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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.


Since: Aug 3, 2010
Posted on: August 4, 2010 5:26 pm

Shootaround 8.4.10: The Z-Bo Conundrum

It doesn't matter if he goes to LA, overseas, or eslewhere in the NBA its obvious has best game isn't on the basketball court!

Since: Jun 20, 2007
Posted on: August 4, 2010 4:53 pm

Shootaround 8.4.10: The Z-Bo Conundrum

oh snap, you did not go there :)

Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: August 4, 2010 4:30 pm

Shootaround 8.4.10: The Z-Bo Conundrum

Delonte was a blast to watch when he was a Celtic. He mixes it up in the paint with anyone regardless of size. I'd take him back.

Since: May 24, 2010
Posted on: August 4, 2010 2:09 pm

Delonte West to the Lakers...

The obvious joke being, if he wanted to stick it to Lebron, like he was sticking it to his mom, then yes, the Lakers would be the best destination, followed closerly of course C's, Magic or Bulls!

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