Michigan '13 NBA Reunion

Michigan '13 NBA Reunion

Submitted by jmerda12 on January 15th, 2018 at 11:29 PM
Trey Burkes first game back in the league for the Knicks tonight came against Nik Stauskus, Caris Levert and the Nets. Tim Hardaway Jr is also back, but sat because NBA. NYK won 119-104. Trey scored 5 in 8 minutes, Nik was scoreless in 7 min, and Caris had 20 and 7 rebs in 30 min. He in particular has really been playing well. Will be fun to keep watching both teams and see if those guys still have the same chemistry together.

Very OT - LA Lakers trade D'Angelo Russell and Timofey Mozgov to the Brooklyn Nets (Caris LeVert)

Very OT - LA Lakers trade D'Angelo Russell and Timofey Mozgov to the Brooklyn Nets (Caris LeVert)

Submitted by BoFlex on June 20th, 2017 at 8:06 PM

In an completely unexpected move, the Lakers give SG D'Angelo Russell and C Timofey Mozgov to the Brooklyn Nets and in return recieve Net's C Brook Lopez and the 27th overall pick:

Lakers are trading Tim Mozgov and D'Angelo Russell to Nets for Brook Lopez and 27th pick Thursday, sources say.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) June 20, 2017

Also according to Woj, the Lakers making the moves to entice Pacers' Paul George and Cavs' LeBron James as FAs in 2018:

For the Lakers, this is longer-term play to clear space for Paul George and LeBron James pursuit. Lonzo Ball on way at No.2 https://t.co/KxfdEuAUO0

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) June 20, 2017

I wonder what this means for former Wolverine and 1st rounder SG Caris LeVert on the Nets. Caris spent a large portion of his rookie season coming back from injury, but ended the season with an average of 10pt/2ast/4rbs on 24 minutes after the All-Star Break. It really looked like the Nets were committed to starting and developing LeVert for the long-haul.

Currently the Nets' backcourt consists of:

  • PG: Jeremy Lin, Isaiah Whitehead, Spencer Dinwiddle
  • SG: D'Angelo Russell, Sean Kilpatrick, Caris LeVert, Randy Foye, Archie Goodwin, KJ McDaniels

Caris LeVert healthy and playing for the Nets

Caris LeVert healthy and playing for the Nets

Submitted by Blue in Paradise on January 6th, 2017 at 1:56 AM
http://www.newsday.com/sports/basketball/nets/nets-rookie-caris-levert-… I saw Caris playing tonight and was happy to note that his foot looks healthy and he is playing with a lot energy. I hadn't seen any posts so I thought I would pass this slong...

Caris LeVert writes to NBA GMs in The Players' Tribune

Caris LeVert writes to NBA GMs in The Players' Tribune

Submitted by JeepinBen on June 22nd, 2016 at 2:01 PM

Am I the only one "working" today? This is great. Caris writes about his early challenges, overcoming adversity, ending up a Wolverine, and why he's ready to work in the NBA.

http://www.theplayerstribune.com/2016-6-22-caris-levert-nba-draft-letter-to-gms/

 

Dear NBA GMs: My name is Caris LeVert. I’m a six-foot-seven point-slash-shooting guard from Pickerington, Ohio, via the University of Michigan, and there are some things that you should know about me.
You probably heard that I hurt my foot a few months ago. It’s all anyone talks about when my name comes up at this point. There was a surgery, and, for a while, a walking boot. I was the guy on crutches at the combine. And since I had some foot issues earlier in my college career, doubters have come out in droves.
Now lots of people are asking whether I can come back and be the player I was before, whether I’m tough enough to pick myself up and be resilient in the face of adversity. It’s a strange thing for me to hear, honestly, because I know all about adversity and resiliency. I learned about those things at a young age. Had to. Didn’t have a choice.

Beilein: Caris NOT cleared, tells reporters to "back off"

Beilein: Caris NOT cleared, tells reporters to "back off"

Submitted by MGoAndy on February 12th, 2016 at 2:19 PM

Beilein on LeVert: "I want to be clear about something with Caris. Nothing is clear."

 

Beilein says LeVert will get out there when he's ready, "I need everybody to back off, stop projecting. Thank you."

 

Seriously, what the hell is going on? He was cleared, now he's not? How do we just know absolutely nothing about this injury?

 

Beilein gets paid millions of dollars to coach this team, and he needs to be accountable to the media when our star player is out for weeks with a mysterious injury.

Michigan Hoops At The Big Ten Halfway Point

Michigan Hoops At The Big Ten Halfway Point

Submitted by Alex Cook on February 1st, 2016 at 4:28 PM

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Despite losing star guard Caris LeVert for a month due to injury, Michigan currently sits in fourth place at 7-2 in the Big Ten; after a so-so non-conference showing, the Wolverines’ strong start to conference play has allayed any concerns about missing the NCAA Tournament. Still, there’s a lack of clarity with this team – even disregarding the uncertainty regarding LeVert’s return and ability to quickly and seamlessly reintegrate into the lineup.

With the notable exception of the win over Maryland, Michigan still is essentially a team that’s beaten the teams they should’ve beaten and lost to the teams they should’ve lost to (two neutral site games, UConn (loss) and Texas (win), were the only two against opponents close to U-M in Ken Pomeroy’s ratings). For the most part, the Wolverines’ wins in the Big Ten have been rather pedestrian: Rutgers and Minnesota were uninspiring home victories over terrible teams, sweeping Penn State isn’t a notable resume event, and the road wins in Big Ten play – over Illinois and Nebraska – were against teams that will surely miss the NCAA’s.

Still, between that win over the Terrapins, the complete lack of bad losses, and the tantalizing potential of adding an All-American level player to a team that’s already playing pretty well, there’s reason to hope that Michigan can round into a formidable squad heading into postseason play. The schedule from here on out in the Big Ten is undeniably harder – starting this week with home contests against Indiana and Michigan State. After Michigan’s solid start to the conference season, there are a few things we can point to as pretty important moving forward:

[After the jump, those things]

Spike and Caris channel Harrelson and Snipes for Halloween

Spike and Caris channel Harrelson and Snipes for Halloween

Submitted by kehnonymous on November 2nd, 2015 at 5:13 PM

This was RT'd on Ace's twitter but I didn't see an MGoPost about this so thought I'd share.  A classic example of the sly, self-deprecating humor that makes Spike the most eligible bachelor on campus and another example of the likeable bunch of guys we are priveleged to watch represent U-M


https://twitter.com/SpikeAlbrecht/status/660655836188930048