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Wednesday, November 19th, 2008 at 9:11 am  |  86 responses

The Post Up: Bosh’s Wasted Effort

Anthony Morrow will shoot. And shoot. And shoot.

by Holly MacKenzie

What a night. Lots of games for a Tuesday and I, naturally, fell asleep in the middle of them. I did wake up though, and caught my Warriors and my Lakers both grab wins so that was nice.

What wasn’t nice? The Raptors. Bosh was breaking my heart last night. He gets 40 and 18 boards, but his team still cannot come up with the W. They didn’t have Calderon, so that definitely is part of the problem, but he looked so frustrated, so tired, so sad at the end of the game as he walked to the locker room. Frustrating. Wasted effort.

Let’s hope they can get things back on track quickly.

Dwight going 8-11 from the free throw line is fun for Orlando fans. Good for my fantasy team, too, but tonight I really wanted the Raps to get the W. It’s weird how when you see a team every week, go to their games, shootarounds or practices, how much being a fan changes and you just want them to win. It’s almost as if you see the work and begin to understand on a different level, this NBA grind. I’d like them to succeed. A lot.

Nate Rob is way too quick. What a beautiful sprint to the basket he had last night, late in the fourth quarter of the game against the Celtics. Remember the massacre of New York in Boston last year? Q looks like he’s trying to get his revenge for that right now. That is not working.

Wilson Chandler is really good. Matt Caputo, you were right again.

GP and Chris Webber are a pretty good pair in the studio. They are funny, Webber is really good, but Shooting like there's no toMorrow.their “Rondooooooooooooooooooooo” stuff gave me a headache. Crazy men, right?

Anthony Morrow and Jax with their orange headbands and similar games make me smile. This is one guy who has to be on top of the world. From undrafted rookie to a starter with consecutive games as the leading scorer on your team, it’s pretty amazing. Morrow had 25 last night, on 8-12. Talk about efficient shooting percentage. His shot is just automatic. Effortless. He has the most beautiful jumper. And, really, they didn’t look for him enough. He is one to watch!

If you didn’t catch Tyson Chandler’s NBA blog yesterday, check it. Pretty funny stuff. Tyson seems like one of those great guys in this league who is entirely unaffected by the fame, hype and celebrity. I had him on my wall in high school. Dominguez and that red and yellow jersey.

Sorry to see Al Horford go down with an ankle sprain. This can’t feel good for Hawks fans, watching their team stumble and stumble again after their strong start and now potentially lose Horford for some games. Eeek. Here’s hoping the sprain is nothing serious.

Steph on the bench as the Knicks faced Boston. That tattoo will never become old. Or look right. I still think Kenyon Martin’s lips tattoo on his neck may be the worst in the entire league.

Michael Tillery was in Washington for the Heat and Wizards game last night and got a chance to talk to SLAM favorite (and Holly MacKenzie favorite), Shaun Livingston. Till believes in the comeback as well. With the postive energy and thoughts we’ve got brewing for Shaun over here, it will only be a matter of time before he gets those precious first minutes this season.

Corey Maggette drew at least four charges in the game last night. I lost count in the third quarter. Defense? Corey Maggette? Thanks!

Oops! Have to mention Leon Powe and Zach Randolph getting into it. You guys see that? It’s almost like teams are testing the Celtics now, to see how tough they will be. Those guys were heated last night. Again, Quentin may have been the ringleader of that Knick aggression because his lips didn’t stop moving the entire game.

Derrick Rose continues to be really, really good. Too bad one man can’t do it all in basketball. Pau was great against the Bulls, with 18 in the first quarter alone. He finished with a season-high 34.

Another huge night tonight, guys. Gear up. Get ready.

Orlando 103-Toronto 90

In what was their second consecutive game without Jose Calderon, the Toronto Raptors came up short. They came up short despite a 40-point, 18-rebound performance from Chris Bosh. Unable to take care of the ball, the Raptors had 24 turnovers and trailed for most of the game. With Jermaine O’Neal getting in foul trouble and the Magic building a 13-point lead early in the fourth, the Raps faced an uphill battle as they cut the deficit to  seven late in the fourth quarter, but it was too late and the Magic easily went on to take the victory. Besides Bosh’s big night, Jermaine O’Neal finished with 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Raptors. Jameer Nelson, Rashard Lewis and Hedo Turkoglu each led the Magic in the win with 22 points while Dwight Howard had 18 points and 9 rebounds.

