Reports are all over that Mike is likely to transfer....hate if it's true, I mentioned him being unhappy earlier this year and hoped it wouldn't lead to this....
Last edited by Newton_14; 04-15-2012 at 06:56 PM.
Why would it be deleted if it's not a baseless rumor? I don't think DevilsIllustrated would randomly make up stuff about players transferring on twitter.
Smells like pre-emptive damage control.
Why did it get deleted? I saw the tweet about it also.
If its holds to be true, its a shame I wanted to see Gbinije play in a Duke uni.
YouTube this: UNC vs Duke smack talk 3. Gbinije and McAdoo. McAdoo was right about Gbinije riding the pine.
At least through this whole thing, Gbinije has been a class act about his playing time and transfering. Good luck where ever he goes, I will probably still following his career.
Why would he do this? He is likely better than Hood anyway, right? Hood also wouldn't even be an option to play until 2013-2014. This is nuts if it is true. I hope it isn't.
This doesn't make any sense. Next year I expected G to play a huge role at the 3 - getting between 12-16 min/game, or maybe even start if he beat out Murphy. I really hope this is just a rumor...
I looked at this team last night at the banquet and thought, this might begin to be somewhat athletic with Gbinje, Murphy, Mason, and our new recruit. Now one of our four athletic players leaving you have to question, why? Boy do we need to start recruiting athletes like Ky., UCLA and even State did this year. Fans pay mega bucks to support this program and should expect more than a team without at least two super stars.
The most puzzling part of your post is that the rumored transfer of one player (which may or may not occur) somehow means in your mind that we aren't recruiting properly.
If he transfers, he will have to sit out another year. That is basically 2 years of no basketball. People say players get better in practice, I agree with that statement, but I say, players get even better in games against opponents that their not familiar with.
I'm ticked off about this transfer.
things to do this weekend:
1) watch duke
2) chip in to iron dukes for the average cost of one cleaning bill for "gatorade stain removal"
Don't get me wrong. I'm sad to see things not work out for Gbinijie at Duke, but Hood averaged 10 and 5 as a freshman in the SEC. MG couldn't earn minutes on a team with a desperate need for a player with his skill set.
There's just no reason to think MGs better than Hood or a lot of other players who actually got on the court and contributed as frosh.
If he is that good and he didn't play, well that explains the transfer, if it happens, for a different reason
Because it's frustrating for a fan to dream about the potential of the team and its players, then have ones of those players unexpectedly transfer for reasons the fan can't understand?
Seems very understandable to me that a fan would be upset to lose a player with a lot of upside, particularly for reasons that are unknown to said fan, as their frustrations are compounded be lack of understanding.