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|33 sec ago||It's not necessarily about||
It's not necessarily about exploring downtown, because sure, when you have time to just stroll (which isn't all that often) then downtown is one of many places to head. But if I just want some food, I don't want to walk from campus to Main St because there are lots of options that don't require that.
|1 hour 10 min ago||I agree with that, also||
I agree with that, also pending transfers. We need at least one big in 2015 if we don't pull another one in this year.
|1 hour 13 min ago||I just think his skill set||
I just think his skill set would be a waste there. He's a terrific ball handler and shooter. He's more like LeVert than GRIII. Like I said, he could slide there is we wanted a line-up with a PG and three wings, but I don't see that happening often.
If LeVert goes pro a year from now, Chatman and Irvin will be our two starting wings anyway, and they'd probably slot Bielfeldt or Wilson at the 4.
|1 hour 17 min ago||It makes you a troll because||
It makes you a troll because (at least is seems like) you're trying to start an argument about why you don't think Blimpy Burger is very good. There is no product out there that 100% of the population likes. Some people think Rolexes or Mercedes Benzes are overrated too.
No one is contending that 100% of people go crazy for Blimpy Burger. But this is a thread celebrating its return, so you playing Debbie Downer is a bit troll-ish.
|1 hour 21 min ago||I think that's probably true.||
I think that's probably true. The 3 in the NBA is a scoring position - it is the #1 or #2 scoring option on almost all NBA teams, especially the top teams. These guys are typically either great spot up shooters, or are able to create their own offense. I haven't seen GRIII do that much at all in his two years in college.
He was a great stretch 4 in college because he could step out and hit a mid-range jumper with relative frequency and he had great athleticism that made up for his lack of ideal height.
I'm trying to think of an NBA player he compares to favorably, and I just can't think of one.
|1 hour 27 min ago||I completely agree with you||
I completely agree with you that Donnal will be a 5 moving forward. Also, I didn't mean guys couldn't play a particular spot at times when we go with a different line up. I was referring to what a guy will play primarily. Sure, sometimes Spike and Walton are on the floor together, but you wouldn't list either of them as an option at SG.
Chatman is 30 pounds lighter than GRIII, so he'll have a really tough time with anyone of decent size down low. I agree we could slide one of those guys to the 4 at certain times when we're playing small, or when the opposing team has a starting big on the bench, but not as a standard line up.
|1 hour 32 min ago||Agreed. The only times I||
Agreed. The only times I ever went to Main St when I was a student, even an upperclassman, was when someone's parents (including mine) were in town and we went out for dinner. Otherwise, I never left the general campus area. And I lived on the West side of campus.
|1 hour 34 min ago||To be honest with you, I||
To be honest with you, I don't know. He had lots of opportunities to shoot outside shots and take it to the hole. It's not like he was being asked to post up on the block or something. When you watched GRIII play, was he down low or on the perimeter more often? PFs don't play out on the perimeter much at all.
|1 hour 40 min ago||Why do people keep talking||
Why do people keep talking about Chatman at the four? Or Irvin, for that matter? Those guys are wings all the way. Would you have played THJr or Stauskas at the 4?
|1 hour 42 min ago||Yeah, neither of those are||
Yeah, neither of those are overrated in the slightest. The only people who think Blimpy's is overrated are the people who just don't like all the grease and the only people who think Zingerman's is overrated are poor.
|1 hour 50 min ago||The thing about Huff is that||
The thing about Huff is that our 4 is a lot like an NBA 3. Beilein essentially uses PG, SG, SG, SF, PF/C.
|1 hour 54 min ago||That's a badass picture.||
That's a badass picture. Also, I want that jacket.
|1 hour 56 min ago||Sure - that front line you||
Sure - that front line you list would be great, but then we don't have any back ups. The more likely scenario is that both Donnal and Doyle at at the 5, unless we pick up a young big man in the meantime, either by transfer or in the 2015 recruiting class. If we get one of the 2014 wings who are visiting this weekend (which is likely) I don't think we want Huff if he wants to be a wing player here. In 2015 we'll have Irvin (most likely), Chatman, Wilson and that last 2014 guy, plus any 2015 recruits. At this point, the only 4/5 guys we will have is Donnal and Doyle, plus 2015 recruits, but bigs have a harder time producing right away than guards.
|2 hours 2 min ago||I think we measure up well||
I think we measure up well against all of those schools, possibly better depending on what he's studying.
|16 hours 59 min ago||He will get drafted by the||
He will get drafted by the Raiders.
|17 hours 5 min ago||I bet he doesn't go.||
I bet he doesn't go. Although your scenario is possible, the more likely scenario is his back scares off scouts this year (especially when the draft is so deep already) and having one healthy season makes him a top-10 pick. The problem with him is that his back is still not 100%, and unless he can get it there by the draft work-outs (which is like a month away), he's fucked.
