- The Washington Wizards stink. Or, at least, they stunk last night. They have absolutely know one who can score, and they better hope that Agent Zero (or whatever he is now) gets back on the court ASAP. Wall cannot do it all himself, and he has no one he can give the ball to who can finish or create his own shot. The only bright spot for them last night was one of my all time favorites from the D-League, Cartier Martin. He is a really good player, and I thought he was the only one outside of Wall and Hinrich that looked like he knew what he was doing on the court. My first move if I was coaching the Wizards would be to bench Thornton and start Cartier. He competes, he's smart, and he can shoot -- I'm not sure Flip is getting that from anyone else on that roster.
- As for the Magic, they looked great, but I would have looked great out there last night. It was essentially a lay up (or dunk) drill for them all night long. They are deep and talented, and they will be a tough match up for anyone all season long. The only negative I saw was Dwight Howard's free throw shooting (9-19), but he did the sweet Slim Chin commercials, so he can do no wrong with me right now.
- In the other game, of course I did not watch it -- I was asleep. In fact, if a game is on after 9 pm, I am likely to miss it. I am old -- very old. I am 37 going on 67, and I like to get up very early and go to bed very early. I think the perfect time for dinner is about 4:30, so the idea of me staying up late to watch an NBA game is beyond absurd. Even if I did somehow stay up late to watch a game, I guarantee that I would only watch about five minutes before I started watching the back of my eyelids, so I don't even try. They do, however, have stat sheets and highlights, so this is what I take away from those two things. First, it looked like Hakim Warrick did a nice Amare Stoudemire impression on the pick and roll last night, and I highly recommend they bench Turkoglu and get him in the lineup with Nash. Second, Nash is really turning the ball over last night. I don't know if you no this, but I didn't watch the game, so I don't know how it happened, but he is usually a 7-1 assist to turnover guy, and I think right now he is about at a 1-1, which is not very good.
- For Utah, I don't know what is up with them. Maybe they miss Sundiata Gaines and Othyus Jeffers. Or maybe they didn't miss Carlos Boozer and Kyle Korver. I can't decide which had more of an effect. Anywho, they have been blown out in both games this season, and it looks like they are getting absolutely nothing off the bench. Could be a long year in Salt Lake City if they don't get busy signing guys from the D-League.
Friday, October 29, 2010
Last Night's NBA Games
Here is my quick hit take on the NBA games last night: