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|1 day 29 min ago||I hear what you are saying||
Kid says he is now 6' 8". I'm going to believe that a 6' 8" guy who was the Div 3 rookie of the year will figure out a way to get his shot off. You're not going to be able to guard him with many people that are taller than him, so he'll be able to just shoot over a lot of people. Will some people be able to shut him down? Sure, but that wouldn't be shocking. Even Stauskas got shut down a few times last year, and I don't think we're expecting this kid to be 1989 Glen Rice or something.
I'm not promising super-stardom for him or anything, but just for example, look at Michigan. Who exactly on our roster from last year would we put on him to deny his shot? If he's really 6' 8" he's already taller than most of the guys who got major minutes for us last year.at anything but the 5. Would GRIII or Levert be able to consistently deny his shot? Maybe Levert with his wingspan? But Levert would probably be needed on someone smaller and quicker. I know we weren't exactly a good defensive team, and I'm sure he'll run into good defenders who will have his number, but my bet is at that height he'll get plenty of looks at the rim, especially with Beilein drawing things up.
|1 day 5 hours ago||He's 6' 7"||
Not many 6' 7" guys have an impossible time finding shots unless they are the only good player on the team.
Will he have a wide open 3-pointer every time down the floor? Probably not, especially if he continues to shoot over 40% from 3. But he will get shots.
|1 day 6 hours ago||Irvin didn't make many shots?????||
He hit 62 3-pointers in 569 minutes! Not only was his 62 3's #2 on the team behind Stauskas, but his rate of a 3-pointer made every 9.17 minutes was by far the highest on the team, even higher than Stauskas.
His overall FG rate was a made bucket every 6.69 minutes. Stauskas clocked in at a made bucket every 6.92 minutes. So Irvin actually scored a bucket MORE often than Stauskas did when he was on the floor.
|5 days 10 hours ago||If||
Strong wins 6 conference games in 3 years, he probably won't last at Texas either.
|6 days 6 hours ago||I believe||
what you are referring to is called a "lack of instituational control".
Sounds like the OSU band has been this way for a long long time, and the behavior was pretty much accepted and/or approved by the staff of the band.
|6 days 6 hours ago||Well||
The Glocks were still a think in the early 90's but I never did ride on their bus. So maybe some s*** went down on that bus that I never heard about--can't say that it didn't. But there was certainly never anything at a practice or anything that anyone on the staff was ever aware off that was tolerated or tacitly approved of.
I mean, I'm not saying people didn't make sexual jokes--c'mon this is college we're talking about. I'm saying there is a definite difference between people making some crude jokes on a road trip and the stuff talked about in that report.
|6 days 10 hours ago||Wow||
Can't speak for the Michigan Marching Band recently, but I know when I was in it in the early 90's there was NONE of this kind of s*** happening. Hell, one guy got suspended for just making a loud public sexual innuendo towards a girl during a group meeting, and honestly everyone knew he was just being a stupid goofball. But it just wasn't tolerated.
Also, we were told that if we were caught drinking on bowl trips we'd be put on the next flight home. Doesn't mean it still didn't happen, but it was explicitly forbidden, and there was no wink-wink nudge-nudge going on.
I'm not saying we were perfect or anything, but there is no way in hell stuff like this would have ever been tolerated. We were told that we represented the University, and ANYTHING done that would shine a negative light on Michigan was pretty much a zero tolerance zone.
|1 week 11 hours ago||Nope||
He was only arbitration eligible. So he wasn't free per se, but he was only going to make what he was going to get in arbitration. This year he's making $7.2M
Not too shabby for a guy who is 9-2 with a 2.92 ERA and a 1.128 WHIP.
|1 week 1 day ago||plaqaued?||
Their family had bad teeth? Too many wall hangings?
|1 week 2 days ago||Based on this year alone||
I think even 2013 "I stink so much you're going to release me" Valverde might be better than 2014 Nathan.
