Mavericks 119, Wizards 103

Way too much Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Terry in this one for the Wizards, who played hard and shot a very solid 52.7 percent but couldn't keep pace and turned it over 23 times.

Different guys did good things for the Wiz tonight but as as has so often been the case this season, they ran into a better team and one that has playoff motivation.

-Caron Butler played 42 minutes and finished with 20 points and 9 rebounds. He said the left hammy felt good after the game.

-Mike James had a solid game after struggling of late. Agains the aging Kidd, who has clearly lost a defensive step or two, James put up 16 points and 7 assists.

-Nowitizki is still one of the single toughest matchups in the league. Whether against Antawn Jamison, Dominic McGuire or Andray Blatche, he repeatedly caught passes in the 15-20 foot range, squared up and either drove it or shot over the defense. I typically only see the guy twice a season and am always amazed at how good he moves for a 7-footer. What a player.

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By Ivan Carter |  March 7, 2009; 11:43 PM ET
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Well, I'm happy. University of Richmond defeats #17 Xavier 80-75. Go red and blue.

Posted by: glawrence007 | March 8, 2009 12:12 AM

Please explain to me WHY Tapscott refuses to devote the remainder of the season for getting the young players ready to (or to see if they can) contribute for next season? This makes no sense whatsoever and is turning me against the team. I hope they don't keep Tapscott around after this season and please don't bring in Avery Johnson either.

Posted by: orlando_abrams | March 8, 2009 12:18 AM

Ivan,

It seems a little disingenuous not to mention that Butler had SEVEN turnovers.

And while Dirk was great, Blatche was at least giving him problems. Too bad coach genius decided to use the 6 foot 9 McGuire on him instead.

Posted by: UltimateFootballNetwork | March 8, 2009 12:20 AM

You know from the way the members of the club are being used, it seems to almost be experimentation. I mean, use different guys in different situations and combinations just to see what the outcome is with no regard to winning or losing the game.

Posted by: glawrence007 | March 8, 2009 12:34 AM

Nowitizki..... What a player.

but the most important fact is Antawn Jamison got his 24-11

Posted by: bulletsfan78 | March 8, 2009 1:00 AM

Another Chris Brown beat down suffered by Les BouleS.

Posted by: DC_MAN88 | March 8, 2009 1:48 AM

Ivan, please stop the "what a player" nonsense. How many times have we heard from Tapscott- "we lost a tough game, Chris Bosh- what a great player!", "that's what happens when you have a great player like Joe Johnson to bail you out". It reminds me of the old Bullets when we'd show up at the Cap Center to watch other team's stars instead of our own.

Posted by: twigmuffin | March 8, 2009 5:16 AM

Ivan: "Dominic McGuire made a difficult 18-foot jump shot to draw his team within eight points of the Dallas Mavericks with just over seven minutes left on Saturday night".

McGuire has improved, but how would you rank him against these players from the 2007 draft?

[per 40 minutes stats]

Dominic McGuire (47th pick) 23.7 minutes a game
7.0 points, 8.6 boards, 3.7 assists

Marc Gasol (48th pick) 30.3 minutes a game
14.7 points, 9.8 boards, 2.3 assists

Aaron Gray (49th pick) 13.8 minutes a game
10.6 points, 12.3 boards, 2.6 assists

Thaddeus Young (12th pick) 34.3 minutes
16.0 points; 5.7 boards; 1.2 assists

Rodney Stuckey (15th pick) 31.4 minutes
16.7 points, 4.2 boards, 6.1 assists

What role will he be playing next year with a new coach?

Posted by: Izman | March 8, 2009 8:20 AM

Here's a player that should be on everyone's radar including the Wiz's Sam Young of Pitt yeah,yeah,yeah i know we've got players his size on the roster but he is a very good rebounder with soft hands and a nice jumper and getting better all the time i personally think he is the sleeper of the draft if we don't get the #1 he would be high on my draft board. On another note fire Ernie bring back Eddie.....Jordan that is.

Posted by: dargregmag | March 8, 2009 11:24 AM

Ivan, can we get an update on Gilbert? It's almost mid march when/is this dude coming back?

