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 25, 2007
The Magic just acquired Adonal Foyle, which makes the Magic’s frontcourt one of the most powerful in the league. Although Foyle had a weak season in ’06-’07, he is still capable of being a solid frontcourt partner of Dwight Howard and Rashard Lewis. This was a terrific addition for the boys in blue, but is in enough? I know I ask this question quite a bit, but when you look at the rest of the east, you have to ask yourself if you think that this powerful frontcourt is really enough to get the Magic deep into the playoffs. The answer is no! I don’t even believe these guys will make it past the first round. I solely place the blame for my prediction on the Magic’s lack of backcourt. That’s where it all starts. Jameer Nelson and Hedo Turkoglu are as weak of a backcourt as the league has seen in recent years. Nelson has yet to prove he is a good point guard in the league, and Turkoglu’s inconsistency will only become more significant as he gets less shots with Rashard Lewis in town. With Carlos Arroyo and J.J. Redick coming off the bench, there’s just not much depth for the coach to dip into! If these guys make it past the first round of the playoffs, I give everyone that has just read this to rub it in my face, but I have a feeling I won’t be getting any comments come that time of the season.