Almost no one who is projected to go high in this draft decided to come back, and the consensus is that McGary is a second round pick. So if he's worries about hurting his back again next year, that's equally bad if he declares and misses the first round because then he just won't get signed and he'll flounder forever.
|17 hours 13 min ago||I've got Target. Boring, but||
I've got Target. Boring, but probably accurate. I would not be complaining about a busty brunnette. Especially one that doesn't talk back.
|17 hours 22 min ago||He's saying if McGary enters||
He's saying if McGary enters this draft. I haven't seen any bigs that we've been going after, and you'd think the coaches would be scrambling for that if they felt McGary was leaving now that Horford is gonzo.
|17 hours 34 min ago||I think he's a 4. They'll||
I think he's a 4. They'll probably ask him to put on 10lbs, which he may have done anyway, but that's fine for Beilein's system. It only becomes an issue for teams with 2 good bigs, but then they'll have a tough time guarding him too.
|17 hours 37 min ago||Huff would be a perfect 4 for||
Huff would be a perfect 4 for Beilein. Tall but can shoot. Basically a 3 in the NBA. He's a legit talent too, so this would be quite the pick up. In 2015, McGary will likely be gone with only Donnal and Doyle at the 5, meaning we'd have minutes available at the 4. Only DJ Wilson really fits that spot, and even he's more of a wing anyway.
|22 hours 40 min ago||I hold no ill-will toward||
I hold no ill-will toward Horford at all, but he's not an NBA player, not even a back up. There are lots of 6'10" dudes who can do what he does or better. I'm not glad he left because I believe he can still be a quality college center, but he will not have an NBA career. I would much rather have Morgan on my NBA team, and I don't think he has a shot in the league either. If DaShawn Sims can't get into the league, Horford doesn't have a prayer.
|22 hours 45 min ago||So what you're saying is his||
So what you're saying is his general studies degree hasn't held him back at all?
I know a lot of non-athletes who were general studies majors. I was a sociology major, which unless I were to go on to be a sociology professor, is no different from a general studies major. The only difference is that I could have subbed out about 25 credits of 300-400 level soc classes with Econ, psych, Spanish, philosophy, or whatever else interested me. In fact, had I know what I was going to do for a living it probably would have been more beneficial for my career because it would have been more well rounded.
This whole general studies thing has been blown way out of proportion as if a general studies major just takes 120 credits of stats 100 and gets a degree.
|1 day 1 hour ago||Camp offers have a tendency||
Camp offers have a tendency of being guys who over-achieve based on their recruiting rankings. Previous examples include Courtney Avery and Channing Stribling. Both were low 3-stars.
|1 day 1 hour ago||Yes, that's true. I suppose I||
Yes, that's true. I suppose I overstated it the first time, but my only point was that their rankings aren't that far off, if they are at all.
|1 day 1 hour ago||We have 5 2015 commits. As a||
We have 5 2015 commits. As a percentage of available spots, that's probably pretty close to average right now. OSU only has 3, for example. Same with MSU, and one of them is Jayru Campbell, who is probably a tenuous commit.
|1 day 1 hour ago||I bet that will stop soon.||
I bet that will stop soon. With more big name schools going non-Nike, Nike will have to pony up the dough to keep the schools they have.
|1 day 1 hour ago||I think there's a difference||
I think there's a difference between slang and blatant misspelling, especially when that misspelling is another word, one that means the exact opposite. Re-sign means to continue, and resign means to quit.
I had this issue at work recently when my coworker wrote "apart" but meant "a part" which are also opposites. No one is crucifying you for it, but when you make a mistake, you only look worse when you try to explain why your mistake is actually OK.
|1 day 1 hour ago||Highly doubtful. Michigan||
Highly doubtful. Michigan fans buy Michigan gear, and the brand makes little difference, I would imagine.
|1 day 1 hour ago||This is America. L.A. Gear.||
This is America. L.A. Gear.
|1 day 1 hour ago||You're right, proven is||
You're right, proven is probably not the best word to use. But Hackenberg took the reigns and looked very good for a true frosh, whereas Max Brown, who rivals had as their top QB, wasn't even part of the QB controversy between two inexperienced RS sophs, neither of whom looked very good.
You're exactly right that who ends up being the best QB in that class is still up in th air, but ESPN's guy is certainly the leader at this point. My point was that ESPN rankings aren't worthless, and in some cases they hit where the other services miss.