Posted by: insanity999 | March 8, 2009 12:31 PM

Ivan:
Can you ask Ed Tapscott what his thought process was and how it was determined that someone like Butler, who is coming back from injury, should play 42 minutes in his first game back?

Posted by: disgruntledfan | March 8, 2009 12:49 PM

At this point, other then to shake off some rust, what would Gil or Haywood come back for?

There will clearly be a new coach next season, so allowing Tapps to weave them into his rotation isn't going to be a concern.

Speaking of rotations, do you think Tappscott enters into a game with a gameplan and tears it up in the first 5 minutes? Or do you think he's just winging it?

He often appears as perplexed as the Cable Guy in those Fios commercials,"I've got nothing here!"

A week or so ago one of the real smart guys on here said that Thabeet couldn't handle real power players in the post. Thabeet went out and dominated against Notre Dame and then yesterday put up 14 pts, 13 rebounds, and 5 blocks to Blair's 8/8/3.

Both guys played a great game down low. One of the most physical games I've seen in college in quite awhile. Pitt came out on top at home and toppled U Conn from the number one spot for the second time this year.

The most interesting thing was that Thabeet scored all of his points in the first half. In the second half Pitt swarmed all over Thabeet to shut him down on offense and dared UC guards to win the game. They didn't, the 4 guards that played combined for 29 points and shot in the low 30% range. Thabeet, 6 of 11, was the only U Conn player above 50% shooting.

Thabeet, the guy that can't score, got regularly doubled and tripled the second half. It appears opposing coaches are noticing something. Having a center that teams feel the need to guard down low would be a big step forward for the Wizards.

If Haywood could return to his career averages next year, even if Thabeet could come in and average six points, 7 rebounds, and a couple of blocks as the primary backup this team would be vastly improved.

McGuire, Thabeet, and Crittenton could form the D-Three to complement the big three. Having a pair of big defenders behind him would improve Jamison's D and allow to get the same production from less minutes.

Blatche and McGee are the two guys with the vast potential that would be able to realize their talents by having the big guy in the post to do the dirty work.

There are other nice picks in the draft. But I can't think of another that fits so well and does so much to change the culture of this team in one pick.

Posted by: flohrtv | March 8, 2009 1:14 PM

Ivan,

It seems a little disingenuous not to mention that Butler had SEVEN turnovers.

And while Dirk was great, Blatche was at least giving him problems. Too bad coach genius decided to use the 6 foot 9 McGuire on him instead.

Posted by: UltimateFootballNetwork | March 8, 2009 12:20 AM

Smaller defenders have usually given Dirk Nowitzki the most problems in the past. Just look what James Posey (6'8) did in the NBA Finals and Stephen Jackson (6'8) when he was in Golden State and Dallas got knocked out in the 1st round. McGuire in time could become that kind of defender with more hard work, experience, coaching etc.

Posted by: A2daRon | March 8, 2009 2:46 PM

Ivan:
Can you ask Ed Tapscott what his thought process was and how it was determined that someone like Butler, who is coming back from injury, should play 42 minutes in his first game back?

Posted by: disgruntledfan | March 8, 2009 12:49 PM

The only person who knows that is Gilbert and his doctors (and last time I checked, there's something called doctor/patient confidentiality). I bet his teammates don't even know when Agent Zero is scheduled to make his return.

I bet Arenas could come back in a limited role at this point. But since this team is so bad and Eddie Tappscott is not a strong coach, Gilbert would possibly see 30-40 minutes per game when in fact he should playing somewhere closer to 10-20.

Posted by: A2daRon | March 8, 2009 2:51 PM

"Thabeet, the guy that can't score, got regularly doubled and tripled the second half. It appears opposing coaches are noticing something."

Yeah, they noticed that Thabeet is 7' 3" and that the tallest player that Pitt had on the floor in that game was 6' 8".

Posted by: kalo_rama | March 8, 2009 3:21 PM

So as long as opposing NBA teams guard Thabeet with guys who are 7 inches shorter than him, he should be a scoring machine in the pros.

Posted by: kalo_rama | March 8, 2009 3:24 PM

flohrtv:

Thank you, thank you.

