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Wednesday, February 18th, 2009 at 9:00 am  |  99 responses

Post Up: More Krypto-Nate

While Kevin Durant and Chris Paul star in their own episode of Heroes.

by Holly MacKenzie

Wow. Here we go, back to business after All-Star. I’ve got to say I enjoyed the time off from posting two daily columns, but of course, rather than resting up over the break I somehow wake up Monday morning with a headache, sore throat and chills. Yuck.

I can deal with the throat and the headaches, but that feeling when your body just needs rest and sleep? Yeah, I don’t do that too well. I’ve been a little less than agreeable the past day or so. I hate feeling like I’m missing out on stuff and spending half of your morning sleeping can make you feel crazy.

Okay, All-Star was fun, I loved the H-O-R-S-E competition, loved the dominance of Durant and enjoyed the whole Kobe/Shaq thing, even though it’s fun to see how over the top Shaq is about the two while Kobe is more, “haha, yeah it’s cool, don’t you remember you rapped that awful song about me this summer, you jerk”.

If any of you haven’t caught the All-Star videos from The Basketball Jones, aka Skeets, Tas and JD, please, please go over and check them out. My personal favorite is the Jam Session but they are all definitely worth watching. I love the Amare one too. And, well, all of them. Those guys are the best.

I’m still pretty jealous that I wasn’t IN Phoenix and, man did it sting when I got texts from all sorts of people all weekend long telling me they had met up with someone else who is a favorite of mine. It made me realize how close-knit and awesome the basketball blogging world is and it definitely made me thankful, even if I was feeling oh so very jealous.

Shoutout to the guy who hit the halfcourt shot at the end of the third quarter during the Lakers/Hawks game to win $165,000.00. Unreal. The announcer asked him if he’d be going to buy a car with the money and the first thing he said was that he had a college education to pay for. The Lakers bench was loving it and the Hawks all watched in awe at the replay. Sasha even came over to give the guy a hug. I love happy endings!

And, now we are back to the regular season and that feels great. I liveblogged Spurs@ Knicks last night for The Score and while the game started out slow and the Spurs were without Manu Ginobili, the Knicks just kept on running and took the game in overtime, winning 112-107 in the extra session without David Lee who fouled out at the end of regulation. Why were they able to win in overtime? Nate Robinson. It appears that in addition to being superman’s kryptonite, he was the Spurs as well because they were unable to stop him when he got into the lane and he finished with 32 points and 10 rebounds in 38 minutes of play. The Knicks took the game 112-107, while Chris Duhon and Wilson Chandler each scored 17. Tim Duncan had 26 points 15 rebounds and 5 assists for the Spurs, but also had 7 turnovers.  Roger Mason had 20 points and Tony Parker had 14 points but shot only 5-20 from the floor.

While Nate Robinson was the hero for the Knicks, Dwight Howard did the same for Orlando, leading them in their 107-102 overtime victory against the Charlotte Bobcats. Dwight finished with 45 points, 19 rebounds and 8 blocked shots. Monstrous line. Rashard Lewis had 17 points and Hedo Turkoglu added 13 points and 7 assists. Raymond Felton was solid for the Bobcats with 22 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists, Boris Diaw and Emeka Okafor each scored 14 points, with Okafor adding 9 rebounds and 4 steals.

The Hornets escaped with a 100-98 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on the same night that the two teams swapped players with Tyson Chandler going to OKC while Chris Wilcox and Joe Smith being sent to New Orleans. While Kevin Durant picked up where he left off at the All-Star, scoring a career-high 47 points, including the game-tying three-pointer with 13 seconds remaining, he was two points short as Chris Paul picked up the slack for the Hornets and scored on a layup with two seconds on the clock to give the Hornets the victory. Paul had 21 and 8 assists while David West was more than solid, scoring 37 points to go with 13 rebounds. Jeff Green complimented Durant’s 47 with 24 points and Russell Westbrook added 12 points.

