Sunday, December 03, 2006

A great site

I've been reading this blog for a while now, but I need to share it with anyone who reads mine. It's really good. I thought of it because of how much I enjoyed reading the preview for the Blazers-Hawks game Sunday night. Once again I'm quoting someone who says things far better than me. And once again, this is for J-Lew. After Dave says how similar Portland and Atlanta are, then a bit about Joe Johnson, he says this:
"So Dave," you say, "Tell me who ELSE Atlanta has to be bearers of such a fine 6-8 record." That's a very good question. Their second leading scorer is...Tyronn Lue. Yes, THAT Tyronn Lue. He's averaging almost 31 minutes a game and you know that ain't good. He's hitting his shots better than ever before, but he still carries all the same liabilities that made five other teams give up on him: he's short and couldn't defend a handcuffed marshmallow if you gave him a tazer. Zaza Pachulia is a European-type center with a nice scoring touch and he's managing to grab a fair number of rebounds this year, especially on the offensive end. But he couldn't guard a napping slug if you gave him a salt shaker. Bench guard Salim Stoudamire is a deadeye shooter from long range and the free throw line but he can't hit anything in between. He couldn't guard a bolted-down gas can if you gave him a flamethrower. Point man Speedy Claxton lives up to his nickname but he's been in and out all season, is producing nearly as many turnovers as assists and can't hit the broad side of a barn with his jumper. He couldn't guard your grandmother's Christmas Cactus if you gave him a weed whacker. Are you starting to sense a pattern yet?
I don't know how true it is, but I do know that it's said pretty well. Even if you're not a Blazers fan, you should check out his blog. He posts two, sometimes three times a day. And it's usually really good stuff.

1 comment:

Lew said...

Looks like our D played just fine to me. Of course, what do I know. I follow the Hawks.