Indiana 113 Atlanta 96

While the Atlanta Hawks shocked everyone with their strong start, they have fallen off of the winning track hard. After losing Al Horford in the first quarter of this game (ankle sprain), it is going to be even harder to get back on the right path. Down 32-25 to the Pacers after the first quarter, Indiana extended the lead to 61-49 at the break and coasted from there, with the Hawks getting no closer than eight in the second half. Danny Granger led the Pacers with 34 points, Rasho Nesterovic scored 21 points and Troy Murphy added 10 points and 19 rebounds. Joe Johnson scored 25 points to lead Atlanta in the loss as Marvin Williams added 14.

Cleveland 106 New Jersey 82

At the risk of sounding like a broken record this early into the season, another win, another fantastic night from LeBron James. In a 106-82 victory over the Nets and what was also the Cavaliers eighth straight victory, James finished with an easy 31 points and 8 rebounds in a game that Cleveland won in the third quarter. While the Nets hung around in the first, and led by three at the half, their offense fell apart in the third as the Cavaliers outscored them 28-13 on their way to a rout. Besides James, Mo Williams and Delonte West each scored 16 points for Cleveland. Devin Harris continued to lead the Nets with 23 points as Brook Lopez scored 15 points and grabbed 13 rebounds.

Denver 114 Milwaukee 105

After dropping their last game, the Nuggets are back on track with their new point guard leading the way. At the end of the first quarter, the Nuggets led by eight, outscoring the Bucks to hold a 34-26 advantage. After putting up 64 points in the first half, the Nuggets had extended their lead to 14 at the break and were able to easily go on to the win from there, despite the Bucks putting on a push in the fourth that was too late to do any real damage. Linas Kleiza led a strong performance from Denver’s bench with a 25-point performance as Carmelo Anthony added 17. Charlie Bell scored 25 for Milwaukee and Austin Croshere had 17 in the loss.

Golden State 111 Portland 106

After dropping in 37 points in his first career start, undrafted rookie Anthony Morrow was in the starting lineup for Golden State again last night and he did not disappoint, leading the team with 25 points on 8-12 field goals (4-5 from three), as he helped lead the Warriors over the Blazers, 111-106. The win was not an easy one, as the two teams traded leads early, with the Warriors holding onto a two-point advantage at the half, before building their lead to as many as 13 points in the third, then allowing the Blazers to get back into it late in the fourth. While Stephen Jackson recovered from a rough shooting night to drop in 10 points in the final quarter, it was Morrow who hit free throws with 5.6 seconds left in the game. Jackson finished with 20 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists as Corey Maggette added 20. Greg Oden had his best game to date with 22 points and 10 rebounds off of the bench as Brandon Roy also scored 22 points to go with 9 assists for Portland.

LA Lakers 116 Chicago 109

The final score of this one looks closer than the game actually was. While the Bulls stayed in it early, the Lakers were able to turn it up quite easily in the third quarter and sort of coasted from there. With Pau Gasol scoring 18 points in the first quarter, finishing with 34, and five other Lakers finishing in double-figures, the Bulls could not keep up, even with another great game from Derrick Rose. Rose finished with 25 points and 9 assists, but was unable to save the Bulls from another loss despite bringing them back from 18 down to cut the deficit to 10 in the fourth. Kobe Bryant had 21 points and 6 assists for LA, while Andrew Bynum scored 18 points and pulled down 9 boards. Ben Gordon had 23 points to pace the Bulls as they fell short.

Boston 110 New York 101

Without KG, the Celtics almost looked human against the Knicks. Almost doesn’t count though, as in the end, when it did count, Boston was solid while New York floundered and was unable to take advantage. After trailing for most of the game, the Knicks were able to make a run in the final minutes of the fourth quarter, fuelled by Nate Robinson and Wilson Chandler. The speed of Robinson and the athleticism of Chandler created problems for the Celtics, but when they needed a savior, in addition to the usual answer of Paul Pierce, last night it was Brian Scalabrine. Coming in and hitting a huge three with 1:14 on the clock, Scalabrine gave the Celtics some breathing room as he put them back up by eight to counter the push by the Knicks and New York was unable to complete the comeback. Their efforts were impressive, with Jamal Crawford being held to only three points on the night. Chandler finished with 23 points as Zach Randolph added 18 and 9 rebounds. Pierce led the Celtics with 22 points as Kendrick Perkins scored 16 and Rajon Rondo added 15 points and 7 assists.

