Pitino/UofL on Donovan Mitchell is sickening

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  1. HoptownCat93

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    Yesterday, Donovan Mitchell led UofL in points, rebounds, and assists in their loss. He was a dominant scorer all year and has elite athleticism to go along with a good jump shot.

    But after hearing and reading crap from Rick and those fans pick apart those kids..it just makes you realize that Cal really does care about the kids on his team and wants what is best for them.

    Go on their message boards and see what they say about their best player. They go on an on about how he is not ready and would be lucky to make the D-League, even though he average 19 PPG this year. Rick told him to go and hear what they say so he can come back and work on some skills for next year...at UofL. That seems like it benefits Rick more having him back than the kid who is a top 25 pick on every draft board.
     
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    It doesn't make financial sense to come back if you're projected high 20s and gamble trying to get into the mid teens the next year. The difference in money over the 3 years is less than your first year salary will be. Grab the money and get working towards the 4th year where the money starts to even out, and then play for the extension that will set you and your family up for life. There is a much better chance you don't move at all or move down the follow year than there is that you make a huge jump from 21 to 10.
     
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    SEXtino is a despicable piece of garbage..
     
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  4. Big Cat fan

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    He's gone
     
  5. CalCat57

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    Guarantee you he comes back.
     
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    Pitino only looks out for himself
     
  7. Big Cat fan

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    Well if he wants to go back to that crap of a team, then I guess so.

    With him they'll be a top 34-40 team next season just like they where finished this season..
     
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    We're not talking about Cal here. Pitino actually does the opposite, talks them into returning.
     
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    This year is guard heavy, next yr would be a better draft for Mitchell. He will be phenomenal next year, may be best guard in ACC. So yes, it makes sense for him to return. Like with Briscoe this draft, he should stay at UK another year. When we win #9 at the beginning of next month, Briscoe may reassess. Love these Cats!!!Go Big Blue!!!
     
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    I'm surprised that VJ King stuck around. That kid would have started for any other team in the country. But Pitino buried him on the bench, convinced him that he wasn't ready. The same thing he did to Donovan last year. Every time I saw Mitchell play in 2016 he looked like the best player on UofL's roster.
     
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    He is 6'3" that's borderline for a 2 guard in the NBA that isn't a great shooter, nothing surprising at all if he returns
     
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    Rspecially popular with ACC coaches RP, K and Ole Roy.
     
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    He's not good at all. Rick knows he doesn't have talent on his team and he will try to get him back (because he's a ok 2 guard). But my god if a GM takes him at 27 then he better go, because he won't get that high again.
     
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    Believe it or not, sometimes going pro is not the best thing for a kid. Even if he's a first rounder.
     
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    Bingo. He doesn't give a damn about his players. He cost Montrezz millions.
     
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    Lol...ok. Look, I hate Louisville as much as anyone, but if he comes back Louisville is a Top 5 preseason ranked team.
     
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    Briscoe is NOT coming back. Write it down..I doubt Donovan does either.
     
  18. Shawn (uk7spd)

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    That would be an extremely rare case. There are a ton of examples where a kid lost millions by not striking will the iron was hot, whereas there are very few cases where it helped coming back.
     
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    No actually most think he is gone as he is a lock 1st rounder. Many think adel leaves too.
     
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    Just read the story on this in the Courier. These two sentences together made me chuckle, although I'm sure that wasn't intended:

    "If Mitchell gets the sense that he might be drafted in somewhere from 13th to 20th, then he should consider staying in the draft pool, Pitino said.

    DraftExpress.com projects Mitchell as the 21st pick in its latest mock draft."


    heh.
     
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    Pimptino is pond scum. He can't stand the fact that UK is once again going farther than UL. He will cheat, lie and do anything else to keep up with Cal.
     
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    Pitino and K operate the same way.

    That's why both will have nearly everyone back and be top 5 teams next year.

    Probably bad for the players, good for the basketball team.

    Honestly, not sure which side I'm on.
     
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    Followed by this quote: "And if he can move into the post-lottery area, anywhere from 13-20, it's something we'll talk about, but if it's not there he'll come back."

    Truly sickening.
     
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    Pitino will use his dark Sith-lord powers attempt to convince him to hang around another year.
     
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    IF he comes back, that crap of a team may be preseason #1 and surely t5.
     
  26. Big Cat fan

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    You said that this year, last year and every year. Look I told you they sucked and they'll suck next year.

    Same story with you. Every damn time and you agreed with Seth in saying we'd be out on the first weekend.

    Also got ya on USC beating Duke, the same ul football sucked you said they would run the table after beating Fl St.

    Your a troll or suck at this
     
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    I can't imagine his stock will ever be higher.
     
  28. csrupp

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    This is almost never true.
     
  29. Blueaz

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    Meh. I don't follow HS players that much; but couldn't same be said of skj? Or is king really that good?
     
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    Especially 1st round guaranteed money. They can always go back to school.
     
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    Yeah because always the best thing for a 19 year old is to get 5 million dollars.
     
  32. gossie21

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    I'm confused why that would be a bad thing. Athleticism is a perishable asset, gotta get the money when you can. And if he projects into the first round that's 3 years of guaranteed money.

    No sense in performing the exact same work for free in college.
     
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    Maybe. I'm don't really know. The only thing I can say is that Calipari has shown an extreme amount of patience with other players like Skal and Gabriel. I'll admit it's strange that SKJ can't even get in the game, but he hasn't made any comments to indicate he's unhappy about the situation.
     
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    It's Sentiment that only exists where college athletics are involved. A computer science major gets a job offer from Microsoft or IBM before he's finished school, nobody would say anything except "good for you". But as soon as "athlete" is put after "student", staying in school for no good reason is suddenly what you should do.
     
  35. gossie21

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    What?
     
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    Doing something for free in college instead of getting paid to do the same thing.
    I was expounding your last statement.
     
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    And even worse the C.S. major might have 40+ years where they could be a valuable assest. There is a reason players over 35 are a novelty in the NBA; because there aren't many of them. Even less of them are guards because once you lose a half step it's usually the end unless you can become a prolific 3 point shooter or passer. Most of these athletes have their 20s to set themselves up for the rest of their lives, gambling as much as 20% of that time away playing for free and chasing what might turn out to be a small portion of potential earnings is foolish. A millionaire coach telling a kid with a limited shelf life to come back to selfish, the kind of money at stake could change an entire family.
     
  38. gossie21

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    I thought so, that last sentence was hard to follow tho.
     
  39. Shawn (uk7spd)

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    Not about "best." It is relative to the high risk of getting substantially less money as a 20-22 year old (and beyond). I really hope you aren't being serious here. Would you really advise someone not to take a lot of money because there is a chance that it may cause problems in their life?
     
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    Of course. 100%. To think otherwise is just silly
     

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