December 11, 2007
If you thought I quit blogging…you’re wrong! I took a serious break though. No excuses either. I work, I party, I chill. But I used to do that even when I was blogging, so again, no excuses. It’s been quite a while since my last entry. When I pull up my past entries, it doesn’t say “yesterday’s posting”, but rather “a while ago..” . Once I saw that I said WHOA. Time to put an end to this. So, I realized I do have quite a bit on my mind about the league happenings. Here we go:
-I know I wrote quite a few articles about Grant Hill, but wow, this guy has been putting up semi-Grant Hill-of-old numbers. Quite impressive. That being said, I think he’s reached his season peak, and of course, I fear of his inevitable season ending injury. I have already traded him in one of my fantasy leagues.
-Baron Davis is one of the best players in the league, not just one of the best POINT GUARDS. He’s finally getting some credit where it is due, but still, not enough! This guy is on the brink of a triple double every night. He’s leading one of the league’s best offenses, yet still probably not considered one of the league’s best. I know in a fantasy league of 15 people, he would be in the first round.
-Dwight Howard is a monster. The funny part is he’s only 21 (or not even?). WOW…
-Boston. No one expected these guys to do this well, this early in the season. The crazy part too is that all 3 of the BIG 3 are averaging over 20 points per game. That being said, I STILL wouldn’t have KG as the league MVP at this rate. Team MVP forsure, but right now I think you have to start thinking D.Howard.
-The Cavs truly are a one man team, and with LeBron out, they’re proving it. As I’ve set before, last year was a fluke for these guys.
-I expect Kobe to stay put for a while in L.A. On another hand, I do expect Jason Kidd to be out of N.J. by the trade deadline. With Andrew Bynum playing so well, it’ll be interesting to see if the Lakers can cook something up around him. Doubt it, but who knows.
-Why is Rip Hamilton leading the league in technical fouls and not Sheed Wallace? Weird!
That’s all folks. I will try and keep at it as much as possible.
August 7, 2007
It sounds like it’s getting close! Jermaine O’Neal might be a Laker sooner than later. The prospective trade would involve Lamar Odem and Andrew Bynum for O’Neal. This would be a great trade for the Lakers, and for Kobe Bryant. KB would finally have an inside presence to take some pressure off him (since Shaq Diesel of course). O’Neal also provides a great 15 foot jump shot touch, which spreads out the defense. I could see him knocking down that shot all season, after KB drives and dishes to him over and over again. The big risk is O’Neals repetitive injuries. To me, this is irrelevant, because Odem is the same way. Inevitably, they’re both going to miss some games due to bad knees. As for Bynum, he has shown flashes of being a good player, but he’s just potential for now. He still has a couple years before he becomes a primary option in an offense. The Lakers NEED to make this move if they want to keep Kobe. Otherwise, it’d be interesting to see Kobe and Jermaine O’Neal rendezvous to another team together. Think it’s possible?????