I would presume the pre-game chinwags with Dwane and Sam will be a bit sparsely attended because a few of us will be watching the game. And if I’m not in my seat at 7:30, it’s because there’s some drama going on in Arlington so you’ll forgive me, right?
Now, what will you see if you’re there (which might be me waving) or if you’re on the couch or a stool?
I wonder if, when this all shakes out, they might like Scola with Valanciunas and Patterson with what could be an offensively-challenged second unit. Maybe that’s not how it works (I can see rebounding issues with that twosome and Dwane’s been harping on rebounding since camp began) but it might be how it works out.
Do they make DeRozan spend some time guarding threes when they know that’s not his strong suit? I know there’ll be thoughts about maybe Bennett there but every coach I’ve spoken to doesn’t think he’s a three. Maybe one of the kids? I do know they liked this Toupane fellow a lot but he’s been hurt and is a real longshot to be on the 15-man roster.
Like we’ve said, there’s still time to work all this out, tons of practices and four games but they’ll need to start figuring it out sooner than later and in a camp and pre-season that’s been relatively boring and calm, it’s something that can command th attention of fans.
This works today because I like it.
Here’s where I’m at and I know some of it is duplication or a repeat for many of you but there are, hopefully, those who haven’t heard them yet.
The Master P Week
I’m trying to figure out what was the best.
A couple of nights later, in Edmonton, the great Alek Radojevic leading a fast breaking, dribbling the ball out chest high (and he was like 7-3 so that’s high) and P on the wing absolutely screaming for a pass. I think Alek went coast-to-coast but the P Plea was priceless.
They Still Owe You
St. John’s, 2003
(Man, time flies, doesn’t it? That was 12 freaking years ago)
So it’s all on MLSE to get this fixed and they need to suck it up – it’ll be a money-losing proposition but this is about an organization’s word more than it’s financial concerns – and get it fixed soon.
Not sure if it was the same game as the P-Radojevic fast break or not but we’re in our courtside seats way back when the media had courtside seats and Butch is railing on the scorer’s table and facilities people because the scoreboards were all being used to give out of town pucks scores and you couldn’t find a game stat to save your soul.
The idiotic comment about Canada — “There’s not a lot of people that grew up playing baseball in Canada, they’re not used to catching a lot of balls in the stands” – only cemented that reputation.
What if he said that about women? Or Dominicans? Or Mexicans? Or Italians?
You think he’d be working today?
Not a chance in Hades.
If you couldn’t be here for Thanksgiving you make Thanksgiving wherever you are and it would appear there was a fine shindig over in France yesterday.
I’ve been keeping in touch a bit with a few women from the national team as they go through their pre-Olympic season and it’s underscored again just how close that group is and how important that’s going to be when they chase a medal in Rio.
A whole bunch of them play in France and it seems Lizanne Murphy, Shona Thorburn, Kim Gaucher and her husband, Ben, and Michelle and Katherine Plouffe decided a Canadian holiday travels as well as anything.
Judging from pictures on the tweeter machine and electronic chats I had with Murphy, the feast in Nantes was just like being at home.
And I think it’s very cool, and very important as part of continued team-building, that the women got together for a Canadian day.