Monday, November 16, 2009

Monday Bullets

  • What's wrong with Elton Brand? I don't think anyone expected him to reach 25/10 (at least not immediately), but 10 and 5? Please, Elton, say it ain't over...

  • Are the Suns or Hornets pretenders or contenders? So far the Suns have exceeded expectations, while the Hornets have underwhelmed. Each will have a chance to make its case in this week's marquee Thursday night match-up on TNT (although it appears that the Hornets with be without the services of CP3).

  • Did anyone think Brandon Jennings would be this good?

4 comments:

Bhel Atlantic said...

The sad thing with Phoenix is that, unlike the previous regular seasons when they won ~60 games and they filled us with hope, we now know from experience how this show will end — Viz., short of a championship. The wins this time around feel fake and flimsy somehow, even though they're atop the league.

I caught part of the Jennings 55-point game on Saturday night on NBA TV. Eric Snow, studio announcer for NBA TV, absolutely excoriated the pathetic Warriors as they repeatedly left Jennings wide-open for mid-range Js. It was sad. This short (45-second) Youtube of the game provides pretty good evidence of such.

Justin said...

Jennings' blazing start may convince more high school graduates to play in Europe for 1 year (or 2 depending on the results of the new Collective Bargaining Agreement) instead of College.

Also, he is in the ideal situation being on the talent-limited Bucks. I watched the Bucks' overtime loss to the Mavericks and Jennings took some ill-advised shots at the end. But it doesn't matter because with Michael Redd gone, Jennings is the number one option and it seems that the Bucks will live and die by his shots.

Bhel Atlantic said...

Justin, I'm not sure I agree with you. What makes you think that Jennings's Italian experience (where he got limited playing time) helped him succeed in the NBA, as opposed to, well, just being good at ball?

H.O.S.S. said...

BA, I'm inclined to agree with Justin. Jennings' blazing start is prima facie evidence that Europe can be a great training ground for young NBA talent.