Despite playing without Tracy McGrady, the Rockets were able to crush the Nets, 114-88. The Rockets outrebounded New Jersey 56-30 and had 16 offensive rebounds compared to only 2 for the Nets. Yao Ming led Houston with 20 points and 12 rebounds as Shane Battier had 19 points and 9 rebounds, Von Wafer had 19 off of the bench and Ron Artest added 18. Vince Carter led the Nets with 30 points while Brook Lopez scored 21 points to go with 9 rebounds and 4 blocked shots in the loss.

In their first game under Alvin Gentry, the Phoenix Suns certainly didn’t waste any time going back to their up-tempo game in a meeting with the Clippers. Pouring in 140 points (in regulation!), the Suns rolled all over the Clippers 140-100 as they scored 81 points in the first half and did it all without Jason Richardson who was suspended for the game by the Suns. Phoenix blew open the game at the end of the opening 12 minutes as they led 41-26 and then went on to score another 40 in the second quarter to lead 81-49 at the half. Leandro Barbosa scored 24 points for the Suns as Amar’e Stoudemire had 23, Grant Hill, 20 and Steve Nash added 8 points and 10 assists. Eric Gordon had 24 points for the Clippers who were without Marcus Camby.

The Jazz took down Memphis 117-99 last night, behind 24 points from CJ Miles and 20 point and 15 assists from Deron Williams as the Grizzlies struggled offensively in the second half. Ronnie Brewer had 19 and Paul Millsap scored 18 for the Jazz. Rudy Gay and OJ Mayo led Memphis with 18 points apiece but the Grizzlies had only 15 team assists on the night.

The Bucks took down the Pistons last night, 92-86, and are finding ways to win without their stars. While this one was an up and down game with the Bucks building up a double-digit lead in the fourth, the Pistons made a run and got within one point before falling once again down the stretch. Ramon Sessions continued to show he was meant for the NBA, finishing with 17 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists. Richard Jefferson scored 29 points and Malik Allen added 14 off of the bench. Antonio McDyess led the sixers with 24 points and 14 rebounds while Richard Hamilton scored 22 off of the bench and Rasheed Wallace and Allen Iverson each scored 10 points apiece in the loss.

After the Lakers outscored Atlanta 40-24 in the third quarter, that game was all but over and was not as close as the 96-83 final score indicated. Pau Gasol had a triple double with 12 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists. Lamar Odom had 15 points and 20 rebounds and Derek FisherJoe Johnson’s scored 14. The Grizzlies were led by 14 (on 6-17 shooting), and Josh Smith’s 13.

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  • Andy

    Antonio McDyess led the sixers?

    Just messing, good to have the Post Up back, Holly.

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

    “Sasha even came over to give the guy a hug. I love happy endings!” In another life…..I could have made something out of that last line. And Holly……good to see you back….you were missed. Oh yeah…..Zach Randolph is hillarious

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

    How ’bout them Pistons? Ughhh…..

    Can the Suns actually be scary if they keep this up?

  • http://lastknickstanding.blogspot.com Bryan

    Lets go suns. And knicks!!!

  • http://lastknickstanding.blogspot.com Bryan

    Nate Robinson is beast. And yes eboy the suns can be scary if they do that.

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    GREAT TO SEE YOU BACK! Oh, lord caps lock does not fare well over here. Anywho, great to see you back & Thanks for showing some CJ MILES LOVE! back in his HS days @ skyline, he went by Calvin. I guess when he hit the draft, he went to CJ…Sounds more athletic I guess. Gotta love it when TWO dallas area studs are on the Jazz (Deron+CJ)

  • mike

    Kevin Durant cannot be stopped

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

    45,19, and 8 for Dwight was sick.

  • Squirrel7

    Nate Robinson is not a beast! While his performance last night was good, he is one of the streakiest players I’ve ever seen, and seems incapable of playing within any sort of structured offense. Still, guess that isn’t really a requirement when playing for D’Antoni. And don’t even get me started on the travesty that was him winning the dunk contest…….

