Best of luck to him.
Can't fault him. If he does go, thanks TIMMAYY for everything!
Told you guys last week that THJ would declare for draft. And you guys deleted my thread...no love
Thanks for all you brought to Michigan!
Bring the pain in the NBA Tim.
I also realize it is all about getting scoops and being the first one with the inside info, but I am starting to get a little annoyed with all these people revealing the info before the actual press conference. Can't the kid have a chance to actually make an announcement? If he didn't care about it he wouldn't have a press conference. Oh well, maybe I'm just being unreasonable.
Agreed. It's one thing if the kid has no plans to make an annoucement soon, but when his press conference is literally two hours away just let the kid speak.
that I have but one pos to give to this comment (and it had already been moderated to 5 before I got to it). Hey, look at me, I can tell you what a college kid is going to say during his moment in the sun before he says it!
Can we just let him announce it himself? Please?
Who wants to pee in someone else corn flakes.
Improvement wise yes. But in a deeper class of players, he would be a second round pick next year. He is most likely a first round pick in this years draft.
I haven't seen anyone peg him for a 1st round pick this year.
Nbadraft.net has him as a first round pick. I have seen other ones. But, he has a way better chance of going in round 1 this years, compared to next years draft.
cannot be wrong.
Why did you respond to the post you did?
Good luck. He's been one of the new wave kids here at UM and has represented the University well. Wish him the best.
Chronologically, this makes me feel drunk, so I shall wait until 3pm ET.
is that they have to come from someone close to the kid, someone he talked with and confided in when trying to arrive at a decision. I fault those people for leaking the stories and taking away from the kid's ability to have his own announcement. Reporters are just doing their jobs trying to get the information first.
Don't think that these "experts" aren't just making educated guesses. If he's right then he broke the news first, if he's wrong then oh well nothing hurt.
If you claim the man is a liar, well, maybe he is. But he claims to have been told by people.
Time for Harris and Payne to declare for the draft. It would only seem fair at this point.
has been some talk about Payne going, but I haven't heard much solid about Harris. I think he should because of how loaded next year will be, but who knows. Marcus Smart could kind of afford it because he will still probably be a top 5-10 pick next year. Neither one of them has that luxury.
I saw yesterday that Harris plans to return. It was on twitter and RT by one of my MSU buddies FWIW.
Good luck in the NBA TIm. I'll follow you wherever you go. GO BLUE!
It was a hell of a run.
Definitely the right choice. 2014 NBA Draft is going to be legendary amounts of stacked. So get that bread young Timmy
But do we have any real reason to believe this year's high school seniors are going to be THAT much better than last year's high school seniors? Or are we to believe Wiggins and Parker et al. are the next coming of Lebron and Carmelo?
Short answer to your question: yes. Take it from the hoops heads. 2014 has a ton of NBA potential.
All were projected to fill this draft. And at least so far they're not. So there's no guarantee those other guys will be sure fire and be out after one year either. Everyone thought Noels and McLemore and those guys were going to be all that and bag of chips, and now they're headlining a weak class. So you never know.
The team will still be pretty good if McGary and GRIII stay.
If GR3 and McGary stay, with the additions of Irvin and Walton, they could potentially be as good as the team this year. We should have several young players (Stauskas, Levert, Albrecht, Beifeldt) improve over the summer.
Looks like a top 5 team to me...
Hardaway was going to announce it himself in less than 2 hours. Let him have his moment. In any case, best of luck to Tim!
I think it would be funny if he did an about face and declared he was staying - just to discredit people who try to horn in on his announcement.
I don't see how that would be an "about face". He hasn't announced anything yet.
But the truth is, Timmy has a lot of holes in his game still. Another year would have helped tremendously. He would have been the leader and could of polished up in his handling and streaky scoring. Shocked he would leave, at best I'm assuming he's a early 2nd rounder?
who cares if you are happy?
Let the kid do his thing. Personally, I don't think an extra year here would change things one way or another but even if I did, and he didn't agree with me, I wouldn't post my displeasure here because who cares what random internet fan thinks about his decision?
