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|3 weeks 2 days ago||Agreed, would be a good||
Agreed, would be a good follow-up question to clarify if he'd like Shane to redshirt.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||It's not just HBS and the||
It's not just HBS and the athletic facilities. The medical school (and most affiliated hospitals), dental school, public health school, and much of the new engineering school are all in Boston too.
|12 weeks 14 min ago||I'm a huge fan of Trey, but||
I'm a huge fan of Trey, but this does seem a bit curious.
This coming year will be the make-or-break in terms of whether he gets a second NBA contract.
|12 weeks 10 hours ago||The NBA highly values youth||
The NBA highly values youth because they believe they can develop players better than college teams.
That is to say, a third year of school likely would have brought down GRIII's stock. Just like a second year did. There is opportunity cost in staying in school.
I know it's in your interest as a U-M fan to have players like GRIII stay, but try to take a more rational approach to the risks and benefits that players like him confront.
|12 weeks 10 hours ago||Because talent is still||
Because talent is still hugely important, and there are only 150 starting spots in the NBA.
I don't really get your point.
|12 weeks 10 hours ago||I think this is||
I think this is speculation.
NBA teams routinely put players they want to keep and develop into the D-league, so I think that's pretty strong evidence against your point.
|12 weeks 18 hours ago||Why? So you could benefit||
Why? So you could benefit from watching him play for free?
This line of logic is so old and weak.
The truth is that, all things being equal, young players tend to develop better in the NBA than in college. They also get to their second contract quicker. So, if anything, GRIII should have gone after his freshman year.
|46 weeks 3 days ago||Brian should put this on the||
Brian should put this on the front page. Lots of thoughtful, relevant information here.
|51 weeks 6 days ago||Epic dangling modifier to||
Epic dangling modifier to start out this post:
|1 year 2 days ago||I agree with Dr. Explosion||
I agree with Dr. Explosion that if this team is winning, all of the offenses of the Brandon regime are tolerated. That doesn't mean that we minimize the offenses; it just means that winning is an overpowering elixir.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Incredibly high-quality||
Incredibly high-quality content. Nice work, Ace.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||What's wrong with celebrating||
What's wrong with celebrating a team that, statistically, had the best offense over the past 12 years?
You have a whopping 29 days of experience on MGoBlog, so I'll let this be my last response to you.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||You should make a quick chart||
You should make a quick chart a la UMHoops of all the freshman point guards with KenPom ORtg and %Poss on the two axes. That would be the single best way to compare Waltons performance. I would include only those with minimum, say, 25% of minutes.
Just a thought. It would take like 5 minutes.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||I like how you make fun of||
I like how you make fun of people who misuse statistics then do the exact same thing yourself:
"Through 20 games Burke has shown he can't shoot, is not a good defender, and is injury prone, but I'm not willing to sell him down the river just yet."
All three of these statements are incorrect or easily contestable.
1. "Through 20 games" -> He's played 8 games, not 20.
2. "Can't shoot" -> Burke has shot 40% on 100 field goals, 40 of which are 3FGA (and shooting it at 42%). His eFG% is 47%.
3. "Injury prone" -> Burke has had 1 injury and missed 12 games. Hardly enough to already call him injury prone.
Think a little more next time.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||This is not quite an "I'd let||
This is not quite an "I'd let him date my daughter" quote, but I assume that's because his coach only has sons.
Hey, careful with the assumptions. You never know, perhaps one day we'll hear a high school football coach say something like: "I'd let this young man date my son."
|2 years 16 weeks ago||Anyone know if you can buy||
Anyone know if you can buy the small laptop sticker from the video with the block "M" on it? That was pretty tight.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||Get off your high horse a||
Get off your high horse a bit. I don't think the purported "academic superiority" actually makes that much of a difference in the end, especially as most kids -- even at U-M -- major in the sports disciplines.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||Love the old recruiting||
Love the old recruiting board. Glad you're bringing it back, Brian. I think you had it in the Blogspot phase, no? Many ppl will not know the long, illustrious history of the board.
Sad Josh is an oldie but a goodie.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||I think Darius's decision was||
I think Darius's decision was actually a smart one. Please don't disparage him by calling him not an "actual NBA prospect" when he's been in the league for 2 years now. He's already proven he was an NBA prospect. Keep in mind that Darius Morris made about $1,000,000 over the past 2 years.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||I hate that this thread||
I hate that this thread exists. There is no question that he deserves his number retired. He's the best MIchigan player in 20 years.
Geesh, the effrontery to suggest that he has to stay four years to "earn" such an honor is pretty mind-blowing. He was an awesome player and an awesome representative of the program. Now he's going to get paid. Good for him.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||Only need to look at the||
Only need to look at the Manny Harris model to see how important it is to develop your skills before you get to the bigs.
Sorry dude, people say this a lot and it's pretty ignorant.
Actually, Manny's decision did work out pretty well for him. He got the chance to audition for multiple seasons in the NBA, made NBA-money for 2 years, and got the chance to work on his game for a full year when he would have had to invest time in classes.
Just because he didn't make an NBA roster for 10 years doesn't mean his decision was a bad one.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||I too worship at the throne||
I too worship at the throne of KenPom, but Florida simply does not pass the sanity check for me of a dominant #1 overall seed. Vegas appears to agree with me to an extent and gives Michigan 2.5-3 points compared to KenPom's 5. In terms of probabilities, Vegas thus gives us something like a 40% chance of winning.
Not tempting KenPom deity, but, in the end, it's just a model!
|2 years 27 weeks ago||Should have been a flagrant||
|2 years 27 weeks ago||Should have been a flagrant||
Should have been a flagrant 2, should have been ejected from the game. It was one of the most disgraceful things I've ever seen on a basketball court.
Basketball justice, too.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||We kinda have 3 of the best||
We kinda have 3 of the best shooters in the Big Ten. Not sure if asking for Glen Rice 2.0 is realistic...
|2 years 28 weeks ago||No doubt the dude's got game||
No doubt the dude's got game and would get minutes even in our backcourt.
HOWEVA, I was surprised how little lift he had on his jumper. The key will be stopping him from getting his shots off; if he does, he can obviously fill it.
Also, will he guard Burke? No chance in hell he can stay in front of him.
|2 years 30 weeks ago||I'm just a guy, but over||
I'm just a guy, but over the past year I actually haven't been that impressed by Walton's highlights. He's definitely guru-approved; it's just his tape doesn't jump out to me like Burke's did when he came out of Northland. His jumper doesn't look consistently smooth, and he tends to finger roll a lot of the bunnies. On the other hand, I do like his vision, and he's got good quicks especially of the pick-and-roll.
We'll see next year I guess how he adapts. I hope well.
|2 years 36 weeks ago||Lot of assumptions there. I||
Lot of assumptions there. I don't want to speculate too much, but GRIII's dad has not been a big part of his life and I'm not sure what the family and personal situation is.
If GRIII is a top 20 pick like some of the pundits have him, it would be totally reasonable for him to go pro, and we (as fans) should support him.
|2 years 36 weeks ago||Stauskis's TO rate is||
Stauskis's TO rate is actually very low -- in the Burke range. Not sure what you're looking at.
|2 years 42 weeks ago||I'd honestly prefer Vogrich||
I'd honestly prefer Vogrich over Levert. I'm not sure what extra he gives.