Monday, March 27, 2006

George Mason



UConn coach Jim Calhoun waives good bye and George Mason himself gives the hint of a smile as the Patriots proved too much for the most talented team in the nation. Calhoun allowed the Patriots to walk the ball up and slow the game down through the last 13 minutes of regulation and overtime even though GM was only playing 5 guys that entire time. His excuse? UConn's numerous McDonald's All-Americans couldn't stop penetration one on one. Were any man to man defensive principles taught at UConn practices this year? Or was "how to avoid laptop theft claims" the more pressing matter? http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10589616/

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Eddy Curry

I have been searching the recesses of my mind to find a player that Eddy Curry reminds me of. Bingo, Steve Johnson. http://www.basketball-reference.com/labs/comp.cgi?I=curryed01%3AEddy+Curry&y1=&C=johnsst03%3ASteve+Johnson&y2=&s=r&t=m&submit=Compare. Both guys have a history of being very good offensive shooters, can't jump, can't rebound, play terrible defense, and would foul out every game if you tried to play them over 30 minutes a night. Curry's assist-to-turnover ratio this year? Almost 10 TOs for every assist. 14 assist, 137 TOs. So, having played against Steve Johnson, one would think that Isiah would have maybe remembered that it isn't worth 2 #1s to trade for a Steve Johnson with a heart problem. I guess not....