“The player development is the main thing I like (about Michigan),” Williams said. “You can see that they develop their players. They get them in the gym and they work them hard. And their hard work pays off.”
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|9 weeks 4 days ago||the most||
highlight video i've ever seen. bar none.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||This just made my morning.||
Great work, Ace. I have a feeling that most fans won't fully realize what they had in Glenn until he's gone, much like another athletically brilliant, underappreciated Robinson who graduated a few years ago. That Kansas reverse layup was my favorite play of his, up until the 2014 postseason when he suddenly turned into a corner 3 marksman when the team needed him most. GRIII may not have been as dominant as he could have been, but he was instrumental to both tourney runs.
|13 weeks 15 min ago||Cumong man||
OP just earned my first downvote ever! It's totally asinine to think that this is some sort of basketball/football issue. I'd hate to trot out the same old "several thousand DD deaths each year, 0 weed OD deaths ever" stats that everyone's seen countless times, but, like, cumong man.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||Gave em up, HOWEVA...||
2. 2 (both as student)
The continued high price of tickets, combined with the team's recent lack of success and a pathetic slate, might not have been enough to convince me to throw away my student season tix. However, I joined WCBN (student radio) this year, so I'll probably get to go to at least a few games by calling them. And, as a broke college kid, I don't think I'd make enough money by selling the tickets to those games to justify paying the full price of tix. Besides, I can always renew next year. The incentives for attending all the games in next year's ticket policy didn't really appeal to me because I'd rather watch the game from row 50 than row 5 anyway.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||yeah||
I should've added an "if healthy" caveat. I'm with you on Rose.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||I disagree||
He's 6'9, 19 years old, and he's got a really soft touch around the basket. He can take his man off the dribble, and he's obviously a strong and explosive athlete. He rebounds like a maniac, AND he hits his free throws. Randle's going to be an above-average starting PF for whoever drafts him within a few years.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Just imagine:||
Derrick Rose-Jimmy Butler-Nik Stauskas-Taj Gibson-Joakim Noah.
That's a title-winning lineup right there.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||I kinda like||
the idea of drafting Harris, if the Stones don't either get lucky and leap into the top-5 or unlucky and drop out of the first round. Pairing him with a (hopefully) improved KCP would give the Pistons two 3-and-D guys playing substantial minutes on the wings, which, you know, are two things the Pistons didn't have last year (3s and perimeter D). I don't know if either KCP or Harris have the size to match up with bigger SFs, but they'd be able to prop up the Jennings-Smith-Drummond defensive abomination a bit better than Stuckey and Singler. If everything works out, Smith doesn't have to defend SFs any more, Drummond sees some improvement, and the defense becomes competent. Competency is a playoff spot in the east.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||PJ Hairston at 16...||
... and Adreian Payne at 19.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Another interesting nugget||
Ford says that Stauskas, at 13, "has unlimited range, a super-quick release, and as a bonus, he can play point guard in a pinch."
I know Nik has good handles for a guy his size, on the wing, but is he really quick enough to play PG in the NBA?
|14 weeks 5 days ago||I never stopped||
groaning when Stauskas would attempt all those contested, off-dribble, impossible jumpers. More often than not, I was made a fool for doubting him. He may be "not just a shooter", but... those stats... those gifs... just, wow.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||They actually changed the rules||
We need to be in the top 8 to make it to the Big Ten tourney. It used to be 6, but they changed it this year in anticipation of Maryland and Rutgers joining the conference I believe. So, not exactly a "crucial" game but the middle of the conference is still tightly contested so every game counts.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||Well, eventually||
the dude was tackled by a principal. I imagine it might've been too chaotic for word to spread, especially seeing as it occurred in a period between classes. It's one thing to say "they should've tackled him" and another to be in the heat of the moment and have the courage (or stupidity, or both) to charge at a dude weilding a knife.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||I'd say Michigan||
because of the big ten regular season, but I think the teams were about even at season's end. As a fan, I'd rather have Michigan's season than Wisconsin's or MSU's.
|16 weeks 1 hour ago||That's||
a valid point, but I don't think his emotions would've been that big of a deal before Twitter. The nature of sports news now led to his overexposure, which probably exacerbated any problems previously present with his temperament.
