Thursday, November 02, 2006

Checking in on our rookies.

Not long ago, we here at PV (yes, it's "we" now) selected four NBA rookies to follow and root for. After one or two games for each, let's check in on them.

Thabo Sefolosha
Sefolosha's goal is to become the greatest Swiss basketball player of all time. That, and getting his rookie card in the first pack of b-ball cards I bought this year, made him a player I wanted to follow.

Through two games, he may already be the greatest Swiss basketballer of all time. In game one he was 4-4 with 11 points, and in game two he was 5-7 with 13 points.

Adam Morrison
To Adam Morrison, the bench; from Adam Morrison, 14 points in his debut.

Jordan Farmar
While this former Bruin is too good to allow his photo to appear on ESPN's player profile, he is also good enough to be getting 19.5 minutes per game through two weeks. He's already on the court for crucial minutes; he will be the Lakers' best PG by the time April comes along (he already is their best point guard, but everybody will know it by then).

Randy Foye
Kevin McHale clearly has complete contempt for first round picks. He will either trade them away for squat, lose them as punishment for cheating, draft lousy players, or draft players that the T-Wolves will then not play. Foye's debut? 6 minutes, 0 points, 0 rebounds, 0 assists, 0 steals, 0 blocks, 0 turnovers. Of course, the guy the Wolves drafted and traded for Foye debuted with 20 points. Of course.

5 comments:

  1. Rudy Gay is the one you should be paying attention to...I think it will either be him or Brandon Roy as ROY.....Roy obviously has the leg up with his last name...you know the media just cant waitn to say "ROY IS ROY"

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  2. Which is much better than "GAY IS GAY"

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  3. How about this headline......"ROY is GAY" meaning the Rookie of the Year is Rudy Gay.....ohh man will I be cheering for these two to be the best rookies this year.

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  4. I remember the feeling of jubilation when the T'Wolves drafted Brandon Roy. I thought good things about Kevin McHale for about 15 minutes. Then they traded him for Randy Foye. Who I also like, but not as much.

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  5. the beav5:06 PM

    I think if you have a lottery pick, you should use that player the next season. We obviously weren't good enough to get a play-off birth and were "rewarded" with a lottery pick. Why not use this player? We're going to use Foye the same way we used McCants, which is barely ever. McCants could have been ROY last year, and Foye was a favorite pre-draft this season. Dwayne Casey makes me mad, play the rookies!

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