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|2 days 5 hours ago||He should consider redshirting||
Get the surgery, give yourself the full rehab time, get an extra year of school out of it, and come back 100% for 100% of your senior year. There's going to be a minutes-crunch in the guard rotation if Levert returns, anyway, so it could be tough to earn those minutes if you're not at the top of your game.
|3 days 17 hours ago||Follow the link above||
EDIT: I thought I knew what Crean's buyout was off the top of my head, and then I went to this website that the poster above me cited, and found out I was wrong, and it's even bigger than I thought.
|4 days 23 hours ago||Or you're doing the same||
There is ample evidence that law schools are churning out students with law degrees at a rate far faster than the marketplace can absorb, and specific evidence that many schools are massaging the data regarding recent graduates' employment. This for six-figures in debt, exacerbated in part by a prohibition on holding a job during your first year of school.
I'm waiting for the sequel article in three years of the Law School class of 2018 pursuing an LLM because they have nothing better to do.
Personally, I'm doing fine, as my wife is the lawyer in the family and makes a good salary. But when I was looking to change careers 6 years ago, before we were married, I'm glad she talked me out of law school. I've got a fine job that I actually like after getting a degree that cost half as much. I still get to pay loan debt, but at least we could afford a mortgage on the house we wanted. But there are too many lawyers relative to the legal job market, and it's not close. Which is terrible for people with $150k debt.
|5 days 1 hour ago||Funny article||
But head-shakingly true for some people.
|5 days 3 hours ago||Seems like a backup plan player||
And I don't mean that insultingly -- just can't find the words. But one of those late offers after any attrition occurs and higher rated players make their final decisions. Last year those type of offers went to Dawkins and MAAR, and three years ago to Caris, so obviously such a signee can be a key piece of the team.
|5 days 16 hours ago||The Paramus Catholic coach||
Is now on Michigan's recruiting staff. Definitely a connection. Not to mention the new Paramus coach played under Harbaugh on the 9ers.
|6 days 5 hours ago||Ditto||
I'm waiting for my only ISP option in Comcast to improve my internet enough so that I can start streaming and stop paying them for cable. I know I will have this option soon, because they recently upped the Internet portion of my bundle and lowered the cable portion, such that Internet is now 80% of my monthly bill. I love good old-fashioned cross-product subsidization schemes.
|1 week 6 hours ago||Funny, thanks for sharing.||
Now I've got to go back and raid 1 mil elixir in the next four hours so I can upgrade my giants to level 6 the second my lab becomes free.
|1 week 8 hours ago||Game of War||
Has Kate Upton reading terrible scripts and walking around in outfits a size too small.
Clash of Clans has Liam Neeson in the Super Bowl ad, and generally used animated advertisement historically. And is also better.
|1 week 3 days ago||And he's in the D-League even||
Couldn't crack an NBA rotation once the Celtics decided they were a winning team.
|1 week 4 days ago||Brad Stevens||
Is a great coach, and doing the same things in the NBA. The Celtics won a game last season down 4 with 3.6 seconds to go vs. Miami, and earlier this year nearly came back from 10 down with under 30 seconds vs. Golden State. His plays out of timeouts are becoming legendary.
I know it's popular on the board to root for Tom Crean's demise, but Indiana is going to try to make Stevens a Godfather offer if they remove Crean. As a Michigan fan, we should want Crean to stay around for a long time, because Stevens makes that program a perennial top 5.
|1 week 5 days ago||But they are breaking the law!||
Driving while impaired is against the law. It is against the law because it is in fact very dangerous to others. While excessive alcohol use may be a public health issue, it is criminal to engage in some activities while drunk because it in fact is lethal to the public. Public health should work at preventing these incidents from occurring, by indentifying people more likley to engage in this behavior and helping find alternative solutions, be it drinking less or arranging other transportation.
But the law isn't about assumptions. There was certain evidence that he broke the law and drove while drunk. The penal code has always been based on two principles, retribution and deterrence. That no one was harmed in this instance of drunk driving means that his punishment was only on the deterrence side -- hence probation with alcohol testing. Had someone been injured or killed, the punishment would have been more on the retribution side. He was not able to live up to the standards of his detrrence punishment, so he will likely face jail time as a stiffer deterrent, because he didn't get the message. And again, that's based on evidence too -- he failed a test.
He has a problem. Whether it's a drinking problem or a problem with authority, I cannot say. But he broke the law, got a somewhat lenient sentence, and violated his probation. Future punishment aside, he needs to figure out what his problem is and deal with it. He's quickly throwing away an opportunity a lot of hard work earned him.
|1 week 5 days ago||It's not really that he's a past offender, however||
He drove drunk, and good have faced significant jailtime. In an effort to keep him away from the prison system, he was sentenced to probation which required certain conditions for a year. This isn't about recidivism or three strikes or anything else -- this was part of his initial sentence. He either has enough of a problem with alcohol that he couldn't abide by his probation conditions, which is an in issue, or he simply didn't care, which is also an issue. Given the amount of alcohol in his system, it's unlikely this was the first time he's had a drink since his sentencing. More likely it's the first time he got caught.
|1 week 6 days ago||Levert||
On the off-chance he committed, I assume this would mean that Levert would be leaving for the NBA, correct? Both in terms of playing time availability and scholarship availability?
