Wednesday, March 28, 2012
I admit I was one the Kevin Love cannot succeed at the next level band wagon. He just seemed to slow. But boy has he proven the doubters wrong. Just the other night he put up 51 and followed that up with a 30 point 21 rebound night. He is the real deal. Now if Luke Ridnour could just be a little more consistent they would be a team to be reckoned with. I have always thought Ridnour had a very high ceiling. I think he has the best handles in the league. He is just to inconsistent. This is his time though because Ricky Rubio is out for season and he needs to prove he is the guy. He has to convince me to though. I would give the job to Ricky. But if Ridnour can play more full throttle I would give it to him. They have some other nice pieces also. Martell Webster and Wayne Ellington are nice. Never really been a Michael Beasely fan and I would say Derrick Williams has played under par. Love is a solid piece to build around though. If Ridnour could just play out of his mind and Martell and Wayne are strokin their Jimmys then they would be hard to beat. In regards to George Karl's comparision to Larry Bird. That's dumb. Yes they are both white. Is that why you are comparing them, because love is good and is white so lets call him bird. Bird was a way better shooter and passer. I would think a Love and Barkley is a better comparision. Or maybe Love and the "Rifleman" Chuck Person.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
YES! I would have to say he is. The Linsanity will fade. We know that. He was hot for a while. But when all that hotness settles you can bet your butt he steal getting minutes. He is a player. There are a lot of player that just need the opportunity and they would make the most of it. It's just a matter of getting that opportunity.
Atlanta Hawks guard Joe Johnson and Oklahoma City Thunder guard Kevin Durant have been named Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played through Sunday, March 25.
Johnson played a key role in the Hawks 4-1 week with game-tying three-pointers against Cleveland on March 21 and Utah on March 25, in addition to a game- winning three-pointer at Washington on March 24. Johnson finished the week with averages of 23.2 points, 5.4 rebounds and 3.2 assists.
Durant closed out his week with averages of 29.5 points, 10.3 rebounds and 2.0 steals to help the Thunder to a 3-1 record. The Texas University product posted 40 points and a season-high 17 rebounds in a double overtime win over Minnesota on March 23.
Other nominees included Johnson's teammate Josh Smith, Houston's Goran Dragic, Miami's Dwyane Wade, Minnesota's Kevin Love, New York's Amare Stoudamire, Orlando's Ryan Anderson and Utah's Al Jefferson.