Mason NEEDS this, Pistons, after all you've put him through
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|1 day 1 hour ago||I'm going to go with a stock answer||
And trust the coaches. A championship game appearance, an outright B1G title, and an elite 8 appearance in two years. I think they've shown they have a good idea of what they're doing.
|2 days 8 hours ago||I'd also tell him||
That Lebron James, Carmelo Anthony, and even Paul Pierce have spent a lot of time at the 4 this year.
|5 days 5 hours ago||I'm more surprised that the record is so low||
Under 100 inches isn't that much for the Great Lakes.
|1 week 2 days ago||Reading comprehension must not be a strong suit||
All he was saying is that it doesn't matter what Mitch was/is going to do. He was transfering, he thinks he knows what Mitch is planning to do, and they're completely unrelated. Maybe Mitch is going pro and he was going to have trouble getting minutes behind Donnal. Maybe Mitch is staying and he was going to have trouble getting minutes behind Mitch. Maybe he was going to start, but wasn't going to get the touches in the paint that he felt would show him off to NBA scouts.
Mitch's decision might be "if the draft advisory council tells me I'm likely in the first round, I'm going pro, and if not, I'm staying." That's knowing what Mitch is planning to do, and is in essence a decision, even though the results of that decision won't be known until after he hears back from the Advisory Council.
Chill out about "uncouthness."
|1 week 5 days ago||Dekker||
Had been viewed as a mid- first round pick for most of the year on the sites I pay attention to. It's a relatively deep draft, so funny things can happen, and he probably has more room to fall than rise, but I think he'd be a safe bet to go in the 1st.
|1 week 5 days ago||I'd rather have the Final Four||
Than the regular season title. If we went to the Sweet 16 and Wisconsin went to the round of 8, I'd pick the B1G title, but Final Fours are pretty special.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I'm too polite||
To say what you sound like.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I didn't mind the ending||
And by that I mean the final scene-plus of the episode. They filmed that years ago and it made sense with where the rest of the series had gone over the prior 9 seasons (understanding that it was at times an absurd show that wasn't supposed to make sense). But the rest of the episode was lacking. The jokes were lacking (I literally laughed once the entire hour). I don't even mind that they killed her off, but because we just met her, there was no emotional attachment to the mother. They showed Ted and the mother's 7+ year relationship in about 15 minutes of television, and didn't create the emotions required for the catharsis of her death. You can do it (see the opening 10 minute montage of Up for instance), but they failed.
|3 weeks 3 hours ago||Unions generally protect current members||
It's their biggest problem in my opinion, in that they protect current members over future ones. Preventing a teenager from taking your job is good for current members, so they'd mostly go along with it. Same thing with rookie scale contracts.
|3 weeks 5 hours ago||2nd Round picks||
Some posters have talked about how 2nd round picks don't get guaranteed deals per the CBA. That's true. But factually, if Robinson or McGary get pick in the firs portion of the second round, they're okay. Here's the 2013 draft class:
Pick 31: Allen Crabbe -- 3 years, $2.63 million, 2 years, $1.69 million guaranteed. Can become restricted free agent after three years, instead of four years like first-rounder.
Pick 32: Alex Abrines -- Foreign player staying in Europe
Pick 33: Carrick Felix -- 4 years, $3.3 million, 2 years, $1.32 million guaranteed.
Pick 34: Isaiah Cannon -- 3 years, $2.3 million, 2 years, $2.1 million guaranteed. Restricted free agent after three years.
Pick 35: Glen Rice Jr. -- 2 years, $1.3 milion. $900k guaranteed, can become restricted free agent after two years.
Pck 36: Ray McCallum -- 3 years, $2.3 million, 2 years, $1.38 million guaranteed. Restricted free agent after year 3.
Pick 37: Tony Mitchell -- 3 years, $2.3 million, 2 years, $1.32 million guaranteed. Restricted free agent after year 3.
Pick 38: Nate Wolters -- 3 years, $2.3 million, 2 years, $1.32 million guaranteed. Restricted free agent after year 3.
Pick 39: Jeff Withey -- 2 years, $1.3 million, 1 year, $490k guaranteed, restricted free agent after year 2.
Pick 40: Grant Jerret -- This is the first player to not earn a contract.
Pick 41: Jamaal Franklin -- 3 years, $2.3 million, 2 years, $1.34 million guaranteed. Restricted fre agent after year 3.
With the exception of Grant Jerrett, the first third of the second round did just fine for themselves, almost all earning over $1 million in guaranteed contract, and with the ability to enter free agency a year earlier than their first-round counterparts. The year before, in a stronger draft, saw almost all of the second rounders get at least one year of guaranteed money, with picks 31-40 generally earning more guaranteed than picks 31-40 this past year. If Mitch or GR3 miss the first round, they'll still probably be just fine. The risk is greater if they stay in school.
