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|2 days 5 hours ago||If Harris goes pro||
I'm willing to go double or nothing with my current mgopoints that MSU misses the tourney. Any takers? Mods: can we make this happen?
|2 days 6 hours ago||Tell you what||
Bookmark this page, and we'll re-visit in March.
|2 days 10 hours ago||I'd guess||
Roughly the same as this past year. But when the idiot press recycles the old "Michigan can't match their frontcourt"(assuming Mitch is gone) they'll probably be right.
|2 days 13 hours ago||Sam Webb says they're all gone||
You read behind the lines on umhoops he thinks they're all out
|2 days 14 hours ago||This would've made a lot of sense last year||
But Deshawn Sims hasn't been able to crack a regular season roster. I can't think of a single thing GR3 can do better than Deshawn. He could've cashed in last year, but without some development(and without a guaranteed contract) he is at a great risk of washing out and ending up in Europe.
|5 days 11 hours ago||247 guy||
247 guy said we were likely going to add another 2014 wing. Wonder if this is the guy.
|5 days 11 hours ago||Horford was a decent offensive option||
But the article makes hi sound quite a bit like the ex who hacked Denard's twitter.
|5 days 11 hours ago||Yeah...||
You watch the video...Those put backs all have one thing in common. #15 standing around not boxing out. I didn't want to say anything but that was the difference in the game. Wish the officials hadn't kept JMo on the bench.
|5 days 13 hours ago||If Mitch comes back||
If Mitch comes back Horford's departure really won't matter. Last week Mitch said he wasn't "ready to compete on that next level" yet. That may be referencing his injury(in which case he wasn't ready to compete at THIS level) but it makes me think we might be alright here.
|5 days 14 hours ago||Well...||
People who COMMENT on her twitter as if they know her are indeed a little different...But seriously, you're on a Michigan blog. How much time do you spend here? People start public twitter accounts to see how many followers they can snag. Otherwise they'd keep them private(and some people have both). You don't think Brian(or someone on the staff) has been monitoring friends and family twitter accounts?
|5 days 14 hours ago||Blurb on USA today||
Slightly encouraging article in USA today. States that last week McGary said, "Last week he said he's not ready to play on that "next level."
Would love to have Mitch back in blue. Thoughts?
|5 days 18 hours ago||*bites tongue no politics*||
|5 days 18 hours ago||Someone on umhoops||
Someone on umhoops forum says big Max is transferring too. This is the very definition of unsubstantiated rumor, but...Yeah. We could see a real youth movement inside.
|6 days 11 hours ago||Well...||
We could just badger JMo tomorrow until he gives us the inside scoop. He'll be at David Merit's sore on South U.
|6 days 11 hours ago||Judging from his sister's tweet||
He has been considering this at least since the 30'th. I guess Jon's trainer said he wasn't thrilled with Jon's playing time. Lots of possibilities now. Does Booker stick with Kentucky if Calipari leaves? Does Beilein take another late bloomer?
|6 days 12 hours ago||What makes you think||
What makes you think it was JB's decision? It seems unlikely...but could that mean that JB thinks EVERYONE is coming back? Because if your premise is true, that's really the only thing that makes sense.
|6 days 12 hours ago||Horford's sister||
Horford's sister tweeted out something like "I hope you'll root for John what ever colors he is wearing next year" like a week ago, so I'm not that surprised. I wish him well, but I don't know if his existential angst was ever going to provide the necessary motivation to eat, lift,(box out) and battle at this level.
|6 days 13 hours ago||I don't get it||
Mostly he makes me think of Kentucky putback dunks. That makes me think about Jmo officiating anger. Then I think about chocolate cake. Always with ice cream. French Vanilla.
|6 days 13 hours ago||Yeah I don't get that||
"Pay no attention to what I am about to say" raises some questions about your motivations for tweeting
|6 days 13 hours ago||Fairly standard||
I don't think you can read much into this. There are many, many tea leaves in twitter that suggest Nik is gone. But you don't know until you know.
