Congratulations to Nik! Great work ethic & persistence does in fact pay off. Thoughts on his NBA future?
I thought that myself when I read that article that talked about a Data Scientist(tm)
You will burn for this if you're incorrect.
Ugh....really wanted him at phoenix or Minnesota....
Did I miss something or is my TV behind?
ESPN's Chad Ford's Twitter feed is about 2 picks ahead of television & radio. So far he's been 100%. So either eveyting is on some type of time delay or he's got some pretty solid inside info.
You've got a point, but in that case the anticipation just shifts to social media rather than the official radio or television broadcast. Then radio & television is used merely to confirm what the social media is saying.
umm..,. dude. you are just complaining about how you recieve information when you could just not follow twitter and watch on tv amirite?
it is what it is dude.
would you prefer we go back to telegram?
or burning bush?
Cowtown. What an awful place for Nik to have to live.....at least he won't have any distractions from basketball.
It's right between San Francisco and Tahoe.
Yeah, close to Tahoe for sure. Not bad at all really. It's also a very short flight to both LA and LV if he wants to have fun.
Did Doc Brown bring you too and from the future? Let it happen first man, we will then up-vote you and rain kudos.
Hope he can get along with Boogie Cousins. Enjoy California Nik!
My fave gif! I feel he's blowing kisses today to Gary Harris and the other MSU guy whose name I am forgetting! (and always, their insufferable fans....)
Adreian Payne? He seems like a good dude. I hope he does well in the NBA as well.
Earlier than I thought! Good for you Nik!
Holy cow how did you know?
EDIT, BREAKING: NOT JUST A SHOOTER
TAKE A DRINK. FINISH YOUR DRINK. FINISH YOUR KEG.
Wow it's true!
Sharp suit too
There's going to be a lot of posbang threads tonight.
Congratulations Nik! Truly incredible. #Go Blue
I don't know whether to think "ok, he wouldn't have been around at 9 when the Pistons picked anyway" or "dammit that was where the Pistons were supposed to pick if not for Cleveland's dumb-ass luck."
I see what you meant. My mistake on my reply.
NOT JUST A SHOOTER. DRINK
...not just a catch a shoot guy" - Jay Bilas
Also said he is the best shooter in the draft.
I think the botched handshake with Beilein would make for a nice gif.
I saw that too--Beilein nearly dodged getting a handshake to the noggin.
Sacremento with demarcus, thomas, gay and now stauskas could make some noise next year.
2 lottery picks in 2 years! Lets make it three next year with Caris!
Terrific...congrats...how did the OP know this?
Congrats to Nik on his hard work and for accomplishing his dream.
Recruits take notice.
That was a surprise. Hell yes!!
Too bad he had to go to the irrelvent Kings who will only be on TV in Michigan twice a season :(
suck it Gary Harris
Not the flashiest city but there won't be too much pressure. It'll be a great first step to grow and develop for his big second contract in much more exciting surroundings.
off the board soon.
Congratulations to Nik.
not my dream team for him to land but glad he went so early, first B1G player taken, and michigan got some love.
Very deserving of the early pick, congrats to him!
Double white guy comparison!!!
And my god Adam Silver is tall. Tough to get a true measure on how tall some of these NBA guys really are without an average height suit standing next to them.
First Big Ten player drafted. Love it. Wish he would of been drafted closer to midwest so i could see him more, but i think he will be a good player and keep his nose to the grindstone
Indiana's Vonleh and Sparty's Harris, both were predicted to be drafted higher.
I was watching the draft on my iPad while putting the kids to bed. Chad Ford on espn has had Gary Harris as the best SG available for the last 12 picks and counting. Great that Nik was drafted before any other big 10 players. Two top ten players in two years is great.
Now I have a reason to watch the Kings.
Go Blue! Knock 'em Dead, Stauskas!