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Yeah, around the 25th percentile||
Is that the bare minimum you need to be eligible? I'd have thought it was a little higher.
|3 weeks 16 hours ago||Not really in GR3's case||
Playing out of position hurt him, and he played out of position in large part due to McGary's injury. Once Mitch was suspended for this year, Robinson knew it would be the same problem all over again, except worse with Morgan and Horford also departing, and so he went pro. If McGary came back for year 3, I think there's a better-than-even chance Robinson would have as well.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I expect Walton to go pro after his junior year||
Irvin has also been putting it together recently. If he plays next season like he's played the past few weeks, he'll be that first-rounder some sites projected him at for this year's draft.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Many things||
1) Second round contracts are negotiable. Some players get multiple guaranteed years at above the minimum salary for their years of experience, some get minimally guaranteed deals. Robinson signed a 1-year, guaranteed deal.
2) All NBA deals signed before January 9th that are for the entire season (i.e. Not a 10-day or training camp contract) become guaranteed on January 9th. (Deals signed after this are automatically guaranteed). So even if GR3 had not signed a guaranteed deal, it would have become one at this point.
3) I'd be very surprised if GR3 passed through waivers. I'd also be surprised if whichever team claims him from waivers didn't tender him the qualifying offer of $1.045 million next summer, which is about $100k less than the 30th overall pick from last year (Kyle Andersom) will be making. He'll be okay.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Stauskas||
He's on his third coach in four months as a pro. I personally think he'll take a major leap forward next year with a more consistent offensive system (and hopefully one that isn't "stand on the three point line and shoot it if we give it to you). He's available for trade, and I'd love for my favorite team to take him on.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||I've seen him in the 12-18 range all year.||
He should go pro. He's not going to be a top 5 pick next year. The reason seniors generally don't go high is because by the time a player is a junior, it's pretty clear to pro scouts (relative to underclassmen) how his game will develop, so there's just not much more information to be gleaned. Levert had been a known quantity to NBA scouts for awhile. He needs to put on more strength and stay healthy to reach his full potential. Will another year of college help him do that? Not likely better than being a pro will.
Getting drafted at 20 this year, which would mean he continues to fall from his current projections on every major draft site (which have already moved him down duento injury) would still let him sign a rookie deal that will probably pay him $7.2 million over four years. He's not falling out of the first round unless his foot is healing terribly and he can't participate in the combine. The downside of staying next year (getting hurt more and falling out of the guaranteed contracts of the first round) far outweighs the upside (maybe getting picked 10th and having earned $800k more by 2019.)
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Its a fun gsme||
I'm in a level 100+ clan with 45 members. Most members hit over 3k donations per season. We're quite excited about the new clan perks.
It can be slightly addicting tho (if you're a nerd of course. You cool jocks would obviously hate it).
|5 weeks 1 day ago||You don't really have the DGB story correct||
He was kicked out of school after being arrested in a domestic violence / home invasion incident in April.
Then he transferred to Oklahoma, requested a waiver to play immediately, was denied, and declared for the NFL. He's not some kid who just got caught smoking pot a few times, transferred, and kept his nose clean.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||As a Celtic fan||
I hope you enjoy him. He got traded to Boston a month ago, and was a good soldier who provided great minutes when given the time. He pretty much became Brad Stevens' binkie in about a week. But apparently they were either going to trade him to a more favorable situation or buy out his contract, so you got him at a nice price. Enjoy!
|5 weeks 3 days ago||And Ty Wheatley having a commit didn't already?||
But I agree. Sports has made me feel pretty old recently.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||This is correct||
The NBA doesn't want to invest in a minor-league system like baseball, and so uses the NCAA as one instead. The NFL does the same in a sense, but requires three years of school, so the NCAA is getting value as well, and if kids are in school for at least three years, you can keep up appearances about them being student-athletes.
The NBA needs to change their system. Personally I think the problem could be solved if they added a third round to the draft, allowed D-league players to not count against the NBA roster (they currently do if they're signed to NBA deals), and made it so high-schoolers could be draft no earlier than the third round, high schoolers no earlier than the second, and upper classmen in the first round. This would help limit some risk to the NBA owners, keep the top players in school a little longer, and give a pro option to kids for whom school isn't the right fit that doesn't require them going to Europe for a year.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||4-year graduation rate||
The OP said that 14% graduate in 4 years, which is where that number has come from. 6 years is definitely a more typical rate, although still can miss a lot of context.
Thanks for finding more info about SC State's enrollment numbers.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||14% isn't good||
But I'd need to know more before I say it's deplorable. How many of their students are full-time, and can afford to attend school for 8 consecutive semesters? How many of their students require remedial math and English courses to even be prepared for college level classes? There are a lot of schools out there that serve a population of students who are never expected to graduate in four years. Judging them on 4-year graduation rates isn't really the correct metric.
That's not to say that SC State has been a school delivering what it should to its students. I knew it was an HBUC, but that's all I know. Just saying that looking at one number is far from the way to judge a school without knowing a lot of other numbers too.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Despite the lack of a recruiting staff||
Hoke was great at recruiting. Makes me wonder if part of the problem was the coaches had to devote too much time to recruiting, and not enough time to prepping/coaching, to keep up with the larger recruiting staffs at other schools. And if indeed this was part of the problem, was that an AD resources thing, or a Hoke-preference thing?
I mean, I didn't realize you were allowed to have such a large staff until we went out and hired all these folks, without realy losing anyone who'd already been here. Hard to believe we weren't on an even playing field in terms off staff size (ignoring quality), given the AD's resources.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Regardless of who cancelled on who||
That means it's officially a two-school race, which is better than a darkhorse that just appeared in the Championship.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Trey's option||
Options on rookie deals have to be picked up in October a full-year before they take effect, so Burke's already been picked up by the Jazz for 2015-2016. He's been pretty inconsistent, but I highly doubt the Jazz forego his final rookie year option. It's a lot easier to be a 2-guard like KCP than a point like Trey, especially as a young player. It's why Damien Lillard is very special.