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I loved him until he got to Boston - or more specifically, his 2nd year in Boston.
On the Wizards: Bradley Beal's putting up 15.7, 3, and 2.5 in his last 14 games...
Shopping [Garnett] seems risky and somewhat likely to blow up.
As much as I dislike the Celtics and really dislike Rondo, it still sucks to see him hurt like this.
I can also see him getting bitter, angry and unproductive if he's on a team with a couple losing seasons in a row. Maybe he walks away at that point, maybe he makes guest appearances on contenders.
To previous comments about when he tore it: normal people can function without an ACL -- your quadricep muscles can support your knee. Depending on the severity of the tear, many athletes have such freakishly developed quads that their quads can support their knee even during athletic play for a little while.
Whether he's happy and productive or not, he'll be getting real close to joining Shaq, Kenny, and Charles in the broadcast booth.
With apologies to Chris Webber, he should be taking Shaq's job with those guys (if he wants it).
Not that I'd begrudge him the choice if he goes that route, just that I don't think he's wired in a way where he'd consider it.
marc gasol is a hell of a player. 27, 7, 7 assists, 2 steals, and 2 blocks on 10/15 shooting and 6/6 from the FT line.
I totally forgot to mention the best stat from the Bulls game - NateRob had 3 blocks.
Why exactly is Memphis seem to be in a hurry to take apart what is a pretty good team?
Davis seems like the best player in that trade (judging purely from numbers;
Most career blocks by a sub-six footer: Terrell Brandon 226 (including 3 years w 30+, the top four single seasons, as well as #7 and 8. Spud Webb has seasons 5 and 6).
Sean Grande (Boston PBP guy?)
Is there any reason to think that Garnett can't be effective from 38-40? He seems like he has a game that ages well -- tall jump-shooter, help-side defender, defensive organizer. I mean, he can't take another knee injury, and his minutes would be limited, but I could see him being a leader of a defense-oriented second unit.
Yeah. So, I guess the best explanation is that Rondo is a high variance guy who, because when he's on he can be spectacular, is very valuable and has the look/feel of an elite guy but on the whole there's legitimate questions as to his value. And his standing is helped by the fact that there seems to be some level of truth to the National TV Rondo theory. Really interesting player to think about.
on the whole there's legitimate questions as to his value
Any anomalies in the "steals by 7-footers" rankings?
Billy Hunter has informed players that he's dismissed family members from the union staff and terminated a contract with his son's financial company in the wake of a scathing report that impugned the executive director's nepotism practices and conflicts of interest.
In a letter to a six-member special committee formed to oversee an independent review of the National Basketball Players Association's finances and business practices, Hunter said that he has secured the resignation of his daughter Robyn, the director of player benefits, and terminated a lucrative union contract with Prim Capital, the financial firm for which Hunter's son, Todd, is a director.
Robyn Hunter's last day on the union staff was Friday. His daughter-in-law, Megan Inaba, will remain with the union through All-Star weekend, where she is responsible for planning and organizing player events.
"Hopefully this decision will alleviate any concerns related to their employment," Hunter wrote in the letter, according to Bloomberg News, which first reported the firings. "These measures are being taken although the report noted that both of them were highly qualified, not overpaid, and were contributing members of the NBPA staff."
Hassan Whiteside, arguably the best -shotblocking- prospect in recent memory, is now the 4th big for Rio Grande, which has to be a bitter pill.
Too little, too late?
Has he finally learned to play team basketball!?!?
Yep, 17-25 is losing basketball, very astute.
First of all, he would have three less titles if he had never played with Shaq.
As I said to a friend recently- as an all around basketball player, Durant is already better than Kobe ever was.
I'm not saying Kobe doesn't "know basketball" or have "a clue as to what constitutes winning basketball" I'm saying Kobe thinks very highly of Kobe and that isn't always what is best for his team.
I also like how originally I said team basketball and you interpreted that as winning basketball to try to make a point. You have to be crazy to think Kobe often plays optimal team basketball.
Actually, what you said was, "Has he finally learned to play team basketball!?!?" The man's been at the core of five championship teams, so I think he knows an enormous amount about playing team basketball... unless you think Kobe Bryant can win championships all by himself, in which case, you might think more highly of Kobe than perhaps even Kobe does.
On the other hand, if you prize "optimal team basketball" over winning basketball, then I guess you don't take Kobe Bryant.
The question wasn't about titles, it was about MVP, and MVP voting is based on numbers
Carlos Boozer will not participate in shootaround because of a hamstring injury. He is a game time decision tonight.
— Nick Friedell (@NickFriedell) January 30, 2013
Blocks seem to be an interesting skill in that players either got it or they don't. Many great defenders don't block a ton of shots even accounting for their position. LeBron James blocks fewer shots (not this year, but it's close) than Dwyane Wade, who is four inches shorter than him and rarely guards in the post. There are 7-footers who can hardly block a shot at all. There are 6'9" guys who block a ton.
This Chuck Klosterman piece about Royce White is pretty interesting.
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