Blog Entry

Shootaround 9.21.10: Bogut good to run

Posted on: September 21, 2010 9:24 am
Edited on: September 21, 2010 10:04 am
Bogut's back, Joe Alexander's back, Pops is back, and Curry is not back. Posted by Matt Moore

We've kept you up to date on the health and progress of Andrew Bogut. The latest news is good news . He told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that he expects to be ready for training and camp and in the opening night lineup. Bucks fans, you can exhale, paramedics are standing by.

The Hornets have agreed to terms with Joe Alexander. Joe Alexander, people. There's simply no way that the economy is not rebounding if Joe Alexander has found himself employed. Alexander provides the Hornets with almost nothing they have any use for, but hey, someone's gotta guard in camp.

The Knicks are so young Posting and Toasting dreamed up Anthony Randolph with crayon.

Pops Mensah-Bonsu got a training camp invite ! With... the Hornets. But hey, that team doesn't have depth issues. Not in the slightest. It mayh sound disingenuous to say that Joe Alexander doesn't deserve a camp invite and Mensah-Bonsu does, but Pops has NBA length and can defend. Alexander has a poor choice in facial hair.

Baron Davis may win an Emmy for his gang violence documentary. Being involved with film was a big reason Davis wanted to leave the Warriors for the Clippers, and it's good to see he's put the opportunity to good use. Probably won't make fans feel much better about all the time he's missed, though.

How far the might have fallen. Michael Ruffin is now in coaching the ABA . What's left of it, the modern one. Not in the 1970's. That would require a time machine and that risks Ruffin seeing his past self and causing a hole in the universe and it's all very complicated. Much like the reasons for the existence of the ABA currently.

The Greatest Center of modern times gets a run by Kelly Dwyer. If you didn't love the Dream Shake, you didnt like sports.

Arco Oil's naming rights deal for the Sacramento arena is expiring . So the Kings will open it up. With the economy and its effects, I'd imagine we're going to see more and more changes in arena rights. Which is kiind of a reason to have a non-sponsored name. But that's just too much money to leave on the table.

Eddy Curry will be the last Knick to report for training camp. Which is nice. I'm actually glad, that way we can spare ourselves the talk about how this will be the one where Curry turns it around and how he looks more motivated than ever. Let's just get it out of the way, he's deadweight. Heavy deadweight.

Hey, look, Mark Cuban's delusional . Fun!

Since: Dec 10, 2006
Posted on: September 21, 2010 3:44 pm

Shootaround 9.21.10: Bogut good to run

I watched POPS in Toronto. Most Canadians wish him well. He wasn't the most talented but he came to play every night- even the nights he didn't get in.

A great choice for any team short on depth at the post. He is not a starter or even a rotation guy but when the injury bug hits, he is a great filler.

Since: Jan 15, 2009
Posted on: September 21, 2010 3:15 pm

Shootaround 9.21.10: Bogut good to run

I don't think you can quite give up on Joe Alexander yet. I relaize the guy didn't produce much as a rookie. But he got hurt and the Bucks had no use for him. He may well go down as a draft bust, after bring taken with the 8th pick. But a lot of guys have come back from poor starts to their career. Let's see if he develops.

Since: May 1, 2009
Posted on: September 21, 2010 12:59 pm

Shootaround 9.21.10: Bogut good to run

Vegas should have an over/under line for the amount of games that Bogut will miss this year and every year until he retires. I say he misses more than half the season in 2010.

The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of CBS Sports or