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|3 days 6 hours ago||They look like something out||
They look like something out of the D-League.
|4 days 13 hours ago||Did someone with multiple||
Did someone with multiple usernames just call out someone else for having multiple usernames?
|6 days 7 hours ago||"Don't hate the player, hate||
"Don't hate the player, hate the game." - Mac Dre
|1 week 3 days ago||A lot of that has to do with||
A lot of that has to do with the style of basketball Michigan plays. They don't value low post touches, preferring to go with a pick and roll game (of which they've been terrific at from both a guard and big man perspective, excluding this year). As for rebounding, they don't put a high priority on offensive rebounds, preferring to get back on defense instead. They tend to use big men to clear space when it comes to defensive rebounding, which is why you see a decent rebounding distribution amongst the guards. I believe this done so that the offense can get out in transition faster (another strength over the past few years).
I think Bacari deserves a lot of credit for turning Novak and Morgan into high-level conference players, in addition to McGary's blossoming. Horford was a solid contributor as well. His only "misses" in terms of development have been with GRIII, Smotrycz (to a degree) and the rotating big men we had this year. Even then, Bielfeldt acquitted himself nicely by season's end. Now, if we see the same sort of discombobulation at the 4/5 next year that we saw this year, then I think it might be valid to question Bacari's skills.
|1 week 5 days ago||I would say that refs go out||
I would say that refs go out of their way to protect shooters (at times). The Chauncey Leg Kick has become the preferred method these days for drawing an "and one" on a jumpshot and to me is the equivalent of flopping.
|1 week 5 days ago||Undercuts only get called||
Undercuts only get called when Blake Griffin jumps onto someone's back.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||People should be able to||
People should be able to smoke weed after they get off work in the safety of their own home without being persecuted. Is that specific enough for you?
|5 weeks 1 day ago||No Fab Five = Far fewer||
No Fab Five = Far fewer rappers wearing Michigan basketball jerseys in 90's music videos...and that's just something that I'm not okay with.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Not to be that guy, but this||
Not to be that guy, but this was already posted on the front page the other day.
|6 weeks 9 hours ago||If he does..."You got kicked||
If he does..."You got kicked the fugg out!"
|6 weeks 5 days ago||He does recruit athletic||
He does recruit athletic bigs, they just don't decide to come here. The youngest Plumlee, Amir Williams, Mitch McGary are 3 off the top of my head that he's gone after.
|7 weeks 13 hours ago||Real fuckin' quick.||
Real fuckin' quick.
|7 weeks 13 hours ago||A popcorn gif in this||
A popcorn gif in this instance, to me, is rather distasteful. If Duke committed recruiting violations or paid their players, sure. But when someone is accused of sexually assaulting two women it is a no lose situation for everyone involved. I'm not going to celebrate the possibility that two girls were sexually assaulted, nor would I celebrate the possibility that someone had false accusations of this magnitude hurled at them.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||I have a talking Rip||
I have a talking Rip bobblehead that says, "Yesssirrr!"
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Upvoted for reminding me||
Upvoted for reminding me about Ratko Varda.
|8 weeks 13 hours ago||Jerel Worthy's tattoo will||
Jerel Worthy's tattoo will finally be accurate!
|8 weeks 6 days ago||You have no idea what it has||
You have no idea what it has to do with your post? You said you wanted a big who was offensively limited (check), can scrap (check), jump out of the gym (nope), box out (check), and provide an interior presence on defense (check). Morgan satisifes 4/5 yet you find my mentioning him to be irrelevant?
He was solid his RS FR and SO years and battled an injury and the emergence of McGary his JR year but played his best when the team needed him most both his JR and SR years. The majority of his "struggles" were on the offensive end where people complained about his inconsistency finishing.
I don't disagree that this team could use a shotblocker or some sort of defensive gamechanger, but they've also experienced a lot of success without one.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||We were a buzzer beater away||
We were a buzzer beater away from another Final Four trip last year without a McGary/CWebb type.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||And then spends the following||
And then spends the following paragraph explaining why it was, in his estimation, so costly to remove MAAR. He also tagged the post as "john beilein has a rigid foul policy that i dislike"
|8 weeks 6 days ago||We just had 4 years of Jordan||
We just had 4 years of Jordan Morgan.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||I hate people sometimes.||
I hate people sometimes.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||I was with you until that||
I was with you until that last one.
|12 weeks 9 hours ago||I'll get right on it.||
I'll get right on it.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||EDIT: Whoops||
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Jim is rolling in his grave||
Jim is rolling in his grave right now.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||The fact that I'm picturing||
The fact that I'm picturing Bob Ross saying this makes this comment that much better.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||/s OP?||
|17 weeks 14 hours ago||Even if the market had opened||
Even if the market had opened up a bit more down the road I still think this is the right move.
It lets players know that the coach and management aren't screwing around which is an attitude adjustment that this team has desperately needed since Larry Brown left. To have a team that is on the same page is exceedingly important in a place like Detroit where you aren't likely to woo a big name FA. This team needs to win by playing like a team because they aren't going to do it by going out and grabbing superstars.
Also, they aren't going to have to eat the contract for long. Josh Smith is too talented for 29 other teams to pass on him.
|17 weeks 15 hours ago||This is Drummond's first year||
This is Drummond's first year with a coach who is devoted to developing him, I'm fine with giving him more time. His numbers started out slow but his field goal percentage has shot up considerably the past month, implying that he's getting more comfortable offensively. Also, to say Drummond doesn't have much presence defensively is incorrect. He averages 2 blocks and a steal/game in addition to being a beast on the glass. He does have a tendency to get lost on switches and help defense, but I think it's correctable.
Even if he isn't the next Dwight I don't think that's a reason not to build around him. He's easily the most talented player on this roster and they can't blow everything up. I would love to see them pair him with a true stretch four. I'd even be open to them pairing him with Okafor if they could acquire some defensive-minded, 3 point shooters at SF and SG and a P&R PG.
|17 weeks 15 hours ago||As SDW already said this is||
As SDW already said this is frustrating given the fact that they could've unloaded him for expiring contracts over the summer. However, I think this is a positive move as it shows that the Pistons are willing to put support behind a proven coach and young talent rather than a big a contract.
Upsetting but not surprising that Dumars' last two desperation moves haven't panned out. Knight is more or less outplaying Jennings this year. Though the jury is still somewhat out on KCP his minutes may get vultured by Meeks, which makes the fact that they didn't draft Burke even more disappointing. Really would like to see Drummond run a P&R game with a PG who was tailor-made for that offense.