|6 days 14 hours ago||It's tough to say||
If this really is his first time playing organized ball, it's tough to say what he could become. He'll be a project wherever he goes, but I certainly wouldn't declare a ceiling for the young man.
|6 days 15 hours ago||I guess he had never played basketball before||
He wants to be a biochemist...What do you think? He's a junior and relatively unknown to the recruiting sites. Is he earmarked for Auburn? Could Bacari and Sanderson turn him into Shaq? You can't teach 7'5".
|6 days 18 hours ago||You may be right||
But I don't really see the benefit in you spelling it out.
|6 days 19 hours ago||Did you even read my post?||
"The idea that they don't play defense in the NBA is one of the single worst sports myths that exists. It's totally embarrassing every time someone pushes this tripe"
First off, a cursory glance at statistics shows the nba's decline in defensive efficiency(points per 100 posessions).
Year Defensive Efficiency Best Team Worst Team
2013 97 109
2012 97 109
2011 95 107
2010 97 110
2009 100 110
2008 99 112
2007 82 96
2006 82 95
2005 84 97
2004 82 96
2003 79 94
2002 81 93
The numbers tell the story. The best defensive team today(97 points per 100 posessions) is less effective than the worst defensive team(95 points per 100) from when Shannon Brown was drafted in 2006.
And yeah, 2010 will go down as one of biggest coaching failures in program history(2010: 4* 5 *(RS 53) First Round ) but they still had a TON of talent on the roster. I believe they gave Izzo B1G coach of the year the next year based entirely on how totally inept he'd been the year before. Looking at next year...there's just nobody left. Do you really think playing Trice for 30 minutes is going to work out? Who is he going to guard?
|6 days 19 hours ago||Hatch could very well be JBart part 2||
I don't want to lose Nik, but I really hope Hatch doesn't have to medical. I think he's capable of coming in and being a leader on the bench right now like Josh was. And would anything be sweeter than watching Austin drop a 3 in garbage time at the Breslin? I think not.
|6 days 20 hours ago||Interesting article||
Glad he went with JBart's dad(if true). Interesting about the summer snub. I LOL'd when I read he was snubbed for not changing his body in prep for the NBA
They might want to rethink their position. Sounds like the decision burned them pretty good in competition too. Good.
|6 days 21 hours ago||That is a fair question||
I think it was the Adreian Payne bit at the slam dunk contest that put this particular itchy sensation behind my eyeballs. Just the huge and widening gap between media perception and reality. Payne is quite the humanitarian. Lord knows a college athlete has never befriended a kid with cancer before.
And yes, the general level of Izzo fellating that goes on in the media has a cumulative effect. I understand that in the past Izzo's teams have exceeded their seed. In the glory days, it worked like this: Non-conference MSU lays an egg. MSU rallies in conference by mugging players on the perimeter, not allowing teams to run conventional offense. Middling seed. Whistles swallowed in tournament, MSU thugball advances over more skilled teams. Rinse and repeat. Fortunately, the game just isn't played that way anymore.
Thing is, the media didn't get that memo. And we get talking heads predicting an MSU championship every year for no other reason than "Izzo is magic". You've got local media proclaiming MSU teams(who haven't done anything) that Michigan has swept as being better for the same reason. It wears on you after a while.
|6 days 21 hours ago||Golf and bowling||
Golf and bowling are great sports to play for several reasons:
|1 week 12 hours ago||Aside from Kansas||
I feel like Michigan has had enough to win the whole thing for the last two years(Some of you scoffed at the idea before the tourney last year, but 5 points is pretty darned close). But aside from Kansas, the ball just hasn't bounced our way. I feel like if McGary stays(a big if) Michigan would have as good a shot as anyone to bring home the hardware. In my opinion it would be Michigan's best shot yet.
|1 week 13 hours ago||Very sad||
Not to thread jack, but I haven't heard anything about Rory in a while(The kid Josh and JMo kind of adopted from Mott)? I haven't heard any updates since Bartlestein graduated and the blog ended.