Update: Nik Stauskas is out on the court and dressed to play. #nosweats
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There are a lot more important games coming up this season. I would not gamble on the ankle for tonight's game. Give it plenty of time to heal and go into the Big 10 season with it healthy. The worst is to keep hurting it and then it really doesn't heal for the rest of the season.
Basketball allows us to " learn from our mistakes" and put more younger guys into the line-up before Big Ten begins.
I question the point of writing "Dr. Steve" at the end of your post when it is not only displayed in the upper left of your post, but also in your signature.
That is all.
Oh right, sorry.
nah, screw that, fuck dook.
you have my wholehearted and 100% non-biased agreement :D
i would see what he can do tonite, even in a limited role. we then have nearly two weeks until arizona. i don't care if he plays in the houston baptist game this sat.
I'm about the opposite of a doctor, but I disagree. I do however have some experience with playing ball on a sprained ankle. I did my left about 35 times during my high school years and I had almost that exact roll happen many times. I bet he can go tonight and depending how the game is going and how he is feeling, he could probably go pretty hard. It will be sore, he will have time to rest before we have another game half as difficult/important as this one. Of course this is all determined by watching a guy on TV, have a grain of salt.
Or maybe it's not the kind of injury that you can really do additional damage to by playing on it a little bit early. If you were a doctor you'd probably know that, Dr. Steve.
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Awesome. He'll have plenty of time to get it fully healthy in the coming weeks, what with only 1 game a week. I mean, if it gets bad tonight, don't risk anything. But if he's good to go, he's good to go.
I'm sure he would've played vs. Coppin St...but it was Coppin St.
It's an ankle sprain. He's not going to die if he plays on it.
We're going to need him because I'm not counting on a freshman to go into Cameron and rain 3's like he did vs. a shitty MEAC team at home.
From radio guy Matt Shepard: #UM starts Walton, Levert, Stauskas, Robinson and McGary.
IMO this game will be too big for Walton.
I still think Spike is the better option.
I was at the Coppin St. game, we just play better with Spike at PG. Hell, Walton even plays better with Spike at PG.
Walton is the future and has the potential. But I'd start Spike in both halfs despite giving Walton the majority of the minutes.
I think I agree about Walton. I hope Beilein is ready to out Spike in at the first moment of skepticism; not that one small error should have him pulled, but if there's a sign that it's too big a moment, Spike should be on-call early on.
I hate to pile on this particular guy, but I'm hoping it's not too big a moment for GRIII. Good play from him would be a very welcoming and reason for hope for him.
Defense is the reason he doesn't start. Paying attention to him on the defensive end is an experience somewhat similar to smashing your balls with a hammer: you just want it to end.
He tries and all, but the way he gets breezed by in isolation and pick situations collapses the whole defense repeatedly as they try to overhelp.
From some reporter, I forgot which, said that he looked good in shootaround, not favoring the ankle at all. If that's the case, free Canada, let's do this shit.
Confused, slow and unable to hit shots. Going to be a bubble team this year.
Didnt show up and neither did GRIII