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.
Sunday, February 12, 2012
I would say nothing. Remember this is my opinion and just what I feel. I mean I have only seen him play a few times. I do check the box score for there games quite frequently though. I would say nothing is wrong, he is just in a bad spot. He is just on a team that doesn't use him to his potential. He just needs minutes and on a team with a horrible record I don't know why he doesn't get them. He might have to just bite his time and wait for the right situation or right coach to come along. A lot of a nba players career comes down to luck. If a player would have got drafted to this place instead of that place it can make a world of difference. The people he would meet. The people he wouldn't meet. It all comes into play. You think if Steve Kerr never played for the Bulls he would still be the suns ex GM and a TNT analyst. ( I doubt it ) This does not affect the great players though. They make there own luck. They are gona be money wherever they go. But some players the little things can make a big difference. Jimmer just needs to weight for his time. It will come.
This question is hard to answer these days. There is no clear cut answer. Not since Jordan. We always just knew when he was in the league. A lot of people say lebron. I say how can the best player in the game not be a shooter. The name of the game is putting the rock in hole, so I would think one characteristic the best player in the league must have is being a shooter. I have seen lebron to many times miss free throws. Sometimes two on a trip. He is a excellent passer and penetrator. So if he is the best then the competition is weak. Derek Rose has the same make up. He is also a good passer and a good penetrator. And although not a great shooter he is definitely better than james. So that leaves us Kobe and Dirk. Kobe is a excellent shooter. Decent passer. Good on defense. And does seem to have that inner beast that the great ones have. But he does have the best running mate out of the group in Gasol and they don't seem to make the most of it. Maybe they just are getting old. Dirk is obviously the best shooter in the group but is pretty immobile. So those are my top 4. I know some would put a Dwight Howard or Kevin Durant in there. But I wouldn't. So if I had to pick one to be the best I guess it would have to be either Kobe or Rose. But it is debatable. It is all debatable. I so miss the days where there was no discussion of this. We just knew Jordan was the best. If anyone was even close to him it was Bird. Although kobe's game is comparable to jordan's, as in the was he post up on the block etc, there was no debate. Who do you think is the best?