  • http://lastknickstanding.blogspot.com Bryan

    Luckily the dunk contest has nothing to do with him dropping 30 on the spurs.

  • Logan

    Monster games from Dwight and from my man Lamar…great to see him play with a hunger. Was watching a Kobe interview postgame and he mentioned Lamar is no longer looking for an identity with the Lakers, he knows what he has to do….well its about time, we all knew the talent he has, great to see him do his thing…

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

    I’m betting McDyess is regretting the decision to sign back with the Pistons again. Ugh.

  • Tom

    Nice to have the Post-up back Holly……Is Rick Adelman the COY??……Houston really has no business having the record that they have considering their roster and all the injuries. And the pistons are on the verge of being unwatchable.

  • Squirrel7

    But any player can have a random hot night. McDyess went off for 24 points yesterday, but that’s not exactly his season average, is it?! A 16ppg average this season on 43% shooting (31% from deep) aren’t exactly beastly numbers, in my opinion, that’s all.

  • http://lastknickstanding.blogspot.com Bryan

    I vote Kevin Durant the most improved player in the league.

  • http://lastknickstanding.blogspot.com Bryan

    Any dude that’s 5’8 and can get 30 points and ten boards is a beast in my book.

  • Squirrel7

    I’d say Durant or Danny Granger…..

  • Andy

    In all the talk of PHX dropping 140 on the Clippers, Amundson brought one of his better performances in a Suns jersey, meaning Shaq only had to play 21 minutes. Between the two of them, the Suns center position provided 28 points and 16 rebounds, going 12-of-14 from the field. They are decent numbers in my book. They could still use another 3-point threat though. Barnes went 0-for-5 last night.

  • Squirrel7

    AI is supposed to really be under 6 feet, and he’s been averaging ridiculous numbers his whole career. Chris Paul is only 6 foot, and his numbers are through the roof too. Therefore, I don’t consider Nate’s occasional ‘big’ nights all that impressive, that’s all. The guy has absolutely no consistency. Oh well, I guess we’ll have to agree to disagree.

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    Thanks for nothing, Lil Nate. Even though he was absolutely torchuing us last night, I really couldn’t be mad at him. His game is just too improbable and fun to watch.

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    Durant = Beast (and the future foil to LeBron)
    Dwight = Monster LON
    Eric Gordon/Brook Lopez = 2 of the most underrated rooks in a long time

  • Andy

    For those hating on Nate, I can only assume it’s because they think he shouldn’t have won the dunk contest. 16, 4 and 4 for the season is pretty good in my books, considering he’s only started something like 7 of 45 games. A lot of teams would like players who give you those kinds of numbers off the bench, so the hate seems kinda harsh to me.

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

    Hate? Nate? It all sounds the same.

  • Squirrel7

    At no point did I say I hate Robinson. I merely said that he was far from a ‘beast’ (to me, a beast is someone averaging 20ppg and 10+ assists or rebounds, and Nate doesn’t fit that category). And no, I didn’t think he was particularly impressive/imaginative in the dunk contest either, but then I don’t think the other 3 participants put up much of a fight (if Rudy had nailed that dunk 1st time, I’d have given it to him no doubt), so I guess he was just the best of a bad bunch.

  • http://slamonline.com Chris O’Leary

    Can’t you picture Pop — or any coach for that matter — losing their sh*t over the smallest guy on the court having that many rebounds?

  • http://lastknickstanding.blogspot.com Bryan

    So kobe and lebron aren’t beasts because they don’t average double doubles. Neither is dwade, kevind durant, shaq or amare. Damn that’s a pretty tough criteria.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    Guess who sprained their ankle hoopin yesterday!

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    And is home today (just came back from the doctor’s office)

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    Whether or not Nate = Beast, he was certainly beasting last night. He’s played the Barbosa-role for d’Antoni to a T this season and has really been their spark off the bench. Personally, I’m happy for him.