Valverde 2013 for Detroit 5.59 ERA, 1.241 WHIP, 3.17 K/BB
Nathan 2014: 6.06 ERA, 1.54 WHP, 2.38 K/BB
Valverde's WHIP was significantly better. However he was giving up a huge number of home runs. Nathan has only give up 5 home runs all year. Valverde had already given up 6 home runs in 19 innings, after giving up 8 home runs in all of 2012 and 2013 combined.
Nathan's problem this year isn't home runs. It's that he can't seem to ever get anyone out.
|1 week 5 days ago||I think||
the "enough is enough" quote was very telling.
We aren't the only peope that are completely fed up with Dave Brandon. The man is a total @$$hat and honestly, the sooner he decides to go run for political office or go make more crappy pizza or do something, ANYTHING else and leave Michigan alone, we will all be better for it.
This isn't to say there aren't MORE incompetent ADs out there, as I'm sure there are (cough!, everyone Rutgers hires cough!). But we've got to be able to find someone who isn't intent on turning Michigan football into a 3-ring circus at every opportunity.
|1 week 5 days ago||Pathetic||
if we have to have fireworks during a damn Michigan football game to get people to come, then this might be the lowest point in the program since Bo took over. Good lord.
|1 week 5 days ago||Are you sure||
she isn't the J. Ira and Nicki Harris Vice-President of the Univeristy of Michigan?
|1 week 5 days ago||But||
there wouldn't be empty seats if Brandon weren't failing so miserably at his job.
The reason so many people have bailed on the team is that Brandon has jacked prices up so much that unless the team wins 10+ games every year, a lot of people don't feel like it is worth $3,000 to come watch them. They feel like they can watch them go 8-5 for free at home.
Brandon has priced the tickets like this is the early 1990s when Michigan won Big Ten titles every year, not 2014 when Michigan hasn't sniffed the Big Ten title since 2 coaching staffs ago.
|2 weeks 11 hours ago||Yeah, had a similar experience||
Last few months of high school just sucked. By the end I couldn't wait to get out, get to UofM and just start over. Ended up probably being the start of the best 5 years of my life, so......
Depression sucks. Went thorugh it about 13 years ago when a bunch of s*** happened all at once in my life. It's like you lose all sense of who you used to be and have no idea how to find yourself again. Really really scary. I never becaume suicidal but I definitely got to the point where I was somewhat indifferent about whether I continued to live or not. F***ed up stuff. Never thought it could happen to me.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Yeah, C'mon||
He's never going to be Larry Bird. Bird was 6-9 220. Stauskas is a shooting guard.
I've said before that if you want to make crazy HOF comparisons for Nik, Reggie Miller is the place to go.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Smart Move for his legacy IMO||
if he wants to be remembered as an all-time great, like top-5, the way to do it is to come back home and win titles in Cleveland. He thought he would get respect by winning titles in Miami but he realizes now that it doesn't quite work that way. People don't respect the way he did it--running away from Cleveland and engineering a good situation in a place that held no connection to him at all. That isn't how superstars are supposed to win titles. They are supposed to be the center of gravity. They aren't supposed to go looking for the easiest path to the ring.
So now he can repair his image AND build his legacy. Maybe it won't happen. But I don't think there was any other place it was going to happen but Cleveland.
|3 weeks 10 hours ago||Legacy crap||
I think he may be really worked up about the Legacy crap.
|3 weeks 12 hours ago||Taxes?||
I don't think Lebron cares about taxes.
He cares about 3 things:
1) Respect, which is why he wants a max deal
2) The fact that everyone hates him, which he thinks coming back to Cleveland might fix
3) The fact that no one seems to count his titles equal to those of everyone elses because he "engineered" them in Miami, which coming back to Cleveland and WINNING might fix.
The whole thing seems crazy, but given what seems important to LeBron, this might actually happen. I don't see any other place where he could really get what he wants.
He may want to "undo" the decision. And honestly, who could blame him after what it did to his image? He got his titles out of it, but was it really worth it?
