He has really picked it up the last couple of weeks
OT: Hardaway Stat Line
game really made my day.
I was almost happier about Hardaway having a great game than I was about the Purdue win, surprisingly.
Lakeside, the video was awesome. I wanted to follow Tim through his pro years because I became such a fan of his over his three years with Michigan. But being selfish I wish he would have stayed for his senior year.
Called him a Wolverine!
I love it.
He's a nice guy, too. Go Blue!
What's up with that BlackOps guy downvoting this?? Troll??
A buddy of mine is a huge Knicks fan and texted me mid game "thank you". Hardaway is having a fantastic rookie season and was a steal for NY.
THJ only has 1 start this year. Everything he's done this year, he's done coming off the bench.
WISH HE WAS A FREAKING PISTON
That's funny. You should know by now that he CANT be a Piston for two reasons:
1. He attended University of Michigan
2. He's good
did ok with the pistons
By the time Mills got to the Pistons he was pretty old. I probably should've added "and he's young" to my list of players the Pistons won't touch from Michigan.
Per basketball-reference.com, Terry only attempted four three-pointers while at UM, hitting none. Mgoblue's statistics archive does not include his 3pt miss vs Illinois in the Final Four that Higgins rebounded for the winning bucket. So maybe he was 0-5.
Anyway, during his 476 games as a Piston he attempted 2.6 threes per game, hitting 495 of 1258 (.393).
It would be like McGary (currently 0-2 on threes) becoming an outside shooter in the pros.
THJr is like KCP, but good.
Also, he's a shooting guard that can shoot. Automatic DQ for the Pistons.
Imagine if the Pistons had drafted either Burke or THJ last year... Likely would have been lottery again in 2014, and if they could have complemented with either Marcus Smart or Gary Harris....
A backcourt of Burke and Harris would be absurd.
Shout out to THJ
11/17, 3 rebounds, and 1 assist in 30 minutes.
Burke probably deserves rookie of the year. Is Timmy second?
What about MCW?
Michael carter-Williams is almost a sure thing for ROY, and oladipo is close along with trey. Trey has been great, but he missed the first month of the season due to a hand problem and still hasn't been quite as impressive as MCW. Hardaway will finish between 4-6, as milwaukees "Greek freak" (I have no idea how to spell his name) and Atlantas Pedro antic have both had strong seasons
MCW missed basically as many games as Trey did.
MCW is probably the heavy favorite for ROY. Trey might finish third behind Olapido.
I'm telling you, Beilein is about to make this school NBA U
Timmy doin work! Man what a steal for the Knicks, playing like a top 10 pick this year. Keep reppin Tim! Go Blue!
So that means three games from now he'll be 2/18 shooting?
Just kidding. Great game THJ!
thrilled for him. i was lukewarm on his pro prospects, but he is having a fantastic year.
i really admired his leadership at michigan. trey sort of took the spotlight and rather than pouting he did everything to help the team.
i really think his junior year was the difference between having a killer rookie season and spending time in the nbdl.
hope certain current wolverines are taking note.
It's funny, my dad and I had a few discussions throughout the tourney last year about hardaway. He thought thj would either come back or be a second round pick who never amounted to anything in nba, but for some reason I had and still have the feeling hell have a good prosperous career and may even blossom into a better nba player than he was a college player.
love him, but did not see him having this kind of success in the NBA. Good for him; clearly continued to work very hard on his game to play at this level.
Yes, I'm surprised how well he is doing. Granted, he is playing in the East against bad competition, but it's still NBA competition, and he's showing (as a rookie) he belongs. Impressive.
On a side note: WTF Anthony Bennett?! Here's his stat line:
1-6 FG, 2-4 FT, 2 REB, 1 AST and 1 TO and 3 PF in 23 minutes.
- Those 4 points are HIGHER than his 2.8 points a game average.
I know he's the #1 pick overall, but he needs to go the d-league and work on his game and his confidence. Immediately.
Why do you want to get MGROWOLD all worked up like that for?
Bennett: Points -2.8 / Assists - .3 / Rebounds - 1.4
Despite his recent 15 point "outburst" in garbage time of the Knicks game the other night Bennett's stats have actually gotten WORSE since I made the post claiming him to be the worst #1 pick in the history of sports.