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  • http://www.slamonline.com Cub Buenning

    What is this “professional” basketball you write of?

    Cruise win for Denver as no Nugget starter played more than 27 minutes and seven were in double figures. I watched the fourth and saw more of Cheik Samb than Chauncey or Melo.

    Here’s to watchable pro ball in my town, again! (lifting coffee cup)

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Cheryl

    Still now Heat mention, Miss Holly? I’m getting the feeling you’re thinking they’re irrelevant. No team with DWade is irrelevant, Ms. Thang! :-)

  • http://slamonline.com Holly MacKenzie

    Morning, Cub!

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Cheryl

    I meant “no” Heat mention. There, at least they get mentioned twice in the Post Up.

  • http://slamonline.com Holly MacKenzie

    Cheryl, sorry! Tillery was at the game, so you’ll hear more soon.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Cheryl

    Looking forward. I’ll be in and out today, so I’ll check back soon. Make it good, Tillery.

  • http://www.myspace.com/2536545 Bryan

    The heat surprised me so far. Better than I thought, I wish Beasley would rebound better and Marion would retire but other than that , Dwade is off the charts. At least Beas rebounds better than Durant.

  • http://slamonline.com/ Ryne Nelson

    Holly, that Rondoooooo! stuff was crazy. Definitely not their finest moments in studio…which could have been just moments later during their hilarious interview with Carmelo Anthony.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Cub Buenning

    Beas is just a lot shorter than he is supposed to be.
    Hola Holly.

    Ryne, what is that crap embedded into the Cub Scouts’ diary title?

  • http://coco-vents.blogspot.com Co Co

    “Beas is just a lot shorter than he is supposed to be”
    Hahaha, Cub.
    My heart aches for my falling Hawks…….

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Now Al Horford with an injured ankle?! Geez, no breaks for the Hawks. I guess the basketball Gods quit smiling down on them. Also hurts my fantasy team. Ugh.

  • http://twentythreenine.blogspot.com Russ Bengtson

    If the Hawks do lose 12 in a row, it’s not my fault.

  • Myung

    Joe’s having to do too much. Not to be all gloom and doom, but we can’t even beat a bad team if we have to depend strictly on Joe, Bibby, and Marv. Let’s hope our boys get better soon, or we’re going to be at .500 soon.

  • http://coco-vents.blogspot.com Co Co

    yeah Russ, it will be your fault.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    I won’t even say it.

  • http://twentythreenine.blogspot.com Russ Bengtson

    And man, I’ve been pushin’ Wilson Chandler for a minute. Also, bummer Z-Bo didn’t get his usual double-double last night.

  • Myung

    Wilson Chandler makes me want to buy Pony kicks.

  • scott

    Danny Granger 09 All-Star and he’ll be making an appearance on the next top 50 list.

  • Tom

    Morning Holly……that Raptor game was tough to watch yesterday. Your boy Will Solomon had a rough second start. But seeing Bosh leave it all out on the floor like that, and getting no help, from his teamates or his coach was driving me crazy. I was almost hoping Mitchell would bench him so that his effort wouldn’t be wasted. And JO did a real respectable job on Howard in the 1st half, but foul trouble put an end to that. And I finally got to see Morrow in the highlights, thats one of the prettiest jumpers I’ve seen in a while…….Mullin-esque even

  • http://www.slamonline.com Cub Buenning

    And Steph Curry will shoot. And shoot. And shoot.

  • scott

    First Josh Smith then Al Horford both on my fantasy team. Depending on how long they are injured by season could be over in week four. YEAH!

  • Myung

    Al Horford is my fantasy team too, but I could care less about my fake team. We need him back on the court, not on our fake rosters.

  • scott

    @Myung…you know you care about your fake team. It is a matter of pride that you want to do good.

  • http://www.myfreesport.com LexaB

    Man thats just so sad for the Hawks, that talented group doesnt deserve all those injuries!!!
    Once again, just because of the beauty of his J (and also ’cause I know you like that NOIZ style Holly) : Anthony Morrow… Anthony Morrow… Anthony Morrow…
    And BTW, just before I go packing my stuff for NYC (Knicks-Wizards on saturday, here I come) : where are all those people that just gave up on Greg “I’m looking like the 60 years-old LeBron’s dad” Oden after that first game injury. Oden is for real and he’s gonna show it to all the haters. Thats only the beginning for the big fella… Go Blazers go !!!!