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    You skipped school for a sprained ankle BET? I miss HS…

  • Squirrel7

    Haha, good point. But I think they’ve got it covered with their combination of points, rebounds, assists, steals, & blocks. Let me re-phrase it then, to be considered a ‘beast’ I’d expect you to be playing All-Star caliber ball, and I can’t imagine anyone campaigning for a Nate All-Star appearance any time soon, can you?!

    So I guess in my opinion, there are only around 20-or-so ‘beasts’ in the league currently…

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

    That’s why talent is part of playing, BET. Stick to blogging….or pouring syrups on cats.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    to tell the tale of how i sprained my ankle: We got a new goal to put in the street. It is broken and only goes up to 8 feet. I tried to do a 1 handed 360 with my eyes closed and ended up missing the rim completely and falling on the curve and rolling my ankle. I was in pain, i hopped back to the crib on 1 foot, and had to deal with the hurt all night. This morning my granddad called a cab and took me to a urgent care clinic. I get to wear a ‘cool’ ankle brace for 2 weeks!

  • Squirrel7

    Anyways, I’m out.

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

    BET McGrady.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    Eboy i pour syrup in my drink and dont even gotta think.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    oh what cleverness a lawyer can create when he gets to sit around all day due to the fact that nobody wants him defending them in court.

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    LO has a surprising knack for rebounds. He’s not THAT tall and he really doesn’t get that much lift. I’ll have to start paying attention to see how he gets his. He does box out though. Which is (tragically) not a given in the L no more. Seriously, LO-Pau might be a better fit than Bynum-Pau.
    Pau thrives as the sole low block dude and LO gives you as many (if not more) boards than Bynum. The reason why everybody thought that the Lakers would be better with Bynum is that they thought he’d patrol the lane. He hasn’t done that and they still don’t have a rim protector. Bynum is good, that’s not my point. I’m just saying that LO-Pau is a better combo. + LO can’t play off the bench, he’s not a don’t-give-a-eff-i-get-mine-regardless dude à la Ginobili.

  • http://slamonline.com Chris O’Leary

    BET: “I tried to do a 1 handed 360 with my eyes closed…”

    What could go wrong?

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    also, you know closing your eyes for a dunk doesn’t make it look any better…

  • http://slamonline.com Chris O’Leary

    Closed eyes on a free throw is impressive though.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    cio, we were playin dunk HORSE, i wanted to do something hard, i failed

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

    I broke a rib yesterday saving a puppy from a tank of piranhas,in the middle of a reverse tomahawk 360,while reciting the pledge of allegience and making pancakes…..

  • http://slamonline.com Chris O’Leary

    Closed eyes on a free throw dunk would be the most impressive, I think. Get well BET. Will you ever try the eyes closed dunk again?

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    Izzo is a funny man. Hey, is it true Barry Bond’s trainer gave you ‘roids in 03-04?

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    Chris, no. i can dunk 10 feet, and i can grab rim on this ’8 feet’ by standing on my tip toes. I am still not sure what happened.

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

    Probably slipped on some syrup.

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

    Your eyes were closed. What are you trying to figure out?

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    i just thought it would be cool. Oh well, if yall think i’m retarded at least you dont know me. i am sure this is on somebody’s cell phone camera. I wouldnt be suprised if it gets on youtube.

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    It was cool BET, and its making me laugh right now at work, which is even more cool.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    cio i meant the dunk not the story. I will attempt this dunk again, maybe

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

    If that video makes the web, I will be highly disappointed if you don’t link to it.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    i am not sure the dude caught it on his camera or if he was even recording it and not texting or something. But if he did, i will threaten him not to put it on the youtube, and if he does i might let yall peep it.

  • riggs

    playskool rims are dangerous my friend

  • http://lastknickstanding.blogspot.com Bryan

    Anyone else on the Durant MIP bandwagon?

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    im on the Durant MVP bandwagon.

