TrueHoop: Darryl Dawkins
By Kevin Arnovitz
- The conversation between 3 Shades of Blue and Memphis Grizziles owner Michael Heisley continues. Heisley speaks about the trials of being a small-market team. Money quote: "Quite frankly free agents don't want to come to small markets. If I could give LeBron James $5 million more do you think he would come to Memphis?"
- Mike Kurylo of Knickerblogger says that three players in particular have fueled the Knicks' current winning streak -- and one of them is a guy named Larry Hughes.
- George Lakoff, bell hooks, Mikhail Bakhtin and Allen Iverson all in the same place.
- Does Dorell Wright have the tools to be a full-time point guard in the NBA? Ira Winderman is a little skeptical.
- Zach Lowe of Celtics Hub on Kevin Garnett's evolving offensive game: "[W]e’re beginning to see some evidence that Kevin Garnett is becoming a different kind of jump-shooter as he ages — specifically, one who takes more long jumpers and is more dependent on his teammates to get them off."
- The Magic, as Eddy Rivera explores, still aren't a great iso team.
- Upon meeting Darryl Dawkins at an event in the Lehigh Valley over the weekend, President Obama greeted the Sixers legend as "Chocolate Thunder!" (Hat Tip: Baller-in-Chief)
- John Krolik of Cavs the Blog on Brandon Jennings: "I won’t call go so far as to call Jennings’ style a 'throwback' to the earlier part of the decade, but his game looks a lot more like Steph Marbury’s, Allen Iverson’s, or a (better shooting) Steve Francis’ than it looks like Tony Parker’s, Derrick Rose’s, Rondo’s or Deron Williams’, who are always attacking straight angles and looking to get to the hole and finish."
- Taylor Griffin is headed to the D-League.
- It's not as if Chris Bosh's body of work this season is any secret, but Tom Liston at Raptors Republic closely examines just how insanely good Christopher Wesson Bosh has been over the first six weeks of the season.
- Five things to watch for when Allen Iverson takes the floor in Philadelphia this evening.
- Jeremy Wagner of Roundball Mining Company isn't afraid of the San Antonio Spurs.
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