Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Random Observations For Today

(1) Carlos Lee is surprisingly fleet-a-foot for a fat man... Think Kirby Puckett, minus the domestic violence charges..

(2) Is it just me, or is the Vision a boring team to watch this year? No flow to the offense (I have no idea what Dick Vitale was talking about last night; our offense did not look good)

(3) My new 2nd favorite basketball team: the Golden State Warriors. Don Nelson got them playing some serious basketball... Remember this now, Monta Ellis one of the 5 best point guards in the West, along with Steve Nash, Chris Paul, Deron Williams, and Tony Parker (No dudes, I did not forget Devin Harris, Rafer Alston, Jason Terry or Andre Miller)

6 comments:

Nick T said...

Wait, is Baron Davis out for the season? Because if he's not, he will eventually ruin whatever good vibes the Warriors have going right now.

As for Carlos Lee, I've been a fan ever since he was with the White Sox, and I don't care how many fat jokes Izzy makes at his expense...

Head Dude said...

I think it's a bit quick to annoint Monte Ellis and Deron Williams as better than the Jet, who you might remember was the second-best player on the second-best team last year.

Carlos Lee is SLOW. You should watch that dude lumber in left field, as I did every day in late July and August. I'd rather have Manny, and that's saying something, because at least we know Manny is clutch.

As for Duke, I disagree. I love watching this team a lot more than last year's. There's a lot more passing, a lot more athleticism, and a lot more depth. After 4 years of watching Redick tear through the season and crash in March, I was ready for something new.

vwz said...

Every year, we say Duke has more depth; every year, we have a 6 man rotation going into the tournament.

at least this year, our "depth" doesn't include a new and improved Nick Horvath. Though I've heard that Nick has added 15 pounds of muscle and developed a JJ Redick-esque three-point shot.

Nick T said...

I agree with Weitao. When I get a chance, I will dig through the archives for examples citing our supposedly improved depth. I bet it turns out to be almost every year for the last decade! Nothing would be more surprising than K playing eight or nine guys come tournament time...

Head Dude said...

1997-98: Duke returned to the top when K played 10 players and would wholesale substitute 5 at a time. Sure, that team fell short of the Final 4 when Wojo forgot how to dribble against Kentucky, but you get the point. Though I do agree that, chances are, we'll be down to a 7-8 man rotation before not too long. But I still say the passing and athleticism are a lot better.

vwz said...

it will be interesting to watch this team develop no doubt... but my comment about their offensive inepititude stands, esp. considering the Marquette game. Greg Paulus still has not earned our trust with the ball late in games. The last few possession degenerated into Josh McRoberts ploughing away unsuccessfully inside. This team will probably have a lot of difficulty scoring in the halfcourt.