Posted by: glawrence007 | March 8, 2009 3:39 PM

People who can't see THABEET because of GRIFFIN must be too short to do so. Hell, here's a novel concept, lets take BOTH. We can ship BUTLER, BLATCHE, and THOMAS to SACRAMENTO for their first and cap room. If we hold our mouth right, we pick both. Well, its not up to any of us anyway.

Posted by: glawrence007 | March 8, 2009 3:44 PM

"Smaller defenders have usually given Dirk Nowitzki the most problems in the past. Just look what James Posey (6'8) did in the NBA Finals and Stephen Jackson (6'8) when he was in Golden State and Dallas got knocked out in the 1st round."

It's really a combo of size and strength. Those guys are strong enough that Dirk can't back them down and quick enough that he can't just go around them, like he does with bigger players.

Posted by: kalo_rama | March 8, 2009 3:54 PM

According to the Washington Times, Butler was a little fatigued at the end of the game last night, but asked the coach to let him play longer "to let me push it out."

As far as Gilbert playing this year, I think it would be a good idea if possible to let the team, the fans and himself know that he is capable of being close to the old Gil for next year - by playing against NBA competition in actual games.

Of course the "if possible" above means that he and the medical staff would feel that he is fully recovered. (Yes, I know that many on this board are not fans of our medical staff.)

Posted by: cannontl | March 8, 2009 4:07 PM

Izman,

Gray's numbers are:
3.7 points
4.3 rebounds
0.9 assists.

Gasol's numbers are solid.

As far as the 1st rounders go, you're talking about guys who are posting numbers in line with the expectations of early to mid 1st rounders.

McGuire has performed above the kind of expectations that are typical for second rounders. He's a good Pro player.

Posted by: JPRS | March 8, 2009 5:04 PM

Exactly, JPRS. I really don't get all of the negativity surrounding McGuire. No, the guy's not a 20 ppg all-star, but then no one should have expected him to be. More often than not, guys taken late in the 2nd round end up providing nothing. If McGuire doesn't improve one bit beyond where he is now (and there's every reason to think he will) he'll still be a steal, relative to where he was drafted.

Posted by: kalo_rama | March 8, 2009 5:20 PM

McGuire is already solid defender with the limited NBA court time that he's seen, and he's a really solid rebounder as well. He's got decent court vision and is an excellent passer, and the shot is showing improvement.

And his insertion in the lineup gives the Wizards at least one position that their not undersized at. Speaking of size...

I'm old enough to remember the college scouting reports on Shaq. For those who don't remember, back in those days people were dissing Shaq because his offensive game was all within 5' of the rim.

Question is, if you're the biggest dog in the paint, why leave? The logic of downplaying Thabeet's numbers because he's bigger then his opponents misses the basic point. He's bigger then his opponents.

Basketball has most always worked out that way, teams with dominate post play win, and win a lot. Thabeet's game has shown every sign of continued improvement.

I sure wouldn't not pick him because he's bigger then anyone he's played against in college. His performances should speak for themselves. Notre Dame tried to pull him away from the rim to negate his size. He did quite well at guarding in space and created turnovers by deflecting passes.

All agianst one of those guys that it was proven he couldn't handle.

I'll really be watching the Big East Tourney this week, there should be some great matchups to look forward to seeing. I'm still rooting for the Wiz to be in position to take Thabeet in the draft. I keep watching and I haven't seen anything to change my mind.

McGuire, Crittenton, and Thabeet. The D-Three!
GM

Posted by: flohrtv | March 8, 2009 6:15 PM

"Question is, if you're the biggest dog in the paint, why leave? The logic of downplaying Thabeet's numbers because he's bigger then his opponents misses the basic point. He's bigger then his opponents."

Except he won't be the biggest dog in the paint in the NBA.

It will be very rare that he'll have the 6 or 8 inch difference he has against some of the 6' 7" or 8" guys who try to guard him in college. In the NBA he won't have the luxury of walking guys under the basket, catching the ball at the rim and throwing it in over the top of them like they weren't there. He's going to actually have to fight to get position, hold position, and then work to get a shot off. And given that he lacks the kind of actual go-to, low post offensive moves to do that, he's not going to be much of an offensive factor without the benefit of the significant, often overwhelming, size advantage he has in college.

