Saturday, August 25, 2007


The USA team playing in the FIBA Americas tournament has been beating teams like it was just a preseason game or an expedition. They kept the trend alive by blowing out Canada 113-63. The 50 point win was led be Melo who had 25 points and 4 rebounds. He is putting his imprint on all these games and it's important for his confidence to keep it up. Kobe Bryant was great as always with 15 points and 2 rebounds. Because Melo, LeBron and Kobe on played an average of 19 minutes they didn't have big 30+ point games. One thing that really surprised me was how much Kobe improved his physique. I have put on two pictures of him as a sort of before and after. I expect team USA to go undefeated in the tournament and then concur Beijing in 08 for the gold!

Thursday, August 23, 2007


There has been a lot of talk recently about the Timberwolves accommodating Juan Howard's trade request. Now that Minnesota lost KG a.k.a. Kevin Garrnett, it's imperative for Howard to get to a team that can win before he retires.

I know a place where he would fit-Boston. I know now that the veteran list is climbing and this would only be a great team for a few years, but Danny Ainge (Executive Director of Basketball Operations) has to win now or he won't be in Boston much longer. The Celtics should not give any young talent away if they become a player in the Howard sweepstakes. Maybe a newly signed free agent would make the cut.

Boston has to be careful about this deal because Howard definitely has an injury probability. Last season he got hurt and I wouldn't rule out that he won't miss at least 10 games this season due to injury. I urge Boston to take a look at this deal but don't give away too much and consider the age and mileage on Howard before they pull the trigger.

Sunday, August 19, 2007


The Washington Wizards signed Andray Blatche to a five year $15 million dollar deal. I think he was overpaid. He is likely to be a distraction in the locker room which will keep the Wizards minds in another area besides playing ball. I would have liked to see a two year $6 million dollar deal out of this because you want to see if Blatche can clean up his act and improve on the court. I call that more of a test drive to see how mature the 20 year old Blatche is.

Although I don't approve of the deal, I hope Andray sees the light now and will improve his life off the court. If he does that, then we can rethink that re-signing him is a positive.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007


The Boston Celtics sent Gerald Green, Al Jefferson, Sebastian Telfair, Ryan Gomes, Theo Ratliff and two first round draft picks to the Timberwolves for Kevin Garnett. The Celtics are now an East favorite with a big three consisting of Ray Allen, Paul Pierce and KG. The next moves for the Celtics need to come from free agency. Their main focus should be a point guard. They have to be careful spending money as the luxury tax is in their future. I would like to give a thumbs up to the recent moves from the Celtics front office.