I mean, you’re kind of speculating on TT, why can’t he speculate on Payne?
Obviously people can speculate on whatever but tossing out the idea of Payne transferring is just trying to worry people for no real reason at this point.
Thompson transferring makes sense because he is buried on the depth chart and seems unlikely to be a big part of the plans moving forward (though with Evans backing out it might clear a bit of a path for Thompson to stick it out if he really wants to).
Henley leaving makes sense because of the whole Evans situation.
Payne transferring makes no sense. He is a Minnesota kid logging big minutes for his hometown team. Until he gives some indication that he is planning to leave it seems foolish to try and create rumors about him leaving.
Cooper is another guy who's name gets tossed around in terms of transferring but it really doesn't make a ton of sense for him to leave either given that he has already used up his free transfer and has a big role on the team.
But in the current doom and gloom atmosphere around Gopher Basketball I am not surprised some are assuming the worst is going to happen.....tough to blame them the way things have gone so far.