I think there is always a transition period when you add someone like Larry Sanders from the NBA. The way this league works is that those guys have to play (especially we want them to play if we are going to keep receiving these NBA assignments), and the result of that is that guys who have been here and been getting minutes lose them. Wayne Chism and Anthony Kent were the clear victims of that last night, as they played few minutes. But, that is the way it goes, and, as well as Larry played, Joey would be crazy to not get as many minutes from him as he can while he is down here.
As for the game, I was really impressed with Rod Wilmont. He played his tail off on both ends of the court, and he hit the two big jumpers in OT to get us off to a quick lead after diving for the ball at the end of regulation to force overtime. Darnell Lazare is rock solid for us down low, and he continues to impress with a variety of post moves to help him score. Corey Allmond continues to gain in confidence and provide a perimeter threat in the game, and he hit the monster three to push the game into OT. Finally, Larry Sanders is clearly the best player we have ever had assigned to us. He was a huge deterrent in the middle, and he did a great job on the board.
We have another game tonight, and let's hope our guys come out and become the hammer, not the nail, from the very beginning. We need Walker to dictate tempo and keep them on their heels the entire time. Hope to see you out there tonight!