- Freakin' Rondo, how does it work? How Rajon Rondo's versatile exploitation of his own skills makes him so frustrating to defend."How do you defend someone who often has the ball but is rarely looking to score?" But you can't leave him, Henry Abbott notes, because though he won't shoot, you leave him to do "whatever he wants."
- It looks impossible for the Hawks to keep Jamal Crawford after extending Al Horford contract, so why aren't we hearing more about him on the block?
- Though Pau Gasol is admittedly a much better and productive player, Phil-Jack appears to enjoy jabbing at him that his brother Marc is tougher. "A lot of times we say we traded the wrong guy and tell him that Marc is
a tougher, more powerful player than he is. [Marc] doesn't have the
shooting touch yet, but his defense, his rebounding is very good. He
gets a kick out of playing against Pau. He's actually a little more
physical than Pau is. I like to bring it to [Pau's] awareness."
- Jared Dudley received a 5yr./$22.5m contract extension from the Suns prior to the Monday night deadline, preventing him from becoming a restricted free agent in 2011.
- Mike Conley received a
reasonable 4yr./$25mmind-boggling 5yr./$45m contract extension from the Grizzlies. LOL, they can have him. He's good and all, but... naaah. Remember, Zach Randolph, Marc Gasol, and O.J. Mayo aren't locked up. This could get messy.
- Spurs won their 17th straight against the Clippers with Baron Davis 'forced' to sit due to a sore knee. My projected upside for the now 0-4 Clips isn't looking so hot, as Baron remains too squishy.
- The Queens almost lost to the damn CRaptors, but overcame a 16-point deficit to win 111-108, led by an efficient Tyreke Evans line of 23pts. on 9-16 shooting, 7rbs., 5ast., and only 2TOs with a 28.6% usage rate in his 37 minutes. (Advanced Box Score)
- John Wall is expected to play for the Wizards, despite a sprained ankle, against the Pistons, Tuesday, though Gilbert Arenas will sit as expected.
- Glen "Big Baby" Davis' usage rate is about normal, but Kendrick Perkins' absence and the O'Neals alternating ouchies, his production is way up with almost 29 minutes per
in the early 2010-11 campaign. His scoring is more than doubled to near
15PPG in almost double the shot attempts, though his rebounding rate is
slightly down with the raised overall per game totals. (h/t: TrueHoop)
Allums is on the George Washington University women's basketball team,
but Kye's a he, if you ask him. Allums identifies as a man, though he's
biologically still female. He's the first openly transgendered Division I basketball player.
Not NBA-related and I respect differing views as for which gendered
team Allums ought to be eligible, but denying him to privilege to play
should be out of the question is a society that claims to understand the
high value of freedom, openness, diversity, individualism, opportunity,
and of course entertainment.
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