"He's a hard worker, and he watched me and Tim (Hardaway Jr.) and Nik (Stauksas) put work in to become (first-round picks), and I'm just happy he's getting better," Burke said. "It's great for the program, too. It shows what type of program the University of Michigan is and the direction it continues to go in."
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|2 days 14 hours ago||Stop trying to talk me off my ledge||
I want to be an uninformed pessimist.
|2 days 22 hours ago||Otto Porter looked good in summer league himself||
Which could say something about summer league, Porter, or both.
|4 days 23 hours ago||No they're not renting||
They're taking players and helping them get better. If that means they're ready for the NBA in a year or two, great. But they're not haphazardly trying to get all the top high schoolers in the country every year, and pushing aside the upper classmen who weren't good enough to leave early.
|1 week 2 hours ago||Yeah, they play in Phoenix||
It's why they're called the Suns. Clever, I think.
|1 week 1 day ago||I had no idea||
That Gardner only threw one pick the final six games. I guess last season is becoming muddled in my brain, which is a good thing.
|1 week 1 day ago||At least two are at home||
Syracuse, obviously. And Larry Brown coached SMU to a 27 win season last year.
|1 week 2 days ago||I assure you this isn't limited to Ann Arbor||
People complain everywhere. They even go on the internet to virtual communities and complain about the complainers!
|1 week 2 days ago||Will the NCAA even exist in 2025?||
Will football be banned because of concussions? I just can't conceive of games 11 and 12 years from now.
|1 week 2 days ago||Bad grades||
Wasn't going to academically qualify this year. Better to go overseas than taking a red shirt playing school.
|1 week 6 days ago||2 years at least||
I'll be shocked if the NBA still allows one-and-dones by the 2017 draft. Might change as early as next draft.
|2 weeks 20 hours ago||And if he did, he could keep his residency elsewhere||
Most athletes of his stature have residences in multiple states, and could, if they wanted, have their endorsement deals declared as income in one of the lower tax states. Heck, if LeBron can get a sizable portion of his next deal as a signing bonus, and could actually declare that Florida income, if he wanted to avoid a few hundred thousand in taxes.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Because it occurred before he got here||
Simply that. Do I think it should have been dealt with differently? God yes. But it happened 14 months before he arrived. And if you want to think there weren't University lawyers who had a say in what happened there, go right on ahead believing that, but the only thing Hoke miffed on was making excuses for him last December, and that's covered in the PR section. Gibbons should have been kicked out of school a year before Hoke got here. He wasn't, and that's not on Hoke.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Extra Category -Treatment of Players||
Let's not forget that Hoke is in charge of 100 people somewhere between the stage of adolescence and adulthood. They're going to make mistakes, both on and off the field. With the exception of the Gibbons incident (and I'm not certain how much of what occurred fell under Hoke's authority), I really appreciate how he's handled his players as people, much more so than Meyer.
|3 weeks 4 hours ago||Thanks!||
The more you know...
|3 weeks 13 hours ago||Who's Miles Boykin?||
Not trying to be rude, but I've missed knowing about this kid. What position, where's he from, how much of a chance did we think we had, etc? I want to know how to react.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||They have to||
Should have done a better job on this earlier, but when you're arguing that education is a valuable benefit, it looks beyond bad when school's don't provide that benefit.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||I actually debated what to write||
I assume that it's a wolf, so it should be Timberwolf.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||My mistake||
Got my summer leagues wrong. I thought I'd seen the Wolves listed as Orlando.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||He may still||
The D league conducts its own draft in November, after the NBA teams have set their roster. He's playing with Minnesota for a week. The sad fact is that the majority of undrafted rookies on a summer league team don't even get a training camp invite, so its more likely than not he'll never set foot in Minnesota as a Timberwolf.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Housing and a smallish per diem ($100)||
The league is only a week long. What I don't know is how injuries are handled. I assume the NBA has some insurance policy for that.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||For those who don't understand NBA summer league rules||
This does not mean he's signed a contract with the Timberwolves for the upcoming season, or even will join them for training camp. He will play with their summer league team (mostly rookies, second-year guys, and some vets who are trying to get noticed and picked up) for up to 5 games. He's free to sign a contract with any team beginning July 10th, the first official day free agents of any level of experience can sign.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||The league year starts on July 1st||
Technically, contracts can't be signed until July 10th, when the salary cap is set for the season, but they can be negotiated beforehand. Consider the NBA draft as sort of the end of the NBA calendar, whereas the NFL draft is near the beginning of its calendar.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Managing expectations||
J-Mo will not sign anywhere tomorrow. NBA rules dictate he can't even talk to teams about a contract until July 1sf. At most you should hope to hear that he's signed on with some team for summer league.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||The NCAA cartel||
While I do think the NCAA is in a lot of trouble, and I haven't read the NCAA's economist's book, as someone who is very much involved in antitrust work, I will say that it is definitely possible to be a cartel and not violate Sherman. That their economist wrote a book that called them a "cartel", while a nice talking point, doesn't matter all that much, or necessarily create an inconsistent argument.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||You can RS at any time you have eligibility||
As long as you sit out the entire year, it doesn't matter.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||There are worse seats in Fenway||
My first game there I was blocked by a pole. But I was also down the right-field line where seats face(d?) away from most of the action, except for fly balls to the outfield. So I couldn't see and I hurt my neck.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Not sure about the escorts||
That doesn't go over too well in Utah.
|7 weeks 10 hours ago||Correct||
If he sits out a year, it just counts as his redshirt and he still has three years of eligibility. The NCAA waiver process is only as important as not sitting out a year is to him. This could be very important, even critical, or it could be something he has accepted as worth doing to go to Michigan.
|7 weeks 10 hours ago||I think it will depend on his waiver||
If he's not eligible until 2015, I bet that scares off Harris and Weber, because now you're going to have real trouble cracking the depth chart as a freshman, and you're going to be competing with someone of similar pedigree who's two years older than you for three years. The staff may also decide he's their 2015 back, since he takes up a scholly, and those are limited.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Lifetime of those roads is much lower||
I mean, it depends on traffic of course (especially big trucks, which do far and away the most damage to roads) how thick you lay the stuff, weather, and what sort of preventive maintenance you do, but HPA (hot-pressed asphalt) will often times give you no more than 10-15 years, especially in northern climates. Concrete is more durable, but not that much in northern climates either due to weather erosion, and is 2x the cost. For the south concrete is great tho, since they don't worry about freeze-thaw erosion, and it doesn't absorb heat as much so it doesn't warp/buckle.