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Podcast: What Isaiah Livers’ return means to Michigan

Brendan and Dylan react to the news that Isaiah Livers is coming back to Michigan. They discuss what’s next in his development, what his return means for U-M’s other players (Brandon Johns at center!) and how Chaundee Brown would fit into the equation if he’s granted an eligibility waiver.
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  1. Lobstrycz2

    How do you spell out BQ’s pronunciation of golf? Gawf? Gaulf? Goff?

  2. Tom48160

    Clearly it’s
    goff

  3. JBmoney

    Great point on the Brown this year vs. next year debate. Basically along the lines of you could get a Brown-type player or better on the portal next year. I would expect us to be HEAVY players for transfers next year so that is another point tipping to needing/wanting Brown this year.

  4. AC1997

    I tend to agree with Brenden more than Dylan on the key position for next year’s potential. While center is concerning and having Johns there is very important…I think the mix of Johns, Davis, and Dickinson can be serviceable. To me the ceiling for the team will be determined by Mike Smith. If he’s an average B10 point guard and can run the offense…watch out. If he struggles and we have to play more Eli or Zeb at PG, suddenly the offense may bog down and we’ll struggle to score.

  5. umhoops

    Austin could certainly improve defensively, but he was a huge liability on defense last year and Teske was a really effective proven defender.

    Teske’s mobility was so much further ahead of Austin/Dickinson and he had a ton of experience anchoring defenses and ball screen coverages.

    For a frame of reference, Michigan’s defense was 9 points per 100 possessions worse with Austin on the floor and 4 points per 100 possessions better with Teske on the floor. Teske had a higher block rate (6.1 vs. 1.8), was a better defensive rebounder and committed only 3.5 fouls per 40 minutes compared to Davis’ 6.6.

    I just have a hard time seeing Davis – after being sidelined all summer with shoulder rehab – emerging as a legitimately above average interior defender at the Big Ten level.

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