe lunardi. no movement from last week. still has 8 B1G teams in.
I want to get out to the new Crisler for a game before the season ends. On the mgoblue site the schedule has us playing Purdue on both Saturday and Sunday, at home, later on this month. My first thought is that must be a typo, but if we really are playing the same team two days in a row at home, that has to be unprecedented. Anyone know if it's correct, and if so, why?
According to the CBS RPI, Michigan is #16.
Other ranked Big Ten teams (team - AP / Coaches / CBS RPI)"
- osu - 3 / 3 / 4
- msu - 11 / 12 / 3
- wisconsin - 21 / 22 / 30
- MICHIGAN - 22 / 25 / 16
- indiana - 23 / 23 / 18
So according to the polls, UM is either the 4th or 5th best team in the conference, but per the RPI, Michigan is the 3rd best team. I always liked that RPI....
I read an article recently in which Tim Hardaway Sr. stated, with a certain misplaced intensity, that he was watching his son play Purdue not as a father but as a scout for the Miami Heat. Now it is clear that Tim Hardaway Jr. has professional aspirations, and as such, the development of his individual game is important and should be part of his focus while playing college basketball. But having your dad sit in the stands "as a scout" creates what I believe to be an unfair and discomforting environment for a developing player.
It was novel and exciting to see Tim Hardaway Sr. at Michigan games at first. I originally looked at it very similar to Dell Curry watching Seth. Then I started looking a little closer. Dell Curry is decked out in Duke gear, he is a Duke fan because his son plays for Duke. He is cheering for his son, but he is doing with Popcorn in his hand and a Duke hat on his head. Tim Hardaway Sr. does not appear to be a Michigan fan. He does not appear to applaud the effort or performance of the team. He does not even applaud his son's successes with pride. His disposition does not appear to be one of support but of expectation. He gets a lot of screen time, and I don't think I have seen a clip of him where he is not showing visible consternation at a failing of Tim Jr. or an aggressive scowling approval that Tim Jr. has done something "right," done something that a "Hardaway should do."
Tim Hardaway Jr. looked to be having a lot of fun last year. It is easy to have fun when you an overperforming freshman without any expectations than to help Michigan win a game. I saw Tim Hardaway Sr. much less frequently last year, and not at all until Jr. earned a reputation worthy of professional consideration. Tim Jr. is from all reports a good kid, a team oriented player, and a kid that looked to have a lot of fun just playing, just playing for Michigan. He does not appear to be having any fun right now. I think he wants to be playing for Michigan but is playing for Team Hardaway. Playing for Michigan, getting to loose balls is important, scratching and clawing to get to a rebound is important. On Team Hardaway, I don't think these things register the way they should. I think Team Hardaway might be asking a little much of him right now. I think the minute Tim Hardaway Jr. smiles again the shots will start falling, but it is hard to smile when your stat line is more important than the outcome of a game.
Maybe the NBA is going to have to wait, and maybe Tim Sr. should think about buying a Michigan hat and enjoy a game once in a while.
Hopefully the ladies can save the day on the hardwood. Game is at Crisler Center and Michigan is wearing the pink gear for breast cancer awareness.
This game is vital if Michigan wants to stay in the race for the B1G.