Interestingly enough the boys on PTI were debating whether Bennett was the worst NBA #1 pick recently so his absolute lack of any sort of talent, drive, dedication and overall basketball skills are being noticed outside of northern Ohio.
Good for him. Great for Michigan. And not OT if you ask me!
Absolutely. Talking about former Wolverine b-ball player's is never OT.
Unless it's Jalen again talking about family atmosphere.
Keep it up Timmy!
flashes last year of how he could be dominant if his outside shot was falling. He just couldn't seem to get it working consistently. Plus, with the defense having to gravitate to Melo, he doesn't draw quite as much defenisve attention in NY.
Points Rebounds Assists
KCP 7.3 2.3 1.0
Burke 13.3 6.0 3.0
Hardaway 8.6 1.0 1.0
Common Dumar apologists......tell us how KCP is the single most awesomest on and off ball defender since Dennis Rodman in his prime and that all the amazing things he contributes just dont show up on the stat line.
Just give it a rest. Nobody is going to convince anyone else on this point.
in fewest touches per possesion. Not fair to compare raw stats across the board.
Relevant to KCP's defensive prowness: http://www.pistonpowered.com/2013/12/pistons-starters-thanks-to-kentavious-caldwell-pope-actually-defending-well/
People saying KCP is a terrible pick needs to stop since he's a rookie who is the #5 option on the team with Jennings and Smith hogging the ball. Throw in Moose and Drummond. It's a wonder why KCP does not get any chances to shoot the ball.
If I'm Mo Cheeks, I would make Moose and Drummond my #1 focus with Jennings and KCP as my secondary scoring option and have Josh Smith not shoot the ball much unless it's an wide open 3 or layup/dunk. But since I'm not, Jennings and Smith are pulling the offense down with bad shot selections.
Hardaway's 29 points is actually tied for the biggest contribution to the Knicks' offense this evening, scoring more or less a quarter of all their points. This also comes with 3 defensive rebounds, 1 assist, and making the sole free throw he had to make. Yet again, it's great to see Wolverines contributing significantly at the next level.
Damn, the Jazz should have drafted Hardaway Jr.. (how's that for a curveball?)
HardawayJr/Carmelo have almost identical FG%/FT%/3PT% over the course of the season. They are both around 45%/85%/42% ... pretty good work Timmy.
Big time Timmy Jim! Loved the Wolverine references on the highlight. I hate the Knicks, but THJr looks damn good in that uni. Think he found the perfect niche there.
He just got named the #1 star on SportsCenter as well. Cool to see him get so much attention on tv since we know this will affect our program prestige and recruiting.
Good for Timmy and for U-M. I'm really surprised to see him do so well. This won't be popular, but I think our team would be worse this season if Timmy stayed for his senior year. His rates are good right now in NY, but he seems like the type of guy who can put up numbers as the first option on a bad team. But he'd hurt the efficiency and rhythm of a well-disciplined, good team.
To be the first to comment, I could see that, and I think playing next to trey helped him. That being said I don't see JB letting that make this a bad team if he came back. It hurts to think how this team would be + THJ, Burke and McGary
I love that he's doing so well in NY.
A lot of people questioning whether he would make it or not. Then would he be successful? Check and check.
I've heard its good practice never to draft a guy from the close college more so if the guy is from the area. This is so there is less pressure from his support group, It would be hard enough to keep the vultures away if you’re a thousand miles away but could you imagine if you were from south MI went to UM/MSU and then get drafted by a Detroit team? Not saying Joe D is doing this plus both were not from the area.
Sports Illustrated just did a re-draft of the lottery and with the 5th pick Hardaway goes to the Suns before Burke goes to Philly with the 6th.
Although they mention the fact that, "The most intriguing prospect left is easily Trey Burke, but drafting a third point guard behind Eric Bledsoe and Goran Dragic would be an overstretch of the “best player available” framework." for the Suns. I just thought it was interesting to see that Hardaway has leaped that far up the board. Would have been great if they actually did go back to back in the upper half of the top 10 (almost both in the top 5!)
I am going to start a campaign of blackmail, espionage, violence, and bribery to bring Stauskas to the Nuggets.... or, failing that, to keep Stauskas in Ann Arbor. Stauskas has everything the Nuggets are missing on the perimiter (3PT Shooting, Swagger, not-Randy-Foye-ness).
Or do Knicks unis just add 10 lbs?