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Knicks-Wizards?! Are you being punished?

  • http://AllAbout-Penis-Enlargement.com Jukai

    Lebron = MVP. Easy.

  • http://www.myspace.com/2536545 Bryan

    Oden is beastin. Derrick Rose is also. This is a stacked rookie class…if only Eric Gordon could get some burn.

  • neaorin

    Through 11 games LeBron has pretty much the same line as last season while averaging 3 less minutes per contest. It sure helps when the guys around him are able to knock down shots and create for a change. Tonight at Detroit, second night of a back-to-back should be a good test. Looking forward to it.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Maybe Detroit can “hold” LeBron to 25 tonight. It certainly isn’t going to be an 80-75 finish tonight.

  • http://www.myspace.com/2536545 Bryan

    Go detroit!

  • http://where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    FREE TUFF JUICE!

  • Myung

    Scott, I DO care about my fantasy team. You’re right. All I’m saying is, I didn’t care for 1 second last night that Al was hurting my fantasy team when he left the game. All I was thinking of was, “Man, we just lost 3 games and we’re probably going to lose tonight too. I hope it’s not a serious injury.” As much as I enjoy fantasy sports, when your favorite player on your favorite team goes down, you forget about fantasy.

  • Exile

    Bosh. Dude is on fire. Raps have got to get Jose back. Salmons got the announcer screaming “what is that man doing?” after a turnover…. painful.

  • http://www.myfreesport.com LexaB

    TAD
    That was funny but no I’m not being punished :) ) !!! I just happen to be in NYC for my job – covering some boxing stuff for my mag – so lets get some fun at the Garden… unfortunately for me, the team that plays there is called the Knicks, and the team that comes to play team is called the Wizards… Damn, I really feel like the unluckiest man in the b-ball world right now :) !!!

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Well, neither team plays defense, so it may be a wildly entertaining game.

  • http://where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    Any game that involves DeShawn Stevenson and Quentin Richardson has some “crazy sh!t going down” potential.

  • http://antwonomous.blogspot.com Antwonomous

    Did anybody watch the FSN2 “courtside telecast” of that Lakers-Bulls game? You got to see the action from a sideline point of view (obviously). Anyways, after the play where Kobe got too unselfish and tried to throw the lob to Trevor, only to have Trevor pass it back to him and Kobe nail an open three, they go back to the bench. I click over from FSN to FSN2, and I hear Kobe making the analogy of um, how can I make this unobscene? He was trying to explain to Trevor how he wanted him to finish the lob, and he used the analogy of, this is how I’ll put it: reaching the perfect climax, er, ending. You get my drift. Anyways, funny as hell. We weren’t supposed to hear that. I was floored when that happened. No big deal, really, NBA players are just like the rest of us, they aren’t saints, they talk the same way the average person does, we all know this. Still though, it was shocking.

  • http://www.myfreesport.com LexaB

    Hope you’re right TAD and B. Long… just for the sake of my NY saturday night!!!

  • http://www.ravingblacklunatic.blogspot.com Allenp

    Like Tyson Chandler, I also looked when my son was delivered.
    And it did change my life.
    But, I’ll probably look again. It’s a magical experience.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    I hope Kobe followed that up with “no homo”.

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    How bout them Cavs?

  • http://www.myspace.com/2536545 Bryan

    Why did dwight howard get so bad at free throws? Did he not shoot like 67% his rookie year?

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    THANK YOU FOR NOT MENTIONING THE MAVERICKS GAME.

  • Diesel

    I take back my whole Hawks on the cover argument from last week. Danny Granger for the next cover though. He should stick around for a while. With that out of the way …RUSS – what the hell is going on with Deng?! 9 points last night and I think that is his high for the past 5 games. Rose would have 15 assists a night if anyone on this bulls team could shott. Rose is the one bright spot this year.

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    What ever happened to the Monkey King aka Chinnese Magic aka Sun Yue

  • http://LATESTCRY.WORDPRESS.COM akimana

    Umm Antwonomous, not sure i get it. Try again and be more exlpicit wordpress won’t mind.

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    thanks to Tyson Chandler/Eddy Curry for the advise. I will not look, ever.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ Tariq al Haydar

    This Morrow kid makes me happy.