But who cares about this -- Beat Kentucky!!
|3 weeks 7 hours ago||I would assume it varies by school||
Many schools have a policy that lets their employees take 1-2 classes per semester for free. However, many degree programs at the same school, both undergraduate and graduate, may not designed for part-time students, so actually getting a degree is not expected. I'm all for mocking the NCAA's argument about scholarships, but I don't think this is a fair comparison.
|3 weeks 17 hours ago||Sadly, no||
Amnesty clause is only usable on someone who signed the deal before the new CBA (so pre lockout). There's no amnesty for new mistakes like Smith and Jennings.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||It also means more PT for Dakari Johnson||
Who is very exploitable in the pick-and-roll. Cauley-Stein is great at switching on the P&R. Aside from the reason, I like that he won't be playing.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||It takes boldness||
To be that wrong.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||That's a huge injury||
Kentucky likes to switch on all pick-and-rolls. Cauley-Stein has an elite ability to stay in front of guards on the switch, which would have created some problems for Michigan's offense. Johnson and Randle do not share that ability, so Michigan should be able to exploit them on the pick-and-roll.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Last year's draft||
Was a notoriously bad draft. It isn't surprising that second rounders from it would command less. This is a deeper draft. I'd expect the first few second rounders will get contracts that won't make them regret leaving college.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Correction||
2nd round picks do not have a slot value and guaranteed two years like first rounders due per the CBA. However, they can negotiate a contract with the team that drafts them. Most end up getting paid the minimum for 2-4 years, with 0-3 years being guaranteed, but it's all negotiation. Draymond Green received two guaranteed years at about 90% of what the last first rounder would have made (and about double the rookie minimum). Kyle Singler went to Europe during the lockout, and came back and signed for a three-year deal that exceeded what the last first rounder made. On the other hand, some late second-round picks are offered completely unguaranteed deals, or are not offered contracts at all. Being an early second-rounder is generally not that bad compares to being a late first-rounder. In a few cases, it's better, because you can negotiate hitting free agency earlier than the first rounder. Draymond Green will have made about 90% of what the last first-rounder made, but he'll hit free agency a year earlier. If he performs well, as he has so far, he'll come out ahead.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I think he probably did make the gesture||
There's about five frames in 20 where his middle fingers are both extended. That's a little over a half a second, which to me is too long to be completely unintentional. At the same time, it's short enough where a) he might have started the gesture and realized he shouldn't so stopped quickly and/or b) did it subconsciously enough where he doesn't remember doing it. He's a 16 year-old. Losing control for half a second is pretty much expected at that age.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Mateen's teams||
In his junior year, Sparty made it to the final four, and in his senior year, they won the championship. Point guards on championship teams always get the love. Craft got to the elite 8 last year and umm... Not very far this year. Sparty had better regular seasons in their respective junior and senior years too -- #1 seeds in his final two years. Can't know for sure, but if MSU performed from 1998-2000 like OSU did these past couple years (a good team, but nothing special) I doubt Cleeves would have been given as much love as he was back then. And I know if OSU had done more, I'd at least understand the Craft love.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Exactly||
I follow the NBA draft a lot, and the number of times I've seen Stauskas compared to JJ Redick is mind-boggling. They're both white and shoot three-pointers... that's about it on their similarities.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||I pick my bracket using log5||
And Kenpom's pythags. The random number generator in Excel picked American to upset Wisconisn... Doubt I was winning that $1 billion anyway.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Is mgoblue working for anyone?||
I'm trying to listen to the feed from the web (not the app), and there's currently no feed. Can't use ESPN because that's blocked at work.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Tough position to be in||
Kids's the top qb in the country. He's undoubtedly asked for info a dozen times a day. He and or his family probably hoped that if he gave some people the scoop on condition of being quiet and leaving them alone, they'd be quiet and leave them alone. Didn't work, but I see why they'd want it to be secret. Just didn't want the fuss.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Presumably Brandon makes some money||
Being in the recruiting coverage business. The poster was criticizing the coverage business in general, but trying not to use broad brushstrokes and criticize Brandon, who had not leaked information he was asked not to leak.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||To be fair to his predecessors||
A lot more early-season tournaments have formed. It used to be the preseason NIT, Alaska, or Hawaii. If you weren't Duke, you weren't going to one every year. Now there are probably a dozen or do options.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Yeah, pretty much identical||
Except whereas we lost three of our top contributors, they've got almost all of them for their senior year. No thanks. I'd much rather face Kansas.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||He should||
He's inconsistent and can let his emotions take control, but when he puts it together he's a one-man wrecking crew. Not the player you want to see in single-elimination.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Need to win out||
That will take care of Wisconsin, since that necessarily gives them one more loss, either to us or someone less goof than us. Probably need Nova and Kansas to lose -- and I'm not sure who you want coming through the ACC tournament. It's possible, but Arizona and Florida have a #1 locked up, as does Wichita State if they win tomorrow, and maybe do anyway. It'll take a lot of help. But a 2 is easily obtainable. A win today gives us an insdie track.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Broncos fan here||
I love Champ -- he's been a great player for a long time, but he simply doesn't have it any more. Teams learned in 2012 that they could pick on him, and last year -- ugh. I hope after testing the waters he returns to the Broncos on a one-year deal so he can get a ring, because you need a 4th cornerback, but he shouldn't be a starter, or even a nickelback, at this point.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||I love Miles||
Guys like JB and Miles, who enjoy their job, helping kids grow without throwing them under the bus or splattering them with blood from burst veins, are such a breath of fresh air compared to the Izzo's, Crean's, and Bo Ryan's of the world.