Who knows when we'll see Darius Morris play basketball again. The deadline for underclassmen to remove their names from the NBA draft is Sunday and Morris says he won't do it even though he does not have an agent-- yet. Morris says he is not returning to Michigan to play his junior season. It's a big loss for the Wolverines. But Morris is risking that he'll even play next season because the NBA labor problems may make the NFL's problems look like chump change after a lockout is imposed in July. The NBA owners want $800 million in concessions per year and are not likely to get a deal. But Morris is leaving anyway. Michigan would have had all of its players back from last season.
Michigan lost underclassman Manny Harris to the Cleveland Cavaliers the year before but I think Morris is a bigger loss. He was getting better and better and with him Michigan might have made a serious run at the Big Ten title-- but now I'm not so sure. The Los Angeles native just wants out of college basketball now because he says it's been his lifelong dream to be an NBA player-- but who knows, like I say, when we'll see him again let alone with what team.