The good news is that we have two players who really seem to be elevating their game of late, and I almost ready to add a third. Walker Russell, Jr. has been a revelation the last few games, and I am really happy to see him playing so well. The issue for him is consistency -- can he keep playing at a high level so he will be considered an elite player and possible call up candidate in this league.
Darnell Lazare is really putting a stamp on this league in the last week or so. Darnell is as talented a post player there is when it comes to foot work, but he does suffer with being a bit small for the post. He is getting past that by nicely mixing up his mid range jumper with his ability to go to the hole and finish with either hand with little hooks.
The last player, and I am not sure he is quite playing as well as he can, but Chris Kramer is starting to make his mark on this league. I think he has the ability to be one of the best in the league with his toughness, competitiveness, and his growing offensive skill. We are starting to see some of this coming together, and we sure need it to if we are going to make this push for the playoffs.
A difficult loss, but we still remain in the playoff hunt by being only a game and a half back. Everyone needs to pick up their games and coach has to look at all possible combinations to get us out of this funk.