Nah. Just too athletically limited to succeed in the Big Ten. Let's not overreact to an amazing stretch he played in the NC game as an unscouted player. If Walton is not ready to lead this team, they will not go far.
Michigan vs. Wayne State (exhibition) OPEN Thread
That's better. Good extra pass to Spike for the three.
Even though we're not running anything we're just driving and kicking. I'd like to see us run something that resembles an offense at some point.
Well, I know Wayne State is probably better than Concordia by a bunch, but we had nearly 2x points at this time last week.
They're going to have to learn how to play when guys make a shot or two and they can't just run in transition for 40 minutes.
Can I haz well clubbed dead seal? I really really need it after Sat...
what Spike brings to the table. His handles are great and he can shoot. He'll be more than serviceable these next 3 years.
...then Max B overhelps and they get a layup, but the perimeter defense was awesome.
Zak Irvin is on FIRE!
Irvin is feelin it!
3-3 now. 23-15.
Bielfeldt getting minutes over someone like Irvin, GRIII, Stauskas or LeVert just isn't worth it
But you're right...anyone else, no.
This is also why I don't like playing Horford and Morgan at the same time...they have to rest for an extended period at the same time.
Not that it matters being an exhibition, but still...
That said, Horford just checked back in.
But once McGary's back, it'll be a moot point.
We need. Not the one we deserve.
He was slow in rotation vs. Concordia, looks much better tonight.
Irivin is a big body, but he's not as explosive at GRIII and will never play the 4 for us. He's a guard/wing. Would love to see him able to play the GRIII 3/4 after GRIII leaves. Won't happen, though.
Love Levert, Stauskas, GRIII. Think Walton will be the primary PG, meaning we just don't have enough positions/playing time to add in much of Irvin, let alone Spike. Moving GRIII to PF would open minutes up, but I think he'll mostly stay at the SF position. Next year, though...
Just because that would be too many minutes for guys who aren't your best players. You've got to take minutes away from Morgan, Horford and Max B to give them to Spike and Irvin.
It's not like McGary can't play C for a 5-10 minutes and GRIII can't play PF for the same amount of time to give Spike and Irvin a few more minutes.
Doesn't really matter...if he can play the 3, he can play the 4. Novak played PF for an entire season in this offense.
Only recently have we had traditional size, but it's not like Irvin won't be able to play PF in spurts.
Agree that they'll have McGary at the 5 and GRIII at the 4 for stretches to get their best players in the game. However, I say Irvin won't play the 4 all year. He came in as a guard (2), while GRIII came in as a SF. His athleticism lets him play bigger than Irvin though they are similar size.
Interesting but not really surprising...LeVert, GRIII, Stauskas, Irvin are all so big, but move like guards so it doesn't really matter unless someone like Aaron Craft is on the other team.
Could help our defense to be able to switch more often and not create a mismatch.
Dude is straight balling.
4:43 minutes left.
AND THE FOUL!!!
set up by GR3. 35-21.
Took us 17 minutes, but we finally ran a play, lol.
High ball screen with Horford crashing hard to the basket for the dunk.
It's early, but Levert looks good running the point.
Although I'll desperately miss Trey, I think we're in pretty good hands with out new point guards.
I'm looking forward to it, I loved watching Trey in the way I loved watching Denard. But it'll be nice to see other guys be leaned on to contribute.
Having Spike, Walton Jr. and LeVert really gives us versatility at that position.
Absolutely. All 3 of them!
Horford is rebounding well, and that is how he will earn his minutes. Very important for this team.
Can't find a working stream, but it's all good, keep the updates coming please.
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Did you try the first page using VLC and the link provided? Worked great for me.
is playing the 4 right now...so again for people that think guys are locked into 1 position. Won't happen.
True, but there has been a lot of talk about him playing the 3, and I think when we start playing big teams (B1G), he'll play more SF. The more he can play the 4, the more we'll be able to get our best five on the floor for sure.
But just because he will, doesn't mean he can't play the 4 for a few minutes.
Just like McGary will primarily play the 4, but there are going to be times where he plays the 5.
Stauskas will have to play the 3 some, LeVert will have to play the point some.
Flexibility is a good thing. Some people act like it's a liability.
4th 3...this kid is killing us. Figuratively speaking.
It seems like levert, spike, and walton are more willing to setup the offense and slow it down. Burke would occasionally force a drive or shot..but sometimes was a good thing.
I can't compare it to Denard enough, but it's just like how Denard would occassional check to a QB blast and call his own number. Or sometimes he'd call an option and never ever look to the RB...he's just turn it upfield.
You have the liberty to do that when you pretty much ARE the offense.
This team is going to be a lot different. It's a welcomed change after watching the PG carry the team for 3 years.
All three (LeVert, Spike, Walton) are more than capable of leading the team in scoring and getting their shots...but we won't RELY on it. Big difference.
Stauskas to GRIII
OMG. I think his head was above the rim.
I think he haz wings.
AAAAND BOOM GOES THE DYNAMITE.
Coleman finally missed