That's the point of a blog. To discuss and write your own opinion. I was talking in regards to his future in the NBA. He's a decent player, has a lot to work on. I think another year of college ball with him leading the whole squad without Burke would help him grow. Calm down.
Best of luck to him, don't necessarily think it is a great idea as 2nd round contracts are not gauranteed and I see hardaway as more likely in the D league than in the NBA, but hey if someone offered me millions to do my dream job i would probably leave before finishing too.
Hope I'm wrong and timmy makes it big in the league. Now we need a gr3 and mcgary to stay and some big growth from gr3 if we want to make a run next year, but that discussion is for another day.
First, and most importantly: I'm sick of reporters not letting these kids have their day. This is an extremely difficult decision for a lot if them. They are trying to do it the right way by taking their time and telling friends, teammates, and coaches first. Then making their statement for their fanbase.
I agree that thj has done holes that could be tweaked, but this draft class is supposed to be weaker than next years, and reports probably came back that this is his best chance to make it in the first round. Let's all say thank you, as he was a 3 year starter and solid contributor on 3 straight tourney teams, a big ten champion, a national title game team, and a first team all big ten player.
good luck Tim, keep workin and get yours. Thanks for all the memories.
You can always make a quality living in Europe playing basketball.
and its not like Tim is probably hard up for money.
If the news is, indeed, true, I hope someone takes him in the first round, but he looks like a second round pick or UFA to me. I don't think he has done anything to distinguish himself from a host of other players, but maybe his dad has some inside info that we don't.
If he is leaving, good luck, and thanks for staying as long as he did.
this is a mistake. Best of luck Tim, you were fun to watch.
Wonderful kid. I wish him the best. However, in my humble opinion, he isn't ready for the NBA. Good luck kid.
The NBA is afraid to draft Seniors for some reason and its hard to imagine his stock getting higher than it is now. If THJ focuses on being a defensive stopper with a wet J then he will find a place in the league and stay for a very long time.
Nowadays, most seniors are the 2nd rate players that weren't good enough to leave early... Doubt a guy just being a senior puts fear into NBA scouts. You'd think THJr could possibly benefit from a Sr season especially since his draft stock has 'peaked' as a 2nd rounder. Good Luck anyway.
I'm going to attempt to spell the disappointed sound I made at hearing this. Mrehppppfffff
Nevertheless good luck to him.
Best of luck to him. This was probably the best time for him to go, anyway. I hope a team makes a grab on him in the first round, but he seems more like a second round guy. Just plagued too much by inconsistency.
Losing him will hurt, but with all the experience LeVert got this year, I'm confident he's ready to step up and fill Hardaway's shoes.
Are going to announce their choice, and then get their decision via yahoo hours before....
Represents your university with class, works hard, and plays an undebatable part in elevating the program such that we all got the privilege of enjoying a run to the Final Four, there is one acceptable response to his announcement that he's leaving:
Any other response indicates you're an asshole.
IMO a strong case could be made that coming back would not have been in THJ's best interest and Burke leaving was pretty much a no-brainer (again IMO). I had already started to become comfortable with the thought that these two would go pro. But now I feel like we have made it past the two "obvious" losses and now it is crunch time. The time to start the selfish sweating and waiting to hear from the other two. The time where I am going to be pretty upset and depressed if GRIII and/or Mitch leave. I know they have to do what they need to do but I also had too much fun watching this team achieve great things and don't want that to totally go away next year. I admit I am selfish....I want what I want. I am going to prepare my spot on the ledge now...
Not a perfect player, but he was damn good and improved into an all-aronnd threat. Our first player with real "star" potential. Loved his emotion on the court and he wore the Block M with pride.
We lose 3 years experience, great leadership, etc. We gain a 5 star SG/SF with "unstoppable" offensive skills, and sky's the limit potential. Here's hoping THJ represents in the NBA. He sure leaves a great legacy!
Not surprising, hopefully Michigan is able to recuperate. Have strong belief this team will continue their winning ways next year
Hardaway is leaving to go to NBA.
Figured we don't need a confirmation thread.