Dr. Steve

December 3rd, 2013 at 8:08 PM ^

There are a lot more important games coming up this season. I would not gamble on the ankle for tonight's game. Give it plenty of time to heal and go into the Big 10 season with it healthy. The worst is to keep hurting it and then it really doesn't heal for the rest of the season. 

Basketball allows us to " learn from our mistakes" and put more younger guys into the line-up before Big Ten begins.

Dr. Steve


December 3rd, 2013 at 8:34 PM ^

I'm about the opposite of a doctor, but I disagree. I do however have some experience with playing ball on a sprained ankle. I did my left about 35 times during my high school years and I had almost that exact roll happen many times. I bet he can go tonight and depending how the game is going and how he is feeling, he could probably go pretty hard. It will be sore, he will have time to rest before we have another game half as difficult/important as this one. Of course this is all determined by watching a guy on TV, have a grain of salt.


December 3rd, 2013 at 8:19 PM ^

Awesome.  He'll have plenty of time to get it fully healthy in the coming weeks, what with only 1 game a week.  I mean, if it gets bad tonight, don't risk anything.  But if he's good to go, he's good to go.

Mr. Yost

December 3rd, 2013 at 8:29 PM ^

I'm sure he would've played vs. Coppin St...but it was Coppin St.

It's an ankle sprain. He's not going to die if he plays on it.

We're going to need him because I'm not counting on a freshman to go into Cameron and rain 3's like he did vs. a shitty MEAC team at home.

Mr. Yost

December 3rd, 2013 at 8:48 PM ^

IMO this game will be too big for Walton.

I still think Spike is the better option.

I was at the Coppin St. game, we just play better with Spike at PG. Hell, Walton even plays better with Spike at PG. 

Walton is the future and has the potential. But I'd start Spike in both halfs despite giving Walton the majority of the minutes.


December 3rd, 2013 at 9:04 PM ^

I think I agree about Walton. I hope Beilein is ready to out Spike in at the first moment of skepticism; not that one small error should have him pulled, but if there's a sign that it's too big a moment, Spike should be on-call early on.

I hate to pile on this particular guy, but I'm hoping it's not too big a moment for GRIII. Good play from him would be a very welcoming and reason for hope for him.


December 3rd, 2013 at 9:08 PM ^

Defense is the reason he doesn't start. Paying attention to him on the defensive end is an experience somewhat similar to smashing your balls with a hammer: you just want it to end.

He tries and all, but the way he gets breezed by in isolation and pick situations collapses the whole defense repeatedly as they try to overhelp. 


December 3rd, 2013 at 9:01 PM ^

From some reporter, I forgot which, said that he looked good in shootaround, not favoring the ankle at all. If that's the case, free Canada, let's do this shit.