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    Blake Griffin Returning to OU

    I know this is old news but hadn't seen it discussed. I was listening to Gotleib on the Pulse blasting him for coming back, wow... Basically said it was the biggest mistake of his life and how could anyone pass up the guaranteed money...



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    Re: Blake Griffin Returning to OU

    I can't blame the kid for staying or going. I can't see blasting him for any decision. He must like OU, good for him. I do think it's weird to pass on millions of dollars but it's his decision.

    Definitly not good for us next season.




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    Re: Blake Griffin Returning to OU

    He wants to play ball with his brother one more year, can't blame him for that.



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    Re: Blake Griffin Returning to OU

    All I have to say on this is....Watch out for OU next season....they return 4 starters and replace David Godbold with Willie Warren the best incoming SF in the country. And replace Longar Longar with Orlando Allen. Watch Out!!



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    Re: Blake Griffin Returning to OU

    They may be the preseason favorite...



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    Re: Blake Griffin Returning to OU

    Not to mention Capel's a heck of a coach.

    I really like Griffin.



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    Re: Blake Griffin Returning to OU

    Wow, OU is going to be very scary next year. Griffin and Warren could be the top scoring duo in the country.



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    Re: Blake Griffin Returning to OU

    That's really not fair. OU gets talented, athletic and muscular freshmen to come in and help right away.

    Our freshmen will take 3 years to physically develope. I wish just once we could bring in someone about 6'8" and 250lbs, and just looks like a man.

    It's amazing watching Big XII games and you realize physically, we don't belong.



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    Re: Blake Griffin Returning to OU

    Wasn't he blasting him because he thought Griffin, after suffering not one, but two injuries (one of which to his knee), that if you have the talent, you should get your money before being done with the NBA?

    I obviously don't have a personal bias either way. OU will be really good next year, if they can find a consistent perimeter threat, and you gotta love when a kid wants to come back to school; but I can't blame any kid good enough to be given guaranteed dollars for the career he wants.

    Having Griffin back also helps the conference, as I think the conference COULD be weaker next year depending on all defections...


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    Re: Blake Griffin Returning to OU

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUonthemove View Post
    That's really not fair. OU gets talented, athletic and muscular freshmen to come in and help right away.

    Our freshmen will take 3 years to physically develope. I wish just once we could bring in someone about 6'8" and 250lbs, and just looks like a man.

    It's amazing watching Big XII games and you realize physically, we don't belong.
    Brackins and Lucca came in with pretty decent size for freshman



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    Re: Blake Griffin Returning to OU

    Quote Originally Posted by isuarch80 View Post
    Wasn't he blasting him because he thought Griffin, after suffering not one, but two injuries (one of which to his knee), that if you have the talent, you should get your money before being done with the NBA?
    Pretty much. With Griffin it is a BIG risk to come back, especially when he is a projected top 15 pick. If you get hurt in the NBA you get the best medical care possible PLUS the money. The players association will always pick up the tab if you choose to go back to school as well.



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    Re: Blake Griffin Returning to OU

    Quote Originally Posted by isuarch80 View Post
    Wasn't he blasting him because he thought Griffin, after suffering not one, but two injuries (one of which to his knee), that if you have the talent, you should get your money before being done with the NBA?

    I obviously don't have a personal bias either way. OU will be really good next year, if they can find a consistent perimeter threat, and you gotta love when a kid wants to come back to school; but I can't blame any kid good enough to be given guaranteed dollars for the career he wants.

    Having Griffin back also helps the conference, as I think the conference COULD be weaker next year depending on all defections...
    Kansas-down a little, still good
    Texas-Depends on Augustine, still good
    Baylor-probably better, depends if Jerrells stays
    Oklahoma-A lot better
    A&M-Losing Jordan and Jones will hurt, probably slightly worse.
    Tech-Slightly worse w/o Zeno
    Iowa State-Hopefully better
    Colorado-<-->
    Missouri- On the upswing
    Kansas State-Worse, but still tourney likely
    Oklahoma State-Better, depends on coach.
    Nebraska-Worse without Maric.
    I think the big 12 will be about the same, with some teams on their way up, (Missouri, OU, Iowa State), and some coming back to earth(KSU, A&M)



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    Re: Blake Griffin Returning to OU

    Quote Originally Posted by jonesy429 View Post
    Brackins and Lucca came in with pretty decent size for freshman
    Brackins? Craig Brackins? I'll give you Lucca, he looks physically gifted but Brackins? He isn't a twig but he's not even close to decent size. Another 20lbs and he might be there.



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    Re: Blake Griffin Returning to OU

    The talent at Power forward is getting to be pretty deep this year. If he waits a year he may go even higher. Still hard to pass up the money now though.



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    Re: Blake Griffin Returning to OU

    Quote Originally Posted by tim_redd View Post
    The talent at Power forward is getting to be pretty deep this year. If he waits a year he may go even higher. Still hard to pass up the money now though.
    NBA draft express has him #1 overall next year, if he doesn't get hurt, he could gain 3-4 million dollars.



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