Thabeet is not a skilled player on offense. He exploits his size for easy opportunities around the basket. but those opportunities won't be as frequent or as easy when he's being guarded by guys who are significantly bigger, stronger, or more athletic (and, in many cases, al three) than the ones he faces in college.

Posted by: kalo_rama | March 8, 2009 6:30 PM

Mcguire next year will be a big contributor.
I see him coming off the bench and playing 4 to 6 min. per qtr, at a very high energy level since he knows he won't be out there more than that. Hopefully he will continue to improve his jumper and "D".
NY and JM will probably see similar PT. If these 3 can improve over the summer and not become Blatched (shot or arrested) I think the Wizzie's future is bright.

Posted by: VBFan | March 8, 2009 7:38 PM

S O'Neal was so successful because of his combination of size, speed, coordination, athleticism and basketball skill. He didn't just camp in the lane & shoot over others, he went through and around them using his complete arsenal.

I really do see Thabeet being taken within the top 3 picks, maybe even the top 5 (behind Griffin - rebounding scoring, Monroe - passing, athleticism, Rubio - vision & leadership, Harden - shooting/scoring & Hill - athletic & good awareness) because it seems like he is just relying on his height, which could be neutralized in the NBA game, where the action is bigger & quicker than what Thabeet has been seeing, even in the 'best conference in college b-ball.' The other players I mentioned ahead of Thabeet have basketball skill in one form or another, it just seems that Thabeet is just tall...

Posted by: -CN- | March 8, 2009 7:40 PM

Height is actually a disadvantage when trying to gain leverage in the paint. Strong guys like Blair can often out leverage a tall guy like Thabeet. Any short post guy with a little moxie and a lot of strength can out leverage a taller player.

I've watched Blair all year, he's one of the best at it I've seen in college ball in awhile. He's highly underrated in my book.

But Blair was totally unable to keep Thabeet from setting up down low and getting off a nice turn around move off the drop step. That's why Pitt flooded the paint in dared U Conn's guards to win it in the second half. Blair's not Shaq or Howard, but quess what, there aren't many really good post players in the NBA right now.

And Shaq and Duncan are on the backside of their careers. Thabeet WILL have 3 inches or more on anyone else he faces in the NBA. And many nights he'll have 5 or 6 inches on opposing centers.

You keep making the case that NBA players will be better then thoose Thabeet has faced in college.

Not much of a point, it will be the same for every guy coming out of college. And the jump from ACC or the Big East competition will be a lot easier then the jump from Oklahoma. Talk about playing against patsies and putting up numbers...
GM

Posted by: flohrtv | March 8, 2009 7:43 PM

Hopefully he will continue to improve his jumper...
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glad i didn't see his jumper before it "improved". that thing is terrible. he's not going to last long with that thing; his defense ain't that good.....


Posted by: stevie2 | March 8, 2009 7:54 PM

His jumper did improve and he is the only Wizzie that plays consistent "D" and works harder than most others.
He has a nicer future than some others that "THINK" they do.

Posted by: VBFan | March 8, 2009 8:02 PM

It will be very rare that he'll have the 6 or 8 inch difference he has against some of the 6' 7" or 8" guys who try to guard him in college. In the NBA he won't have the luxury of walking guys under the basket, catching the ball at the rim and throwing it in over the top of them like they weren't there.

You mean like teams do, right now, to the Wiz every time Songaila's playing the 5?

Posted by: keithward64 | March 8, 2009 8:34 PM

The more I think about it, not only do I meet your bet, but I'm going all in. Tyler Hanbrough will be a first round pick.

Hid game is tailored to the NBA and OJT is not required. I think he is better than Ducan when he came out of Wake Forest. What Duncan had at San Antonio was a good Center to play along side of as well as a good coach.

If by chance the Wizards should select him and along with a new competent coach, Tyler Hansbrough would give the Wizards an above average 543 rotation.

LarryInClintonMD.

Posted by: LarryInClintonMD | March 8, 2009 8:44 PM

Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, I know, Hansbrough ain't even on the board. But Thabeet and Griffin both are projects and neither is as tough.

Griffin does match Tyler in hustle.

