Posted by Kelly Dwyer
The Blowtorch with an interesting statistical take on the top franchises in NBA history. I hope I'm not giving too much away, but the Grizzlies are not in the top five. Top ten? Read and see.
Martin Muursepp, who was once traded for Jamal Mashburn (or something like that), has signed with an Aussie team. Incidentally, I once called Andrei Kirilenko "the next Martin Muursepp," and I'm standing by that. Their careers aren't over yet.
An Aussie guard of Aboriginal descent gets a scholarship at St. Mary's. Thanks to Eric for the links. (UPDATE: From the comments, RamonClear sez, "Re: Patrick Mills...just to correct you slightly, he is not of Aboriginal/Koori descent. Mills is a Torres Strait Islander, which culturally and physically differ from Koori people. Torres Strait Islander are more Melanesian in appearance, simil.ar to Fijians or New Guineans...boy can play too - he carved up NZ recently. Not much competition I know, but watch this space...")
Tim Duncan is up to his usual training regimen.
Chris Clarke is aghast that the Knicks, eventually, received ten players for Patrick Ewing. I'm aghast at the fact that none of them were any good. The site I worked for back then called Ewing's trade to Seattle "the Kong Deal," and I wasn't really down with that headline.
Andrea Bargnani mumbles toward, and then slaps, an Italian basketball-playing robot that was recently drafted by the Warriors, and then hits a half-court shot. This will help to sell shoes.