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    Even if it was against Emeka and the others who form the Bobcats “frontcourt”, Dwights 45/19/8(BLOCKS!) were mindblowing in many aspects. None moreso than the fact that he started hitting jumphooks, right, left and fingerrolls from the freethrow line extended. nimble pick and roll alley oops and looked like a one man wrecking ball out there. I’ve been a staunch opponent of Dwight’s one dimensional game since Beijing, but lord was he unstoppable last night. It.was.scary! This is what Ewing is teaching him? How to make the Bynum’s, Oden’s and Lopez’s have nightmares the night before playing him? Wicked

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    Dark, i think he had it in him for a while. I just thing Coach Rob Jeremy realized Dwight had something to prove when he played us today. Last time these 2 teams played the bobcats ‘front court’ as you mockingly call it HELD HIM TO 3 POINTS

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    I wasn’t even trying to belittle Emeka and co. (traditionally Dwight never really outplays Okafor, well until you know, last game..) to me it was shocking to see him hitting those shots from out of his comfort zone and looking utterly at ease with it…. safe to say, boy is working on his game…impressive

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    Okafor almost dunked on him 2x. One time got blocked, the other, Dwight grabbed Okafor’s shoulder as he jumped. This guy does not want to be the one in SLAM for getting dunked ON by Emeka.

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

    The latest on the Vince trade drama, the Blazers have joined the mix according to ESPN:
    -
    Sources say the Blazers and Nets have discussed a deal that would send Carter to Portland for Raef LaFrentz and his expiring contract along with Travis Outlaw and Sergio Rodriguez.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ RV

    Tom, what’s wrong with the rockets’ roster?? i’ll give you the injury issue, but Yao, scola, landry, ron, tmac, shane, rafer, brooks, rafer, barry, and wafer on paper is a top 3 roster in the west.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ RV

    Tad, its ridiculous how one sided some fo these trades are, you could add up what Jersey gave up for vince years ago and what they’d be getting from portland and it would still be one sided…

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

    Uhm….the most embarrassing thing about the Bobcats loss? They let JJ Reddick tie it in regulation with a three. The team should be disbanded because of that alone.

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

    RV: True, but Rod Thorn isn’t looking for value, I think he just wants Vince off the books. The Nets are going to build around Devin and Lopez.

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

    And Yi.

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    E, Reddick is still a deadeye shooter. He’s not much else, but if you lose him he can still burn you from deep.
    And speaking of talented rosters, I think the Suns have far more talent (top to bottom)than the Rockets, especially without McGrady.

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    I think you’re right TAD, but I really hate how common these lopsided deals are becoming. I prefer the organic teams that win because they play well together not the “aging star falls into the lap of a contender” model (a la KG, Pau, etc…)

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    Eboy must not have gotten the memo that the Magic have decided to utlize JJ by setting screens for him. He cant create his own shot, but when they set screens he will hit just like he did at duke.

  • Michael

    Kevin Duratn will average 40 next year seriously dude is putting up 35 plus every night with ease.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    The Blazers would be kind of crazy to add Carter when a) they already have Brandon Roy, and b) half their roster is gonna need extensions soon. Not to mention I’d rather let Raef expire and keep Rodriguez and Outlaw, even if it’s just to trade them later.

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    I don’t think he’ll average 40, but KD could lead the league in scoring by the end of next season and it wouldn’t surprise me. His combination of length, skill quickness is unprecedented. Scoring looks “easier” for him than Kobe/Bron/Melo/Wade etc…

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

    Yeah, I was kinda surprised to see the Blazers in Vince trade rumors myself. Portland seems to be hard up to make a trade for just about any high profile player who becomes available.

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    Russ is right. I just think they’re scrambling because they want to add a veteran presence, and might be trying to cash in on some of the young talent they don’t want to extend. But I think they’d be much better off giving Roy a chance to mature in the playoffs as the unquestioned leader of that team.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Roy would be the unquestioned leader of that team even if they did trade for Vince.

