Well Training camp is only a month away... this one could prove to be the most interesting yet. There's going to be some fierce battles for PT and roster spots. Just a brief look at the competition: Delfino vs. Dupree- Skilz and scoring vs. athletism & Defense Delfino vs. Evans/Acker- Can Delfino take any minutes away from this well rounded player?... Is Acker in the backup SG mix? Darko vs. Davis- Can DMC show that he's just as physical as DD? Is he ready to be a PTPer? Darko vs. Ben/Sheed- Let the battle for minutes begin. Acker vs. Hunter- smooth well rounded rookie vs the pitbull vet. Acker vs. Arroyo- length and athletisism vs savy playmaker. Jmax vs. Dyess/Dupree/Darko/Delfino/Amir- throw the ball on the court and let the best man win. Unfortunately for us we won't get to see the inside battles... but this preseason has to be one of the most anticipated in several years with so many unknown factors. Can Darko find his game? Can he translate practice excellence to real game situations? Is Jmax capable of backing up Tayshaun? Is Delfino's injury plagued rookie season just a bad memory... can he show foot speed on defense? Will Flip open up the offense and bring out the potential of the young guys? Will Arroyo settle into a well rounded floor leader/scorer? Who will win the heated battle for backup minutes? One month away... Can't wait... (better stop now... starting to sound like a Batman intro ) I hope several board members can make it down to the open practice at U of D and the preseason games... so you can become our eyes and ears... we're counting on you. Ty, you gonna try to make it down to U of D this year?