just what the Pistons need: a third string center. Joe Dumars was replaced by a mean ol' alien a few years back you guys.
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|10 weeks 1 day ago||Usually refrain from comments like this, but...||
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Read this comment again in a||
Read this comment again in a few years. Tell me what ya think.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||the sweet part is...?||
Being happy for his former teammates and coaches who did make it?
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Free throws factor minimally||
Free throws factor minimally in a player's draft stock.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Wait the "magazine" is just a||
Wait the "magazine" is just a front for the actual goal of financially incentivizing Trey Burke to forego the NBA another year, right?
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Scratch that upon rewatch.||
Scratch that upon rewatch. Classic overreaction to a few bad plays.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||I understand the sentiment||
I understand the sentiment but we've been great all season in quick turnaround games. I wish we played Syracuse tomorrow because THEY need ample time to prepare for US.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||FWIW||
Beilein vs Cuse
2007 - DNP
2006 - 0/1. Lost by 2 on road.
2005 - 0/2. Lost by 8 on road, 9 in BE tourney. WVU made Made elite 8.
2004 - 0/1. Lost by 13 at home. WVU finished 15-13.
2003 - 0/2. Lost by 14 at home, 38 on road. WVU finished 14-15.
2002 - 0/2. Lost by 14 and 12.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Spike, Stauskas||
Spike got 11 minutes because Stauskas missed transition opportunites and couldn't get through screens on defense, forcing us to constantly switch and lag one step behind the offense. Spike is better at getting around screens and being in the right place in transition.
Rough game but Stauskas will improve when he's comfortable being a go-to contributor instead of always deferring to an elder.
|18 weeks 2 days ago||Thinking the same thing...||
6 point halftime lead. Do just enough in 2nd half to win by 1 or 2.
|18 weeks 2 days ago||More missed shots than made||
More missed shots than made shots.
|18 weeks 2 days ago||Shucks, late to this thread||
But better late than ever.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||His excitement is genuine and||
His excitement is genuine and warranted unlike the Dick Vitale's of the world.
Even though you don't appreciate his enthusiasm you do recognize he's one of the most well-prepared and thorough broadcasters in the business, yea?
|18 weeks 6 days ago||Blasphemy.||
|23 weeks 2 days ago||I expect us to play well||
I expect us to play well considering we're good.
|36 weeks 1 day ago||Thanks, love ya.||
Thanks, love ya.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||The Game||
Against Jay Z and Kanye but you find The Game entertaining? Must be a westcoast rap fan...
|2 years 12 weeks ago||Incomplete info||
Need to know turnovers/game for a more complete assessment.
|2 years 15 weeks ago||Do you know who is||
Do you know who is officiating today?
|2 years 16 weeks ago||Yea Minnesota plain stinks||
Yea Minnesota plain stinks w/o Nolen. Smack them, beat msu, win the first B10 tourney game, and then we're probably on a neutral court playing for a tourney bid.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||You're allowed to have a||
You're allowed to have a dominant hand and still be a successful basketball player. Darius's right hand is dominant and he prefers to finish with it, but he has the ability to finish left when necessary. And really we don't even need Darius to be able to finish left as well as he finishes right. As long as he can beat a defender going left he'll continue to draw fouls or draw help defense and create space for shooters.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||Exactly||
And that's why it's so baffling that so many people can misdiagnose a perceived weakness. Basketball is not rocket science. Darius could not put up his numbers without a strong left hand.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||I think it's ridiculous to||
I think it's ridiculous to say he has no left. He could not have so many assists and so few turnovers without 2 reliable hands. Otherwise opponents could just force him to go left and let the mistakes flow from there. Obviously that doesn't happen. It makes me chuckle when announcers say things like "ohhh, teams are going to catch on that he has no left hand and that'll show up in scouting reports" as if they picked up on some weakness before the other B10 coaches did. You can't force Darius to go left because his first left step is quick enough to beat his defender to the lane, and bad things happen from there for the defense.
And that's really my point in the context of Darius's NBA stock: scouts won't care so much how well he finishes with his left. As long as it's solid enough that he can't be forced to lose vision, lose control, make mistakes, i.e., as long as he has a high assist to TO ratio (he does) he'll be a serviceable NBA guard. Nobody drafts a player like Darius to score 20 ppg. They draft him because he creates a mismatch against smaller guards and can potentially avg 8 apg; his left hand doesn't prevent either from happening, so it isn't the reason Darius needs to come back next season.
I never defended his jumper because I don't think it's that good. That needs more improvement than his LEFFFTTT HANDDjfdsaf
|2 years 16 weeks ago||Now that Hoffarber's||
Now that Hoffarber's been forced to take a bigger role Minnesota is as bad as anybody in the B10. If we can't beat them, even on the road, we'll have a hard time winning the other 2.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||I doubt Hightower holds a||
I doubt Hightower holds a particular grudge against Michigan, but he seems to like some coaches more than others and lets those preferences preclude objectivity. He likes Tom Izzo. Maybe he didn't like Bill Freider. He's also a people-pleaser so he'll make bad calls to win the home crowd's favor. That's how it seems anyway.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||He has no left hand right||
He has no left hand right now? Hmm, i'll have to keep an eye on that... But I'll certainly take your word for it, BTN announcer/NBA scout.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||I agree his lack of||
I agree his lack of explosiveness separates him from 1st round PGs. Thank you so much for not saying he isn't good enough for a lottery pick because he doesn't have a left hand.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||Pleeeeasseeee stop with the||
Pleeeeasseeee stop with the "no left hand" nonsense! You take what the defense gives you. If Darius can go right he'll go right. If he must go left he'll go left, and he'll do so without losing vision or turning the ball over.
Stu Douglass is an example of somebody with subpar ambidexterity. He dribbles competently with his right hand, but as soon as he's forced to go left he puts his head down, loses sight of the court and his teammates, gets trapped, and turns the ball over. Darius, not so much.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||"mature, get stronger,||
"mature, get stronger, develop his left hand a bit more and get a servicable jump shot."
thanks for the keen basketball insight you regurgitating idiot. watch basketball and stop listening to other people's generic commentary.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||Do you actually watch the||
Do you actually watch the games or just listen to the announcers? Darius has a left. Stop being stupid.