The interesting thing to watch here will be what Houston does with Blakely. A couple of days ago, after RGV's loss to the Bakersfield Jam, Houston called up Austin Toro big Marcus Cousin and immediately assigned him to RGV in the middle of a playoff series to play in game two of the playoffs. If we see Blakely assigned and playing tonight, that will clearly give them a big lift. Fun to see what happens in that series.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Interesting Playoff Moves
The playoffs are on in the NBA D-League, and I am as jealous as I can be. I watched the entire Utah-Iowa game last night, and I couldn't help but wish our guys were together fighting it out to make it to the next round. All in all, the game I watched was a very fun one to watch, and I was very impressed with how resilient Utah was, especially in losing their big man Brandon Costner. They don't have any classic bigs, but they have long players like Tony Gaffney, Ryan Thompson, Ronald Dupree, and Brian Hamilton, and they battled their way to a hard fought win. They look to be a tough match up for Iowa, and it won't get any easier. Marques Blakely was called up today to the Houston Rockets. Blakely has been light's out for Iowa since he was acquired, and Iowa will have to hope Stanley Robinson steps up with a big game for them.