Is very telling...
Per Darius Morris' Twitter
The mood is tense.
Darius needs to develop his jumpshot along with a left hand. He can drive in the lane in College but once he gets to the NBA getting to the basket won't nearly be the same and I could see him quickly flaming out. The kid has great passing abilities but, I just think he needs another year, hopefully, for M, 2 before he is NBA ready.
The big issue is whether or not a pro team would have the patience to let him develop. If he's a first-round pick, they're on the hook for four years, so they have no choice. But if he's a second-rounder (which is more likely), they can just cut him if he's not ready to contribute off the bat.
Even in the "developmental league," coaches don't spend as much time developing players' individual skills as they do in college. An unfinished product with potential such as Morris is better served staying in school one more year. I would love to see him stay two, but it is probably a pipe dream.
Didn't he say he would be staying numerous times?
But according to the Freep, that means, "I'm going to look at my options. I might leave. I'm not sure."
The Freep better be careful if they ever get a reluctant girlfriend. The cops aren't so big on that, "Well, she said no, but I knew she meant yes" argument.
*Waits for it*
What is he going to order at Taco bell? Possible hair change? Girlfriend?
Depends...is Denise working today?
Any national team tryouts he could have been invited to?
his comments reference an impending commit from Max Bielfeldt.
for Bielfeldt announcement. Resume panic
It's good to see that the worry warts are now paying attention to the basketball team.
and if memorty serves, I recall a thread where people freaked out about the thought of Manny going pro. Could be wrong, but I don't feel like looking it up.
So we have a thread saying that there might be something interesting happening today?
Or just the opposite. Either way, it's very telling.
is that your dog in your avatar?
He/she looks like a sweetie!
He was so inspired by "The Butterfly" that he will honor Tim Doyle by growing that impressive mustache that Doyle was rocking for a couple of weeks?
With John Wall going up against Blake Griffin yesterday, I was going to start a NBA rookie of the year thread, but figured nobody would be interested. I am hoping Darius tweets his choice for ROY. It will be tough for Darius but I guess he would go for Wall. Me, I'm picking Blake Griffin. Anyone who can dunk on Novak like that gets my vote.
Blake Griffin is the easy pick regardless of who he has dunked on.
Maybe he's just going to be tweeting a lot about the Tourney games since this is the first day of games since we got knocked out? Hope so
Super important update from Darius
"My thoughts on class if you have to be there y not pay attention and do the best you can haha"
So what he's saying is that he'll be paying attention and doing the best he can in this next NBA draft class?
If he were planning on going to the NBA, I doubt he'd be in class right now.
Unless he's thinking about throwing his hat in the ring but not signing with an agent.
Damn me and my quick trigger finger.
I think there is no news. I think he's just going to be tweeting today, which he normally doesn't, and said something interesting might happen because MAYBE it will. I don't think he'll be tweeting any news. Take that for what it's worth, but that's my 2 pennies.
Damn you and your logic
I'll keep checking back on here & his Twitter too just in case.....just for the record. The logic has let paranoia stick around a while.
I said, "Somebody on MGoBoard is going to have an MGoFreakout over this."
People, relax. Normally he retweets inspirational posts from another person. Today, he may actually tweet his own stuff.
Like tweets such as, "Hello, my name is Darius. I enjoy long walks on the beach and people getting the fuck off my court."
That seriously made me laugh very hard. Nice work!
Monty had it right a long time ago
Wow that's a really interesting tweet - definitely worth a thread.
Why would he leave for the NBA if the commissioner matter-of-factly told media that there will undoubtedly be a lockout next season...
Morris has now tweeted a link to this page. . . how far down the rabbit hole are we?
If it were me I would start tweeting really f-ed up things just to screw with us. You know, something vague and non-descriptive but still somewhat telling.
"Making a tough decision today"
"Been talking to @mannyharris a lot recently..."
and "Precious Bodily Fluids" would be my picks...
So anyway it's just past 5:00 on Darius' Day of Significant Tweeting. Is he ordering the cup of soup, or the house salad? Either one comes with the entree.
One of the great things about MGoBlog is that so many of you guys follow Michigan athletes' Tweet-feeds, so guys like me don't have to. And I thank you.
....he's being adventurous today and chowing down at No Thai? 1317 S. University - it isn't a terrible walk from South Campus.....we need on-the-spot reporting on the blog really.....
Nice ping, Darius.
..and his teammates are all having a laugh at the expense of anyone who gave a rat's ass about this tweet in the first place.
dudes, all his tweet meant was "I'm going to tweet a lot today, because I don't normally. Who knows, somethig interesting might happen."
He wasn't planning an announcement
I have seen some new NBA draft updates have him going late first round / early second round.
-nbadraft.net has Morris going #32 Heat
-mynbadraft.com has Morris going #40 Kings
-draftexpress.com has Morris at #25 for the following year draft...said if he declares he is boarderline 1st/2nd this year.
-Chad Ford at espn said in a chat he might sneak into the first round if he declares...
IF he declares for this year (big if, most experts think he needs another year)...he will make in a range between 500K-million a year for a 2 year contract...the kid has options!