Eric Mika says he's leaving if he gets 2nd round guarantee

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Eric Mika says he's leaving if he gets 2nd round guarantee

Post by hawkwing » Fri May 12, 2017 7:56 pm

This is about as close to a declaration that he's leaving if 2nd round guarantee.


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Post by SpiffCoug » Fri May 12, 2017 8:34 pm

Yeah, but 2nd round mean a team doesn't have to sign you or have to pay you.
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Post by Gunk » Fri May 12, 2017 10:08 pm

Mika should go ask Plaisted how the 2nd round worked out for him.
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Re: Eric Mika says he's leaving if he gets 2nd round guarantee

Post by Qman » Sat May 13, 2017 7:32 am

If I had Mika's ear I would be telling him that his best case scenario in the NBA would Udonis Haslem. That isn't a bad career, but that involves him developing a rock solid jumper and learning to take a lot of charges. Those are some big maybes.

Simply put 6'10" guys with average length, big man offensive skills and average athletic ability just aren't in demand.

Now I can understand him prefering to try develop in the G-League on a 2-way contract or to play italy over BYU. But I hope he is going in with his eyes wide open. There is a small chance of him carving out a career.
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Re: Eric Mika says he's leaving if he gets 2nd round guarantee

Post by SenorCougar » Sun May 14, 2017 10:36 am

Hopefully he makes enough to finish his degree, if necessary.

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Re: Eric Mika says he's leaving if he gets 2nd round guarantee

Post by snoscythe » Sun May 14, 2017 6:14 pm

Qman wrote:If I had Mika's ear I would be telling him that his best case scenario in the NBA would Udonis Haslem.
Haslem has made over $55,000,000 in 14 NBA seasons, under a much less lucrative CBA than what Mika would play under.

If you tell me I can be the next Udonis Haslem, I leave immediately.

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Re: Eric Mika says he's leaving if he gets 2nd round guarantee

Post by hawkwing » Sun May 14, 2017 9:31 pm

The question comes down to, does Eric Mika have faith in the BYU coaches to help him improve in the areas in which he's lacking? Sufficient enough faith that he's willing to risk being even older and far less likely to be drafted unless perfectly polished. NBA GMs draft on potential and youth.

I think the answer to that question is pretty clear.

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Re: Eric Mika says he's leaving if he gets 2nd round guarantee

Post by BlueK » Mon May 15, 2017 8:01 am

Gunk wrote:Mika should go ask Plaisted how the 2nd round worked out for him.
It worked out just fine. He's still playing pro ball now. He was also a 4 year redshirt junior who had a degree, unlike Mika. I don't think Plaisted could have improved on it after another year. Mika, I think could. But I realize that is subjective.
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Re: Eric Mika says he's leaving if he gets 2nd round guarantee

Post by EM_Puma » Tue May 16, 2017 2:40 pm

We used to have a ski boat and it's name was "Color Me Gone". That's where I see Mica. I would be super-surprised (and elated) if he came back, but I think that's only an outside chance right now. I think the sooner we start thinking with that frame of mind and get on with the future, we'll be better.

As least, unlike awaiting a spot in the B12, we'll know for certain in no more than 8 days.

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Re: Eric Mika says he's leaving if he gets 2nd round guarantee

Post by Fido » Tue May 16, 2017 9:24 pm

It's official:

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