Poll: Tyler Cook's Future

Discussion in 'Basketball' started by tksirius, Mar 24, 2019.


Does he declare for the draft and forego his senior year at Iowa?

Poll closed Apr 8, 2019.
  1. Yes, he hates school.

  2. No, he understands that he has no shot at the NBA.

  1. phdsvp

    phdsvp Well-Known Member

    I've said this before, but it belongs here: I want ZERO NBA talk from him. Either he wants to come back and he comes back, or he doesn't and he goes. No "testing the waters". No "I'm not hiring an agent". No one believes that he'd get drafted this year, so it's just a dalliance. Either he commits to getting better in the offseason, or he goes. No more games.
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  2. NikeHawk21

    NikeHawk21 Well-Known Member

    Such a stupid take.

    You don’t think going to NBA tryouts and going up against other potential NBA guys is getting better? Not one single player on Iowa’s team would care if he tests the process again. They’ll hope he comes back but no issue with him going through the process.
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  3. oldhawk12

    oldhawk12 Well-Known Member

    Connor plays baseball - fixed or jobo transfers to grinnell where he can take every shot from half court
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  4. trj

    trj Well-Known Member

    What's your end game in all this?
  5. BVHawk95

    BVHawk95 Well-Known Member

    To prove to everyone he's a humongous idiot
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  6. phdsvp

    phdsvp Well-Known Member

    No, I don't, because it's foolish. No rational person could look at his performance last year and think, "Yeah, he's an NBA player." He doesn't need evaluation as an NBA player. He needs to learn how to play in Iowa's system and become a better overall player. The draft process is for showing out what you are. And it's a complete distraction to the school, which has to figure out whether they need to replace you or not. After the past year, entering the system is just dumb. Either stay and be a college player and play in this system, or go get your money. I honestly don't have a preference.
  7. N8theGr8

    N8theGr8 Well-Known Member

    If Cook stays next year, his minutes should go down. I don't think you will be able to justly keep Nunge off the court. PMac will likely take most if not all of Baer's minutes as the primary backup at the 3 and I don't think Nunge is bulking up to play the 3. That ship has sailed. Not to mention Pemsl and Kriener also deserve court time and help our team when they're out there. It will be a log jam if he stays and I think we'll be worse for it. Part of the reason we were better this year was the tightened rotation.
  8. HaydenHawk56

    HaydenHawk56 Well-Known Member

    If Tyler wants to eat Euro food, otherwise he better buckle up on his studies and enjoy what could be a fun ride next year.
  9. atomicblue224

    atomicblue224 Well-Known Member

    Do you have mullet? Still stuck in 80's?
  10. Fryowa

    Fryowa Well-Known Member

    You should really learn English before you give someone shit about his or her hair. Are you trying to make a funny in the style of an old timey telegraph message?

    At least learn when to use “a” and “the,” for fuck’s sake. If you’ve had a head injury or you’re 4 years old that’s the only way you’re going to get a pass. Otherwise your joke backfired, Skippy.

    When you’re trying to be funny it’s all in the delivery, and you failed miserably. Write your next one down in a notebook first, and practice it a few times before you hit post. At least ride your bike over to mom’s and have her proofread it first.

    You’re welcome.
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  11. deanvogs

    deanvogs Well-Known Member

    I don't get how some don't see how valuable Cook is to this team. Sure he has some holes in his game, but he is the biggest reason why we went into OT vs Tennessee. He was the only player on the court would could even come close to matching the athleticism of Tenn. and it seemed like when he came out and punch Tenn. back (figuratively speaking) to start the 2nd half, Tenn. wilted a bit.
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  12. BigD

    BigD Well-Known Member

    He brings an explosiveness around the basket that no other player on the team has. When he displays this type of energy it seems to be contagious and the other players seem to react well to it.

    Just wish he would develope an outside shot.
  13. HawkGold

    HawkGold Well-Known Member

    Being sarcastic at some of the dumb stuff here.

    For anyone who watched yesterday it was T C who led the charge. Garza could do zip until Cook was fed.

    We all could see he is undersized for his skill set. He adds a lot to this team

    In overtime though it was the lack of team athleticism that led to the loss just like the 1st half.
  14. HawksMN

    HawksMN Well-Known Member

    No reasonable choice but to come back and get better.
  15. InGoodCo

    InGoodCo Well-Known Member

    Cook is a beast. He played terrible in the 1st half, that happens. He's not immune to it and no player is. I hope he comes back but expect him to test the waters and he should. That is a good thing - I think Joe W and Moss should too.
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  16. NikeHawk21

    NikeHawk21 Well-Known Member

    He was also the biggest reason we were down 25 in the 1H. He was atrocious. Dumb shots, turnovers, jogging back on defense.
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  17. NikeHawk21

    NikeHawk21 Well-Known Member

    It’s a complete distraction from school? As far as I know TC’s grades are fine and there’s were no issues last year when he went trough the process.

    Look we all know TC probably isn’t an NBA guy, but the process can still be a memory he will have for the rest of his life. Working out with different NBA teams, talking to some of the best college players and learning from them seeing how they work, developing moves they have. Getting feedback from NBA personell. These are all good things.

    Let me guess you think Iowa needs to recruit better? Here’s a hint, you aren’t going to recruit better if you tell guys with the talent of TC not to test the NBA process. You want to support these kids in their NBA pursuits not shoot them down.

    The nba process is in the offseason and Iowa built their roster with the understanding this might be Cook’s last year. There is no issue with him testing the waters, if he returns we will gladly take him back.
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  18. InGoodCo

    InGoodCo Well-Known Member

    The more guys that "test" the NBA waters for Iowa as a program the better for recruiting. The casual fan don't pay that close attention, but you best believe the kids do. Anyone with an opinion other than this doesn't really understand how it works. I think Joe W and maybe Garza totally should as well but for some reason I don't think they will - at least this season. Maybe next? It's a good thing and if it's an option afforded to you as a player I don't see 1 downside from it.
  19. hawkdrummer1

    hawkdrummer1 Well-Known Member

    and I wouldn't read it. Took em nearly an entire season to stop reading social media. If you're distracted by outside noise... you're doing it wrong.
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  20. hawkeyebob62

    hawkeyebob62 Well-Known Member

    Trust me, oldfuck12 is just trolling and/or posturing.