However, all this maybe moot on my part, cause Tyler is so low on everybodys projected list, the Wizs would look like dummies using a top 5 pick on him assuming thats where we end up.

But still that dog can hunt.

LarryInClintonMD.

Posted by: LarryInClintonMD | March 8, 2009 9:16 PM

"Height is actually a disadvantage when trying to gain leverage in the paint. Strong guys like Blair can often out leverage a tall guy like Thabeet."

Yet, oddly enough, most NBA coaches don't routinely guard Tim Duncan or Dwight Howard with guys who are 7 or 8 inches shorter than them.

"But Blair was totally unable to keep Thabeet from setting up down low and getting off a nice turn around move off the drop step."

Which, and I'm just guessing here, might have something to do with the fact that Blair is 6' 7" and Thabeet is 7' 3". Again, since most NBA teams won't be guarding him with guys who are 6' 7", the fact that he was able to shoot over the top of Blair doesn't really translate into anything meaningful the NBA.

"Thabeet WILL have 3 inches or more on anyone else he faces in the NBA. "

There's a big difference between 3 inches and 7 or 8 inches, esp. when the 3-inch difference will most often come in a package accompanied by a significant amount of extra muscle and (often) athleticism. It might be enough if he was a truly skilled low post player. He's not. On offense he's mostly a garbage player who converts off putbacks or lobs. His only set up interior scores come off exploiting an obvious and significant size advantage right underneath the basket, an advantage he won't have in the NBA. Dwight Howard is listed at 6' 10". Do you really think Thabeet will be able to just back him down and shoot over him at the rim? Or Chris Bosh? Or Rasheed Wallace? Or Omeka Okafor? Or Andrew Bynum? Or Tyson Chandler? Or Andrew Bogut? Or Sam Dalembert? Or Chris Kamen? Or Erick Dampier? Or DeSagana Diop? Or Nene? Or Brad Miller? Or Zydrunas Ilgauskas? Or Anderson Varajao? Or Tim Duncan? Or any of the other 6' 10, 11, or 7' who'll be guarding him on most nights? Of course not. He won't be big enough or strong enough to bullrush them underneath the basket, and when they push him out of the key, he's not skilled enough with the ball to put the ball on the floor and improve his position or get off a shot from anything further away than a couple feet from the rim.

"You keep making the case that NBA players will be better then thoose Thabeet has faced in college."

Nope. I keep making the point that they'll be bigger, stronger, and (in some cases) more athletic than Thabeet, thus negating his primary advantage, his height.

Posted by: kalo_rama | March 8, 2009 9:55 PM

EDIT:

That last line should read:

Nope. I keep making the point that they'll be bigger, stronger, and (in some cases) more athletic than the players Thabeet faced in college, thus negating his primary advantage, his height.

Posted by: kalo_rama | March 8, 2009 9:56 PM

Anybody remember Corliss "Big Nasty" Williamson go against Rasheed during the NCAA's and how Corliss carried the team to the national championship and how he ate Rasheed's lunch.

Well, what applies to college does not necessarily apply in the pros.

Posted by: DC_MAN88 | March 8, 2009 9:59 PM

The other players I mentioned ahead of Thabeet have basketball skill in one form or another, it just seems that Thabeet is just tall...

Posted by: -CN- | March 8, 2009 7:40 PM

Exactly.

Posted by: kalo_rama | March 8, 2009 10:00 PM

"Hid game is tailored to the NBA and OJT is not required. I think he is better than Ducan when he came out of Wake Forest."

I'm pretty sure they have 12-step programs for whatever it is you're smoking.

Posted by: kalo_rama | March 8, 2009 10:26 PM

can you believe it the Wizards aren't Eliminated from Playoffs contention according to ....

http://www.nba.com/standings/team_record_comparison/conferenceNew_Std_Cnf.html

Posted by: bulletsfan78 | March 8, 2009 11:31 PM

"His game is tailored to the NBA and OJT is not required. I think he is better than Duncan when he came out of Wake Forest."

I'm pretty sure they have 12-step programs for whatever it is you're smoking.

Posted by: kalo_rama | March 8, 2009 10:26 PM

Thought you knew what I was smoking. It's Carolina Blue, Tarheel all the way.