  • http://twentythreenine.blogspot.com Russ Bengtson

    I’m not sure what’s wrong with Luol. It doesn’t appear that he has it in him to be the lead guy. He might not have it in him to be the number two guy. Which isn’t good seeing that he’s locked up for $70 million. Other than Rose, I’m not sure about anyone on the roster. It’s depressing.

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    Whose stats are these?
    PPG 15.3 RPG 3.80 APG 5.4 SPG 1.0

    (I will give you a hint, its Ramon Sessions)

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    SLAM please interview Ramon Sessions before some other magizine ‘discovers’ him

  • http://www.ravingblacklunatic.blogspot.com Allenp

    Sessions appears to be Mo Williams lite with all those points and so few assists.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ Tariq al Haydar

    My friend the Ant keeps trying to convince me that the Lakers won’t win it all because speedy guards (CP3, Deron, Iverson, Rondo) will abuse Fisher all night. “Basketball,” he said, “is all about mismatches. And the Lakers have a big one to deal with.”
    I told him to go f*** himself. And then I gave him a hug. He smelled like oranges and vanilla.

  • http://twentythreenine.blogspot.com Russ Bengtson

    And I noticed that the BETCATS starting five COMBINED for 26 points last night. I think they ended with something like 26 points, 21 rebounds, six assists and four blocks. In other words, a decent night for Dwight Howard, and a godawful night for an alleged NBA starting five. How often does a starting lineup account for less than 30 points? Not often, I’d think.

  • http://www.ravingblacklunatic.blogspot.com Allenp

    Russ
    I like what Ben Gordon has been showing. He’s been much more aggressive going to rack. Tyrus Thomas is wack, Nocioni loves his jumper. I like that Thabo kid though.

  • http://double-technical.blogspot.com Zee!

    Is it just me or does anyone else notice that GP is HORRIBLE in the studio? He tried to ask Pau Gasol a question last night and it sounded like a statement. Gary needs an english coach.

  • http://www.ravingblacklunatic.blogspot.com Allenp

    Remember when people though Okafor was better than Dwight Howard? I’m talking to you Jay Bilas and Stephen A. Smith.
    Bilas thought Okafor was better than Josh Smith.
    Good times.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ Tariq al Haydar

    P.S. The Ant also keeps talking about Terrell Davis.
    Sample convo:
    Me: Hey Ant, pass the thousand island dressing, please.
    Ant: TD got 2000 yards rushing one time.
    Me: Yeah, ok. Listen, do you think this auto industry bailout will pass? Looks like the Detroit 3 will go bankrupt, man.
    Ant: Terrell Davis was a good running back.
    Me: F*** you.
    Ant: TD.

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    Russ, J-Rich wasnt their, and Gerald Wallace is problay p!ssed we are going to trade him, so he doesnt care anymore after investing himself so much in the franchise that is now treating him like crap. Raymond Felton is nervous that DJ Augistin is gonna take his job, so he is gunning and missing tons of shots. Matt Carrol started, he is a decent bench player, but shouldnt be starting. Also, Sean May is our best Power Forward. In other words right now we are fu(ked.

  • http://twentythreenine.blogspot.com Russ Bengtson

    Ben can score, but I think they need a big guard alongside Derrick. I’ll take Ben as a sixth man any day of the week, but not for $60 million or whatever it is he’s looking for. I haven’t given up on Tyrus yet because he’s still young, but it would be nice to see more progress by now. I just want to see Paxson make a big move, even if it’s a wrong one. That roster needs a huge shakeup. They have more pieces than they can use—turn a few decent players into one better one.

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    Allenp 2 things:
    1. Emeka did win Rookie of the Year
    2. Rammon Sessions is not Mo Williams lite, remeber, this guy is getting these numbers off the bench, and when he started last year, he had 22 assists and 20 points and 8 rebounds.

  • http://twentythreenine.blogspot.com Russ Bengtson

    BETCATS: I’m sure there were legit reasons (beyond Michael Jordan being the worst GM in human history), but I still don’t know how five NBA starters can’t break 30 combined. Is six points apiece too much to ask for?

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    The two things i enjoyed from last night’s game were DJ Augistin and Gerald Green.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ Tariq al Haydar

    The Bulls have a lot of good pieces that could be vital cogs on championship teams. HOWEVA, said cogs all have a peripheral quality to them. No alpha dogs in the bunch (except some of them get PAID like they are alpha dogs). Derrick Rose excepted.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ Tariq al Haydar

    Oh, sorry. Evidently I just repeated what Russ said.