  • http://www.kicksonfire.com Anton

    Durant made that weekend his b*tch

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com DP

    I’m stupid for ever doubting durant. dude is a monsta. I love watching this guy play. just so damn smooth

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    The problem is that Vince and Roy do a lot of the same things on the floor. Especially in terms of handling the ball in the middle of the floor and distributing. Vince has done a pretty great job of that in NJ, and Portland uses Roy as the PG during crunch time. I mean would Vince just spot up?

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com DP

    He shoots so damn much now that why wouldn’t he spot up?

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    I’m not saying he wouldn’t spot up, but thats not his streangth. Vince is better with the ball, off the bounce, but thats Roy’s riole in Portland. I just don’t think its a good fit. Especially for the $$$.

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    ^Although, I guess they’re already stuck paying LaFrentz. So any addiditon would be a better value.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Yeah, but LaFrentz’s deal expires soon. They’d be better off waiting and trying to get in on some of the 2010 action via sign-and-trade.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    i think the best fit system for Vince is….New Jersey. The man is putting up big numbers this year.

  • Sarah

    You know why we couldn’t stop Nate? Because Tony Parker is too F*CKING weak! Hit the weight room, Frenchie! Sorry, Tony and I have a love/hate relationship. It really wasn’t all his fault, but he sure didn’t help much.

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    Tony did play poorly throughout (the bigger issue was his 5-20 FG shooting)and I remember Nate on a crucial fast break in OT just putting his elbow in Tony’s chest and clearing space for the layup. But really, Nate is too physical for most PGs in the league and when he’s hot like that and has the green light fomr D’Antoni he’s really tough to deal with.

  • http://www.kicksonfire.com Anton

    The Bulls have traded Nocioni and Gooden to Sacramento for Brad Miller and John Salmons.

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    1- People are sleeping on KD : 26-7-3 on 47-42-86% at 20 YEARS OLD. He’s not merely good and upcoming, his ceiling is in the Kobe/Lebron/MJ/Bird type for swingmen. He hasn’t even filled out yet. 30 and 10 seems entirely possible. 35? Maybe. He scores EASY.
    2- Brook Lopez is really good. Really really good. Might be better than Bynum and Oden when it’s all said and done. He was punking ao yesterday. Blocking his shot, boxing him out, scoring on him, etc.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    Anton i was about to post the same thing!!!!Russ is either smilling or stomping up and down in a dark room somewhere…

  • http://www.kicksonfire.com Anton

    I’m hoping Carter goes west, should make the playoffs extra exciting.
    Plus, Camby and the Cavs – can they do it?
    Trade deadline less than 24 hours away!!!

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    I think that Bulls trade is a good thing for TyruS Thomas wh won’t have to worry about Gooden trying to take his minutes anymore. I’m not sure where John Salmons will fit in for the Bulls though. The Kings aren’t even worth thinking about at this point. But I guess this move will open up some time for Spencer Hawes and Jason Thompson, unless they decide to give major minutes to either Nocioni or Gooden at the 4. Actually, trading for two PFs doesn’t show much confidence in Thompson.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    maybe they will trade Thabo or Larry Hughes to the Bobcats for a 3rd round pick…

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    johnny salmons better get at least 35 mins with the bulls or i will be megapissed.

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    Keep wishing BET, I’ve heard that they’re trying to move Hinrich for some expiring contracts though.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    Tarzan you’ll be lucky if he gets 15. Behind Ben Gordon and Thabo. Talent be a’wasting!

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    NATE ROBINSON DOING IT BIG! Awesome game, Nate!

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    PS: My man Patrick Ewing has taught young padawan Dwight Howard well, it appears.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    @ Squirrel7: You’re such a stupid hater. Shut up already, fool.

  • Uzi

    KRYPTO-NAAAAAATE … man D’antoni always gets saved by a human phenom!! First it was Nash and STAT .. with Hill and Bell and Bose and the matrix hittin from beyond the arc. Now it’s the green goblin and probably Bron if the cavs don’t do that good in the post-season. Mike D’antoni is the next Zen master. NO ZEN MAGIC WITHOUT NO TALENT!!!

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