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    Quote Originally Posted by whalenfan View Post
    He'll get it, has a sick grandma and Minnesota is gonna try to help him get it.
    I would hope this is the case, that we are helping him get the waiver. Seems like the right thing to do considering it just wasn't a fit here or however you want to say it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by WoodburyTim View Post
    I got a feeling it isn't going to work out well at Iona. I figured he would end up at a small MAAC or Northeast Conference school, but Iona is a successful team. He would fit better on a team that loses a bunch but he gets to shoot 25 times and play half-hearted defense.
    Really have to stick the knife in?

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    Hope he lights it up there. He could have been a big locker room issue for the Gophers this year. I thought he handled the situation with class. I think Iona's getting someone that'll really help their team. Here's to you Jelly

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    Quote Originally Posted by Livingat45north View Post
    Hope he lights it up there. He could have been a big locker room issue for the Gophers this year. I thought he handled the situation with class. I think Iona's getting someone that'll really help their team. Here's to you Jelly
    I agree. There is circumstantial evidence to suggest he and Pitino had a discussion about IW staying above the fray near the middle/end of the Big Ten season and IW would be fully supported and assisted by the program in the transfer process - including maybe advocating for a hardship waiver. Washington was overtly a supportive game time bench warming teammate for the last 1/3 of the year by my read. Maybe this was no coincidence. Maybe it was a win-win engineered by RP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MinnGopher View Post
    I would hope this is the case, that we are helping him get the waiver. Seems like the right thing to do considering it just wasn't a fit here or however you want to say it.
    If we help him great and if he gets it good for him but it really does illustrate how backwards the whole transfer system is. In the end he may have selected Iona over some other mid major due to location but his sick Grandparents have nothing to do with why he is transferring.

    Does anyone really think for one minute he would be leaving if he was the starting point guard here? Allowing players to come up with a soft reason to get immediate eligibility just encourages more players to transfer. So either open it up completely or actually enforce the rules, this in-between BS just causes problems and hurt feelings when some guys get waivers and other don't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GopherJake View Post
    I agree. There is circumstantial evidence to suggest he and Pitino had a discussion about IW staying above the fray near the middle/end of the Big Ten season and IW would be fully supported and assisted by the program in the transfer process - including maybe advocating for a hardship waiver. Washington was overtly a supportive game time bench warming teammate for the last 1/3 of the year by my read. Maybe this was no coincidence. Maybe it was a win-win engineered by RP.
    Very likely scenario.

    JTG

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    Don't let the door hit you on the way out. Hopefully Jelly doesn't constantly pout at Iona.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MNVCGUY View Post
    If we help him great and if he gets it good for him but it really does illustrate how backwards the whole transfer system is. In the end he may have selected Iona over some other mid major due to location but his sick Grandparents have nothing to do with why he is transferring.

    Does anyone really think for one minute he would be leaving if he was the starting point guard here? Allowing players to come up with a soft reason to get immediate eligibility just encourages more players to transfer. So either open it up completely or actually enforce the rules, this in-between BS just causes problems and hurt feelings when some guys get waivers and other don't.
    He could still leave if he was starting, just for a bigger fish like St Johns

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    Quote Originally Posted by GopherJake View Post
    I agree. There is circumstantial evidence to suggest he and Pitino had a discussion about IW staying above the fray near the middle/end of the Big Ten season and IW would be fully supported and assisted by the program in the transfer process - including maybe advocating for a hardship waiver. Washington was overtly a supportive game time bench warming teammate for the last 1/3 of the year by my read. Maybe this was no coincidence. Maybe it was a win-win engineered by RP.
    It’s also possible he is a decent person and the explanation of his behavior is as simple as that.


    What a world we live in that the only way a player could behave with class and as a good teammate when things don’t go his way is if things were promised to him

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    Quote Originally Posted by Former Goofer View Post
    Don't let the door hit you on the way out. Hopefully Jelly doesn't constantly pout at Iona.
    And hopefully you stay classy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by macgopher View Post
    Really have to stick the knife in?
    Guess I wasn't really trying to stick the knife in. From his time here it would seem that he would much rather be the focus of an offense. He had a chance to play a role on winning team here. The evidence seems to be he didn't want to pursue that. I find it unlikely that he would transfer to the MAAC to become the type of player Pitino wanted him to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Some guy View Post
    Itís also possible he is a decent person and the explanation of his behavior is as simple as that.


    What a world we live in that the only way a player could behave with class and as a good teammate when things donít go his way is if things were promised to him
    Why canít it be both. Having some incentive helps keep a person from letting the anger or emotions take over.


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    Wish him well. He seemed like a decent guy

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    Quote Originally Posted by BballJones View Post
    And hopefully you stay classy.
    I won't cheer for people who abandon the program ESPECIALLY those who dug their own grave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Former Goofer View Post
    I won't cheer for people who abandon the program ESPECIALLY those who dug their own grave.
    What exactly did he do wrong. This isn't exactly a Devoe Joseph situation

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