Also, on another note, the flaws in his game that have led him to drop in this year's draft (not big enough to be SG, not really a PG, not a great 3-pt shooter) probably would've been overlooked 20 years ago, just because the style of play was so different. Smart's got a better NBA body than most, so I think that, combined with his talent and reduced coverage of his "emotions", would keep him in the first round despite his sophomore status.
|16 weeks 2 hours ago||agree with this 100%||
The league's talent may be watered down a bit by expansion but college kids today are every bit as athletic and talented as college kids 20 years ago. Probably more so, with advancements in athletic training, diet, etc.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||I highly recommend||
going down to Ray Fisher for a game on the weekend. The weather's clearing up, the team's competitive in every Big Ten game, it's cheap (free for students), and it's good baseball. There's usually 50-100 people there on any given weekend day, but they're fun to watch and deserve a bigger crowd.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||Offense||
looked pretty lackluster yesterday. Good to see they could string together a few hits at a key moment, after getting totally shut down by Matthews. Looks like the bullpen issues are going to continue all season though :/
|18 weeks 5 hours ago||Good for everybody involved||
except the school. Watching him this year I felt he had an NBA game. Strong finisher at the basket, pure shooting stroke, and there really wasn't anything to be gained by staying.
DraftExpress has him projected in the middle of the 2nd round, which... I mean, that's 10 spots below GRIII, and I'd definitely draft LQR over GR3, but what do I know? (insert joe dumars joke here)
|18 weeks 5 hours ago||That same logic||
could've been used to justify the Charlie Villanueva and Ben Gordon signings by Joe Dumars. This offseason has been horrible, save for the Kinsler trade and Ausmus signing. The bullpen is trash, the lineup has been severely downgraded, and the pitching staff is also worse in a season where the Tigers absolutely have to "win now". Dombrowski's made some good moves in the past, but those were widely lauded at the time too. These moves have, objectively, been horrible.
|19 weeks 21 hours ago||I got a midterm at 8.||
Think they'll postpone the game for me?
|19 weeks 6 days ago||I would upvote||
the crap out of this if I could.
|20 weeks 7 hours ago||One note:||
"Let's just say I can't see a Beilein team not knowing that you should try to steal the ball and foul quickly in that situation"
I think at some point near the end of the Louisville game last year Michigan failed to do that, when Beilein lost track of how many fouls there were. Just sayin.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||It'd be interesting to see||
It'd be interesting to see what UM's assist numbers were like in cold starts vs. hot finishes.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||I think a small part of the||
I think a small part of the problem is that at the beginning of each game, it seems like several possessions are devoted exclusively to getting GRIII going. These possessions mostly end up in contested twos or wild, unsuccessful drives to the basket. It also seems to be part of a larger problem; Michigan hasn't gotten into their free-flowing, ball-movement-based offensive rhythm until the middle of the first half. It's not that they're shooting cold, it's that the quality of their looks has been markedly worse in the opening moments of games than when their offense functions at full efficiency later in the game. This was definitely the big problem against Wisconsin; Michigan didn't record an assist the entire first half.
I don't know exactly why this is; it seems like a combination of not coming out with great focus, not playing smart to open up the game in addition to not being ready for the different defensive looks opposing teams throw at them. I'm not sure how they fix this, but it seems more likely that this is just randomness than a trend indicative of slow starts to come in March. At least that's what I'm telling myself. Because John Beilein's too good of a coach and this team has too much offensive talent to come out this cold this consistently. It's frustrating to watch but I bet they'll make an adjustment soon, either through some sort of tweaks to their gameplan or simple regression to the mean.
|22 weeks 4 hours ago||Harbaugh||
is arguably the most desired/best football coach in the sport today. He could have just about any job he wanted, for just about as much money as he wanted. Michigan, as of right now, is a middle-of-the-road Big Ten team. Not exactly a "destination" job. So even if there is a rift, the chances of him coming to Michigan, realistically, are pretty low, no matter how great of a fit he'd be.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||(PAST TENSE OF)||
|22 weeks 2 days ago||Stream just mentioned||
that JH has a 30-1 shot ratio in their first two games. As in, they've managed to take 30 shots for every 1 by their opponents. That probably doesn't bode well for Michigan.
|22 weeks 2 days ago||Any word||
on whether 2014 target Malik McDowell might be in attendance?
|22 weeks 3 days ago||OT:||
James Harden took the Stauskas to the NBA tonight
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