Posted: Feb 13, 2004 8:53 am
pau: has been stepping up whenever he's not just overpauered. moves quicker to the basket, not whining over fouls.
j-will: solid passing, not going to the hoop as much as he should, still tries step-up 3s in transition, still j-will.
earl: solid defensively, spotty on offense. loves to run the break all the way into the key before he knows what he's going to do.
ren: solid even against bigger guys than him.
stro: missing some spectacular dunks, but seems to be getting better at timing on his jumps for rebounds and blocks. does not need to be dribbling the ball. nice 18 foot jump shot makes everyone cringe, but he hits it.
mike miller: back pain, but ready to ball. hitting some 3s... his 3 pointer ended it for clips.
bonzi: out of synch a lot of time, but there's streaks where it looks like every time down he could score. i don't know if he needs a team where he just runs and guns more, or if he'll figure the grizz out. memphis still loves him. we want him to be good.
james posey: suffocating defense, been hitting some 3s, too, and doing some post-up action.
battier: you gotta love shane, beating minnesota with a jumper after coming in off the bench with 5 seconds remaining. also solid.
bo outlaw: man his arms get in some folks' way. actually, since people don't think he's gonna score, he gets open near the basket and gets some good layups. bo is great.
jake: hasn't gotten his lips around much playing time lately.
dante jones: been subbing a bit when jason's got a migraine or is hurt or earl's trying to throw the game (mike hunckley's new theory- earl's the mole). great on defense, guaranteed to get called for an offensive charge within 20 seconds of coming into the game.
hubie: great as ever, though recently it seems like he hasn't been pacing the sidelines as much as he used to. maybe doctor's orders? hubie on tying last season's win total so early in the season: "we don't talk about that. besides, if we have goals, they're much bigger than something puny like winning 27 games in a year." great.