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Agreed||
If McGary had a 1st round guarantee before the draft then he probably should have gone pro even without the pot suspension. His back injury made him coming back for another season rather risky. if he comes back and hurts his back again he becomes permanently damanged goods.
That being said, the McGary on that summer league tape looks like a lottery pick type player if he could have played like that for us next year.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Well||
what happened with Mitch's suspension sucked for him and for Michigan, but at least he landed on his feet. Getting a first round deal with OKC guarantees that if his back holds up (and it sounds like so far, so good) he should be able to make an impact. And if it doesn't, he should have a good chunk of change to fall back on.
Honestly, if he could have known for sure before the draft that he was going to go in the first round I would have told him to go even without the suspension. If he came back to Michigan next year and re-injured his back, I doubt he would ever go in the 1st round again IMO. He would have picked up the "often-injured" label and been too much of a risk.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||A lot||
of authoritarian pricks would much rather be living in 1950.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||LOL||
Ok. Only 5 guys in history drafted below #9 have won it. But I do admire your blind Michigan homerism.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||ROY?||
Not to burst your bubble, but I believe the last time someone not from the first round won the NBA ROY was 1957-58.
|4 weeks 3 hours ago||Exactly||
NOTHING about the 2nd round is good. It's a massive disappointment for someone like GR III who was a 1st round talent. It's the equivalent of a star football player who was at one point projected in the 1st or 2nd round going in the 7th round of the NFL draft.
|4 weeks 12 hours ago||Have you ever seen a feature on the D-League?||
It's utterly depressing. No fans. No perks. I't like playing single A baseball. Everyone there is just desperate to do ANYTHING to get themselves noticed so that they can escape.
|4 weeks 12 hours ago||I guess||
if you assume he couldn't repeat the performance he was giving at the end of the season last year and that he wasn't going to get any better at all, then yeah, abandon ship and go. I saw a guy with a ton of potential who was finally putting it together and who, if he played like he was capable all year, was pretty much a mid to low first round lock, somewhere in the 17-27 range.
Oh well, his life, now he's gotta battle back and make what he will with it.
|4 weeks 12 hours ago||The fact||
that people are negging you for stating obvious facts shows the lunacy of people in this thread. They are utterly delusional. And pretty much incompetent at math.
|4 weeks 12 hours ago||Right||
There was no guarnatee he makes a jump in 2015. But the value of making those improvements in college and THEN going into the draft are HUGE. Right now he's facing the possibility of not even being signed to his team.
You are probably right that he should have gone after his freshman year but that is really big hindsight, as no one could have forseen that he would play so poorly for a good chunk of 2014. My point is, he lit it up during the end of 2014. I mean, he played really well for the last month of the season. IMO all he really had to do is keep playing like that for an entire season and he's probably a 1st round pick.
|4 weeks 22 hours ago||Not much of a worse situation to slip to||
Yeah, if he had just sucked he could have slipped entirely out of the draft, which would have been worse. That wasn't very likely. and if his abilities are really that suspect then he is done anyway. There is always the spectre of a major injury and that is the one thing no one can control. Again, that wasn't very likely, and he would have still been likely to go in the 2nd round unless his future to play basketball was in jeopardy.
Honestly, the people in this thread talking about his 2nd round draft position as if it is some sort of great "opportunity" are delusional. The "opportunity" you have is the NBA DRAFT. THAT is your big shot. When a talent like GR III goes in the 2nd round of the draft, there is no "silver lining". It is a collosal error on the part of his team of advisors. They either gave him terrible advice or they were being fed bullshit by some NBA teams who told GR III they wanted him in the 1st round and then passed on him. Or some NBA team did honestly want him but then changed their mind when someone else dropped to them. Who knows what was promised to GR III?
You guys can spin it all you want. This was clearly a massive mistake by GR III and the article posted by the OP has it right--he was one of the obvious guys in the draft who had the most to gain by coming back for another year of college ball.
None of this means GR III can't still make it now. But his road is about 4-5 times harder now than it would have been if he had been drafted in the first round.