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Shootaround 8.4.10: The Z-Bo Conundrum

Posted on: August 4, 2010 8:49 am
 
Posted by Matt Moore

  • Could Shaq be coming off the bench ? Sure, it makes sense, but the big guy has never come off the bench, not even last year in Cleveland. And there's been no indication that he's had some sort of ego-check over the past four months. It's much more likely that this could cause some friction off the bat. If the Celtics go on a losing streak, you're going to hear from O'Neal. The Shaq one. Not the Jermaine one. Man, this is going to get confusing.
  • The Grizzlies have a conundrum on their hands with Zach Randolph. Z-Bo wants a pricey new contract extension. The Grizzlies face a strict new CBA next year. The problem is that Randolph is Memphis' first All-Star since Pau Gasol and is credited with the lion's share of the success Memphis had last season. The fact that this is wholly incorrect (Marc Gasol's pinch post play and Rudy Gay and O.J. Mayo's ability to spread the floor were what allowed Randolph room to work; Randolph is the tip of the spear) is irrelevant, his performance was clearly outstanding and he deserves a bump. But at his age, with his locker room concerns, and a hazy ceiling for this Grizzlies team, committing long-term may not be the best plan.
  • Magic Basketball lays out the comprehensive case for the prime of Tracy McGrady in NBA lore.
  • Roundball Mining Company reviews the Mark Warkentian era and comes to this conclusion: "The ultimate flaw in the Warkentien ear was the Nuggets inability to see the need to add another quality big man during the 2009-10 season." The lesson here is: It doesn't matter how much you build a team up, it's that one step back that kills you.
  • They say insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. If Mike Wells is right , the Pacers are insane.


Comments

Since: May 24, 2010
Posted on: August 7, 2010 10:11 pm
 

Shootaround 8.4.10: The Z-Bo Conundrum

Kobe's wife may not be though...lol...

She may be just biding her time for some justice in between the sheets!

But damn, this article made it to easy for us to touch on the predictable topic, his best game is off the court as one previous poster said!



Since: May 20, 2010
Posted on: August 6, 2010 1:29 am
 

Shootaround 8.4.10: The Z-Bo Conundrum

I predict a schism in the locker room by Christmas...For the Celtics that is.



Since: May 20, 2010
Posted on: August 6, 2010 1:27 am
 

Shootaround 8.4.10: The Z-Bo Conundrum

I predict a schism in the locker room by Christmas...



Since: Jun 7, 2010
Posted on: August 5, 2010 11:23 am
 

Shootaround 8.4.10: The Z-Bo Conundrum

Delonte West can play a little bit he's a young Derek Fisher with a bad attitude & no championship rings.

He took talking about somebody's mama to a new level.




Since: Oct 6, 2006
Posted on: August 5, 2010 6:27 am
 

Shootaround 8.4.10: The Z-Bo Conundrum

No way Delonte West going to the Lakers. Kobe's mom is a happy married woman.



Since: Feb 13, 2010
Posted on: August 5, 2010 12:11 am
 

Shootaround 8.4.10: The Z-Bo Conundrum

The Grizz shot themselves in the foot by foregoing Rudy`s restricked free-agent status and literally backing-up the Brinks truck. Zach is going to want to be paid similar coin; the Grizz can`t pay the man what he is going to want, plain and simple. A massive screw-up by the Grizz brass. Let Rudy shop the market; all they had to do was match another`s teams offer; Heisley jumped the gun and threw away money they could have possibly used to re-sign Zach. I simply don`t understand their "thinking". Heisley and Wallace apparently do not have a clue in player evaluation or contracts. I am currently employed, but, will gladly take a position with the Grizz as a "consultant" to turn this franchise around; I couldn`t do a worse job.



Since: Sep 6, 2007
Posted on: August 4, 2010 8:50 pm
 

Shootaround 8.4.10: The Z-Bo Conundrum

Heh, but if he messes with D-Rose's Mom then he is dead....... other than that possibility I would have him as he is a great role player and adds much needed depth. What is going on with the Talks for Rudy Fernandez I wonder?



Since: Jan 15, 2010
Posted on: August 4, 2010 8:18 pm
 

Shootaround 8.4.10: The Z-Bo Conundrum

The Bulls should be looking into this guy with that 12th roster open still. I think he would make a nice addition to the team.



Since: Aug 3, 2010
Posted on: August 4, 2010 8:02 pm
 

Shootaround 8.4.10: The Z-Bo Conundrum

 I think he wud be a good addition, he can score, defend, n play his role, I wud do it!!!!



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: August 4, 2010 6:39 pm
 

Shootaround 8.4.10: The Z-Bo Conundrum

I got to appreciate Delonte West when he played for Cleveland. before he got hurt in 2008-2009, I thought he was the 2nd best player on team that won 66 games or something like that. He is one tough baller. All his problems are sad, but if anyone can help Delonte get it together, they've got themselves on hell of a player.


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