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|3 years 48 weeks ago||Seth||
|3 years 48 weeks ago||Worst. Post. Ever.||
Worst. Post. Ever.
|5 years 16 weeks ago||Huzzah||
You are such a big man for admitting that, in all fairness, the second post had been deleted. I am in awe of your abilities as arbiter of board etiquette. You should be proud of your service, kind sir.
|5 years 23 weeks ago||I marvel at the way you are||
I marvel at the way you are able to put things in perspective. Resisting the normal reaction to eschew board etiquette and focus on this tragedy, you instead immediately criticize the poster for deigning to start another thread where people can express sympathy for the victims of the unspeakable. Kudos, sir.
|5 years 25 weeks ago||Yeah man, redundant posts are||
Yeah man, redundant posts are so tedious and annoying. I mean it's pretty difficult to bypass clicking on a redundant post; the impulse to open the link and comment on the thread's redundancy is well-nigh irresistible.
And anyone who prefaces a statement with "Not to be that guy" probably is, indeed, that guy.
|5 years 30 weeks ago||Tigers' Ace||
So are we to the point yet where Verlander and Scherzer are 1A and 1B in the rotation? Dating back to his recall from the minors last year, Scherzer has been the best pitcher on the team. I think Verlander is more talented, but Scherzer is more consistently efficient with his pitch count and doesn't seem to have the obligatory one bad inning each time he pitches.
|5 years 30 weeks ago||Not making a big mistake . . .||
Many seem quick to point out Morris's flaws -- lacks an outside shot, hasn't shown great ability to go left, and hasn't committed himself to the defensive end of the court. But he also has the size (at 6'4") and court vision that NBA GMs salivate over. Outside of Kyrie Irving, he is as close to a "true" point guard as there is in this draft. Also, Morris is a prospect whose stock will rise as he works out for teams (see, for example, the Chad Ford article from today). When it's all said and done, I think he will be a borderline lottery pick, getting drafted somewhere in the 15-20 range. There just aren't that many PGs who have his blend of size and vision.
From a purely business standpoint, Morris would risk quite a bit from coming back to school. If he comes back and fails to improve his outside shooting or ability to drive left, he could find his stock slipping, as his flaws and inability to fix them start to trump his potential. Right now, NBA teams see his dramatic improvement between freshman and sophomore year, look at that as indicative of his work ethic, and figure he can improve the few big flaws in his game with another offseason. But were he to come back next year and fail to cure those defects in his game, the scouts wouldn't be so forvgiving. And, as mentioned all over the board this week, next year's draft will be much stronger -- with top freshmen this year who elected to stay in school, next year's loaded freshman class, and potentially high school seniors if the CBA's rules change regarding early entry. So Darius could become a better all-around player and find himself slotted in worse position on draft day.
|5 years 31 weeks ago||New CBA||
Good points. Also, with the NBA negotiating a new CBA after this season, it's entirely possible -- even likely -- that next year's draft will include high schoolers from the class of 2012. Odds are good that the NBA will institute an MLB-like rule that gives high school seniors the chance to enter the draft but mandates that they stay two or three years in college if they opt not to go pro straight out of high school. So next year's draft could be unusually strong -- with the current freshmen who opted to stay in school, a strong freshman class next year, and potentially current high school juniors -- meaning that Darius could improve substantially and still struggle to tread water when it comes to his draft position.
|5 years 31 weeks ago||A "system" guy?||
I guess I didn't realize Darius was the second coming of Graham Harrell.