October, 13, 2010
By Zach Harper
- Remember Gilbert Arenas faking that injury? Watch him talk about the incident on Truth About It.
- Ben Polk of A Wolf Among Wolves takes a look at the state of the Wolves after improving their preseason record to 3-0. “It’s been observed by many that the Wolves are already more competitive defensively this pre-season than at any point last year. Many will tempt you to ascribe this to some kind of moral renewal, an inherent spiritual superiority over last year’s lackluster squad. I’m here to tell you not to give in to that temptation. Do you really think that Al Jefferson, Ryan Gomes, Ramon Sessions, Damien Wilkins and the rest didn’t want to compete, that they just weren’t trying hard enough? Nope, not true. The difference is that these players are, as a group, simply quicker, more explosive, more energetic than last year’s crew.”
- Speaking of the Wolves, make sure you really want to buy the flex pack of game tickets. People will find out.
- Video evidence from Eddy Rivera of Magic Basketball that Rashard Lewis at any forward position is a good idea.
- Jeremy Schmidt of Bucksketball decided to moonlight at Hardwood Paroxysm and bid adieu to Allen Iverson … wherever he’s going.
- 48 Minutes of Hell is wondering if the Spurs should keep Curtis Jerrells on the roster.
- Ryan Schwan at Hornets247 looks into the idea of Peja Stojakovic’s expiring contract actually being sought-after. “If I’m starting over and blowing it up, I want relief, picks, and no veterans that will come in and improve my record, since I want a crappy record to get a good pick of my own. So who do I call from that list? I’m calling Sacramento first to try and take back zero salary and no players to mess up my hoped for terrible record. Next, I’m talking to Cleveland or Toronto for their trade exceptions for the same reason. Then I’m calling New York or Milwaukee. Finally I arrive at the Hornets, Pacers or Nuggets.”
- Blake Griffin is still able to jump. Look out below.
- Rashad Mobley talks to former Wizard and current Hawk, Etan Thomas.
- D-League is experimenting with a new ball. This is what should have happened years ago.
- Gulliver’s Travels references will always make me read Chris Paul MVP pieces. By the way, read HoopSpeak every day.
- Lang Whitaker is talking about MUSCLE WATCH again. Check out the list of transformations around the league.
- Michael Jordan is a clutch shot blocker and Rik Smits had fabulous hair.
- Indy Cornrows is confident that Tyler Hansbrough is totally ready to play unless he’s not.
- Sebastian Pruiti at NBA Playbook looks at Manu diagramming the final moments of the Spurs-Clippers game. “Misdirection plays like this late are so brilliant because teams always seem to focus on the ball late (I personally think this is due to the fact a lot of teams simply run ISOs late instead of trying to draw up some plays), that screens on the weakside usually go unnoticed until it is too late.”