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ESPN’s latest 5-on-5, where I make a pick which will likely be highly unpopular around these parts:
Replacing injured Luis Scola with rookie Patrick Patterson took the Rockets’ starting lineup down to .88 points per possession allowed, by far the team’s stingiest defensive five-man unit; Houston also didn’t miss a beat in the W-L column. Scola is good, but overrated after continual “underratedness”‘ mentions and a contract the team should look to unload.
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I make my case in the latest TrueHoop TV for Marcus Morris as the most intriguing rookie in the NBA this season. I’ll have more thoughts in a follow-up video in the coming days.
The increasing reports of NBA players departing overseas makes me nervous… not that I believe most of them. It’s posturing and gamesmanship; I see your bet and raise you 53% revenue share and a soft cap.
Players are saying they are strongly considering the move, as if their thoughts were driven by a metronome; every other day we get a new announcement. Deron Williams. Dwight Howard. Kobe Bryant. It’s an epidemic. And the job openings seem to be endless. Chris Quinn to Russia, ZaZa Paculia to Greece, Moochie Norris and Cuttino Mobley are getting back together and forming a backcourt in Korea.