Announcement

Collapse

FORUM POSTING RULES - Read before posting

Forum Rules.

(1) The guiding principle for posting in this forum is moderate yourselves.

(2) Don't write a post that attacks, impugns or denigrates another poster's character. There's an obvious difference between the language of humor and hateful, debased language. Know the difference and post accordingly.

(3) This is a Michigan sports forum. The forum welcomes posts from M's sports rivals. Talking smack, posting sass is what college sports rivalries are all about. Rules (1) and (2) above apply. If you don't want to view the posts of a rival talking smack or sassing, use the ignore feature in User Controls.

(4) This forum is about sharing thoughts, ideas and viewpoints about all sports, any number of subjects and issues, learning stuff from other posters and having fun. There are threads by subject matter within the forum for doing this. Keep the threads on point.

NB: The rules above are not intended to build a case to ban a poster. There are consequences for rule breaking as specified below. That's as far as it should go. Only the most egregious and persistent rule breaking would cause the moderators to consider a ban.

Due Process.

(1) The forum has 6 moderators. Jeff Buchanan, Jon, JD, Hannibal, Oracle, Entropy. None of them want to moderate adult posters who should know better. There may be posts that break the rules.

(2) Posters who, at the sole discretion of a moderator, break a rule will be given a warning post that will site one of the rules listed above as the reason for the deletion.

(3) If the rule breaking behavior continues, a moderator can remove an offending post and any ensuing post that whines about that action. If a moderator removes a post(s) the reason for the removal(s) will be posted with the removal notice that appears in the thread. This should be the end of it. Man up, take responsibility for breaking the rules. The forum moves on. If not, see below.

(4) A poster who has had a warning or a post(s) removed can certify a question by PM to any moderator about that action. Do not complain about the action or attempt to make your case in the forum/threads. Moderators shall do their best to address the question within 72h. At the end of 72h the majority opinion of the moderators responding will be the answer.

(5) Banning a poster for egregious and repeated rule breaking requires a unanimous vote to ban from all 6 moderators. We don't anticipate this will ever happen.
See more
See less

U of M MEN'S BASKETBALL 2016-2017

Collapse
This topic is closed.
X
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Austin Davis could start at center with Wagner at the four, that's ideal if Davis can be a B1G starting center next season. We'll need his rebounding to replace Wilson.

    I expect Matthews to start at small forward and do very well, as long as we don't expect him to shoot 18+ ft jumpers.

    Comment


    • Well, we'll see how things shake out, but Wagner chasing 4s full-time is probably a bad option. He's a 5. I'm minded to continue to get beat up on the boards in order to have another shooter at the 4.

      FUCK'S SAKES. Damn this sucks. Really thought we'd get both back.

      Comment


      • Originally posted by *JD* View Post
        DJ makes it official. He's staying in the draft.
        LMAO. Welcome future member of the Shantee Orr/Manny Harris club.

        Comment


        • That's my best as well. He needed a year to toughen up. Mighty skilled though for a kid his size. Definitely an NBA body.

          Comment


          • I think it would be have been better for Wilson to stay another year. He would have been a lead player on a contending club, something he may not ever get the chance to do again.

            Still, he was by far our best player this year and has a good chance of finding a Tayshaun Prince role in the NBA. That kid has the talent to go far.

            Comment


            • Walton was by far our best player this year.

              Comment


              • Originally posted by hack View Post
                That's my best as well. He needed a year to toughen up. Mighty skilled though for a kid his size. Definitely an NBA body.
                He's physically weak even by today's lesser standards. Also zero back to the basket game. He's going to be valuable as a situational sub, but it's going to take a while for him to really carve out a pro career for himself.

                This is really a killer blow for this season. Wagner is the more gifted player but Michigan needed DJ more. He was irreplaceable.

                Only upside (if there is one) is now this is basically Wagner's team. They're going to be able to focus everything around him, and he's good enough to carry them if he works on his defense.
                Last edited by Kstat; May 25th, 2017, 08:19 AM.

                Comment


                • We lose that wonderful positional flexibility we had. I don't know if Michigan needed DJ more, but they're really going to miss him. IMO Wagner is more irreplaceable. Guys like DJ are complementary, and in a wonderful way. Agree that it's Wagner's team now. Come back stronger, be there game in/game out, and this is still an excellent team with Sweet 16 expectations.

                  Comment


                  • There's talk that the Utah Jazz gave him a 1st round promise. I also heard on the radio today that DJ said on the Duncan & Dakich podcast that he expected to be a 1 and Done player coming out of H.S. With those factors as a background, it's not a surprise that he decided to make the leap.

                    He's maybe a poor-man's Aaron Gordon. He's athletic, has decent size, a great wingspan, and does several things fairly well but nothing great.

                    There's no guarantee that he was going to improve his draft stock that much as a 22 year old prospect next year so if he got that 1st round promise, his move makes a lot of sense for him. I think his ceiling is probably that of a role-playing starter but more likely to be a player with the kind of career that Jonas Jerebko has had. If Utah takes him, I think he's stuck for a while behind Favors and Trey Lyles.

                    That kind of situation may lead him wash out of the league in 3 years. I hope not and I do wish him luck.
                    Last edited by *JD*; May 25th, 2017, 12:43 PM.

                    Comment


                    • Originally posted by *JD* View Post
                      he expected to be a 1 and Done player coming out of H.S.


                      Jesus Christ.
                      Last edited by Hannibal; May 25th, 2017, 06:11 PM.

                      Comment


                      • Originally posted by hack View Post
                        FUCK'S SAKES. Damn this sucks. Really thought we'd get both back.
                        Our ability as an institution to get as little as possible out of our early entries into the pros is absolutely incredible. It's basically our superpower.

                        Now watch Rashan Gary get injured in the first game this year, sit out the rest of the year, and skip out of his junior year bowl game to get ready for the combine.
                        Last edited by Hannibal; May 26th, 2017, 04:54 AM.

                        Comment

                        Working...
                        X