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Discussion in 'Other Hoops Talk' started by Dumars4Ever, Aug 22, 2007.
Lebraun...i heard the game started off slow. This game is not a guage what so ever.
The team is pretty good. The addition of Kobe is a big one. Chaunce, Tay, and Mike Miller too. They said Kobe lost 18 lbs or something since last year. He looked much slimmer and was a real pest on defense. Very Lindsey Hunter-like in his tenacity. With D-Ho cleaning up the shots around the hoop, I don't see how any team in this tourney can give them a scare.
tay got the most minutes vs, VEN
Do you have a box score of the game? I couldn't locate one.
Thanks, I was wondering how many pts Lebrxn had.
What's up with the deranged Sesame Street character at the top of that official web page?
Yeah, Roscoe, why don't you tell us exactly how you feel about LBJ.
I see that Tay is still practicing his 3 ball and got his obligatory 0 offensive rebounds. Did he put on any weight this summer to help grab boards and defend the post this season?? Sorry I still have visions of him stepping aside and giving LBJ a free pass to the bucket in game 5........
The only one with more boards than Tay was D-Ho.
I know he got five boards on the defensive end which is good...but after five years I want to see if he has expanded his game with some mental toughness and not still being the passive one offensively. In other words if he can make this FIBA team show some consistency and see if he can join these guys in February at the NBA Allstar game.....ya know what I mean... Can he finally be the defensive stopper and still be the consistent 3rd scoring option when Sheed or CB take the night off...
I thought Rip was the Pistons first option?
There is a reason Tay led the team in minutes. The announcers talked about how awestruck (insert Duke coach's name) was when he saw Tay in practice. They said he considered Tay to have the highest bball IQ on the team and was the glue that will keep it together. Could have been Walton hyperbole, but he wasn't complimenting the Pistons too much on the night. In fact he had several rants about how much we are going to suck this year.
We are going to suck this year. Suck the air out of Walton's lungs!
I think billy walton just likes to hear himself talk
Delfino was 1/7 but contibuted 2 reb, 2 stls and 4 ast in a win. Looks like business as usual...good contributions marred by abysmal shooting.
Also, a nice comeback game from Arroyo. 16 pts, 8 ast, 5 rebs. I watched that US game last night and fell asleep when we were up 50+ points. Jason Kidd is unusually effective when surrounded by a bunch of athletic freaks. And again, Kobe's intensity is scary.
Also of particular interest to us should be the rebounding display by Tay. 2007 FIBA Americas Championship 12 rebounds in only 19 minutes. The next highest total on the team was 6. So, Tay got 9.5% of the minutes and nabbed 31% of the rebounds. For a skinny forward, that is some hard work.
Picking up right where he left off shooting too - 14%. Pretty nice distribution of minutes by Coach K. P.S. Prince is averaging more minutes than anyone else on the team.
YouTube - FIBA Americas Top 10: Thursday wow. highlights from the USA game are globetrotter-esque.
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