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    Russ, i have no idea either. Emeka is offensivly challenged, Sean May CANNOT DUNK anymore and can barely jump at all. Gerald is most likely beyond mad at the organization, he was playing distracted last night, their is no other way to explain Gerald Wallace missing layups other than him being mad. Matt Carrol is a streaky bench player who is only constistant when he gets minutes, and Adam Morrison takes them all. And i already said that Felton is trying to keep his job, so he has turned into a scorer, which is something he isnt, he is no longer making plays for anyone besides himself. YOu put that all together and add in DJ Augistin and Adam Morrison playing well, and got the Bobcats.

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    What happened to Larry Hughes and Thabo? Both of them would be nasty if they got minutes.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ Tariq al Haydar

    Allenp:
    I have no qualms with Bilas thinking Okafor was better than Josh Smith. What’s funny is that he arrogantly decreed that Smoove would be a flop.

  • Sparker

    did anyone else catch gp’s post-game “not an all-star” segment? ahmad held up the all-star ballot, then gp basically eviscerated the guys he thought didn’t even belong ON THE BALLOT. and he did not hold back, let me tell you. saying iggy was sucking considering he just got paid, mispronouncing names like dalembert, crapping all over ben wallace, making fun of anthony parker for being candace’s sister, generally going wild on anyone not up to the glove standard. it was amazing to see someone chris webber’s size actually try and HIDE on camera while attempting to water down garry’s “analysis.” just crazy, crazy stuff all around

  • luvshaq

    why are those guys on the all star ballot?

  • Diesel

    I’m fine with Deng not being the first option, Rose can be that, but like you said, he’s not even the third option now. My opinion: Deng, Gordon, Hughes, Noah. If we can get a decent big man for any combination or all 4 of those players. Then pick up Curry in this year’s draft. You’ll have a serious outside shooting threat for a fraction of what BG wants, it will keep defenses honest agianst Rose’s penetration, and hopefully we’ll have someone who can score down low. Maybe trade for Boozer??

  • Diesel

    BET – I think that’s another reason a trade needs to happen…right now Thabo’s not getting any minutes and he’s got too much potential to not get in the game. Hughes doesn’t compliment Rose well so he has to go. From this point on we build around Rose.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Being a Pistons fan, i’m happy watching the Bulls struggle. Being a basketball fan, I hope Rose gets some help ASAP.

  • http://www.myspace.com/2536545 Bryan

    Co sign tad. Except switch the pistons to the knicks. I almost had a heart attack when John Starks was in a bulls uni.

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    Russ, can you explain to me why Paxson his trying so hard to keep this ‘core’? I mean, I could see how Joe D waited a little to pull the trigger because he had success with his core.. but Pax?! Blow this damn thing up, dude. Rose is your focal point, Deng has to stay because you commited. Everyone else is expendable. BG needs to go because he doesn’t want to be a 6th. I don’t believe in ANY of their bigs.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Cause he is stubborn?

  • http://www.myspace.com/2536545 Bryan

    Dead.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Cub Buenning

    Tariq, TD had one of the best five year spans running the ball, ever!
    Love the Ant!
    How could Bilas know if a high school kid would flop!?!?

  • http://www.myspace.com/2536545 Bryan

    Dude TD is overrated.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    So is T.O.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Cub Buenning

    Did you watch professional football during the 90s? If you saw him run and put games away before halftime (which they did a lot)you would never use that dreaded “O” word.
    Underrated if anything…..

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Tim Duncan? Oh, football….meh.

  • http://www.myspace.com/2536545 Bryan

    Yeah Cub. If you replaced him with any other running back put them up for a G in yards. If you put barry sanders back there you’re looking at 3000 yards bro.

  • Candice

    @Tad that’s cold. When the Bulls’ played the Pistion’s, I had one constant and that was them beating them most of the time. This year I don’t feel the same thing at all because AI alone will eat them up.

  • Candice

    Before last night game Deng was starting to come around. I don’t know what happened last night. I hope they do something tonight.

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ Double R

    Holly thanks for the heads-up on the Tyson Chandler blog post. Funny stuff. Ryan and any other Slam staffers/contributors with children, did you look?

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