- Theo Ratliff will be out 4-6 weeks after knee surgery.
Doesn't sound like much, but Andrew Bynum's also still out and racing cars at high speeds. Include
Lamar Odom and that makes two Imperial Lakers capable of playing center
and Odom's the starting power forward with Pau Gasol starting at center.
Phil-Jack threatened to send rookies Derrick Caracter and Devin Ebanks
to the D-League, but that can't happen now. Will the Erick Dampier era begin in L.A.? They're also reportedly looking at Jake Voskuhl.... Let that simmer for a second.... OK, now we BWAH-HAHAHAHAHAAAAA!!
- "Knicks win everything but basketball game," ESPN 'reported,' if you can call that crap 'journalism.' People who actually know basketball, on the other hand, show that NY had worse numbers in two of Basketball-Reference's "Four Factors." ESPNFAIL.
- Where did Tim Duncan's mid-range game go?
- Allen Iverson scored 15 in his Turkey debut with Besiktas Cola Turka, but they lost to Hemofarm Stada, 94-91. Whew, all that copy-pasting isn't good for my carpal tunnel.
- Zach Lowe:
"People are going to start suggesting that the Miami Heat should have
saved the money they spent on Chris Bosh and just kept Michael
Beasley.... But it's a false narrative. A more appropriate discussion
on Miami's decision to sign Mike Miller instead of keeping Beasley."
- The more you blowout bad teams, the more likely you are to win a championship. This really shouldn't be controversial, but the romantic fundamentalists will always deny reality.
- Breaking down Brandon Bass' stellar defense.
I was against benching Quentin Richardson for Bass because I'm an
idiot. Seeing Rashard Lewis be just plain ol' terrible, it's clear he
can't play the four. Might as well add to your lineup with Bass and
Lewis as the forwards in a Howard-Bass-Gortat three-man rotation at the
four and five.
- Dissecting the bad defense that contributed to the Suns hitting 22 threes in L.A. (h/t: Henry Abbott)
- Even Brad Miller can't make Roy Hibbert's defense look good. (h/t: Henry Abbott)
- Andre Iguodala sat out the 29ers game in Cleveland due to "continued problems with his right Achilles' tendon." It's the third game, this month, he's missed because of the injury.
- "Doh!" says the 2006 Draft.
- Tayshaun Prince and Pisspots Coach John Kuester aren't getting along... in public.
- Steve Francis wasn't selfish, he just wasn't very good at passing, and that made him look bad... or something.
- Eva Longoria is available!
Rumor has it her and Tony Parker have filed for divorce, but one of her
reps denies any filing and said there aren't even lawyers involved. If
it's true, holla@chaboiEVA!!!
- Ben Wallace wants to get a law degree and become a defense attorney after
he's done with basketballhe retires from the NBA. Wallace has obviously been done with basketball for years, now.
- I didn't watch any NBA, other than the Bulls-Rockets (duh!), so trust Matt McHale and Kelly Dwyer for the goods on the games. Seems I didn't miss much... Except the 29ers going 0-2 against the Clown College Cavaliers.
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