Sure you knew that. It's just when there is no logical explanation for one's point of view, it throws your highly analitical mind into a tizzy.

Have some fun ole' fellow, ease up, I know you heard the saying "You can't get there from here".

That about applies to Tyler being a top pick for the Wizs, but like I said I'm just highly partial to them dar' Carolina Blue Fella's ya' hear' Kalo.

LarryInClintonMD.

Posted by: LarryInClintonMD | March 9, 2009 12:23 AM


You're saying to not take a 7'3" guy because he doesn't have the skills to put the ball on the floor and dribble into better position?

Wow! Kal! you should keep your posts short and snarky, when they get longer then two sentences your full and utter lack of basketball knowledge really shines through badly.

As I've said for the 10,000th time Griffin is the better player and the most likely #1 pick. But in my opinion if the Wizards want to improve their defense Thabeet is the player to pick.

His strengths are the Wizards weaknesses.

And Larry, I'd love to see the Wizards manuver to get Hansbrough as well. He's the type of guy that I beleive could drive the rest of their young players to get better.
GM

Posted by: flohrtv | March 9, 2009 7:02 AM

"You keep making the case that NBA players will be better then thoose Thabeet has faced in college."
Nope. I keep making the point that they'll be bigger, stronger, and (in some cases) more athletic than Thabeet, thus negating his primary advantage, his height.


Irrelevant point. It is true, but irrelevant. That is simply stating the obvious. The same can be said for ANY and EVERY player coming out of college to the NBA. LBJ, Dwight, and Amare came out of high school. Do you think the players they were facing in high school were anything near NBA caliber? Dwight totally relied on his size and athleticism (against lesser competition), and how is he holding up? To suggest Thabeet will not be successful in the NBA because the talent is better is pure idiocy. Every single player goes through the same jump, and most big men with hype almost always rely on superior size and athleticism to dominate. Silly argument overall.

Posted by: cj658 | March 9, 2009 9:04 AM

"Exactly, JPRS. I really don't get all of the negativity surrounding McGuire. No, the guy's not a 20 ppg all-star, but then no one should have expected him to be. More often than not, guys taken late in the 2nd round end up providing nothing. If McGuire doesn't improve one bit beyond where he is now (and there's every reason to think he will) he'll still be a steal, relative to where he was drafted."

Posted by: kalo_rama | March 8, 2009 5:20 PM

Replace McGuire's name with Blatche and you'll have the same thing. Sometimes people are just biased. They keep on badgering one guy and praising the other.

Posted by: Dave381 | March 9, 2009 9:49 AM


I would like to see Gilbert play,esp if he thinks and the doctors think he is healthy enough to. He won't help the team but just to see where he is in his game and also for him to get his rhythm back. After all, he's technically been out for 2 seasons now and there is some serious rust and Gilbert is more than likely need to get back in playing condition. I think most competitive players would like to help their team on the court, even if the team is going now where. Perfect example, D. Wade last season.

With McGuire, many folks can defend his game, but I don't see him and several other players on this team in the Wizards future. I hate to be mean but this is an audition for those players, so other teams to determine whether they'll fit on their roster come next season. When Gilbert, Haywood, Stevenson and the Wizards top selection joins the team many players like, McGuire, Critteon, Young, and possibly Blatche won't be seeing any minutes next season. But then again, EVERYTHING depends on the type of coach Ernie brings in.

Posted by: rcnasa | March 9, 2009 10:16 AM

Is it time to switch Butler and McGuire offensively? When Butler was out, McGuire had a high assist rate from the 2, while Butler's turnover woes continued last game. Maybe McGuire should make the permanent switch to the 2 on the offensive end of the court, allowing Butler to run his more natural 3 position. It seemed to me that McGuire played well from that position, and it allows Butler to maximize his offensive skillset while minimizing his defensive weakness (size) at the SF spot.

Posted by: psps23 | March 9, 2009 10:42 AM

"Permanent" meaning when both he and Butler are on the floor.

Posted by: psps23 | March 9, 2009 10:50 AM

"Hopefully he will continue to improve his jumper...
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glad i didn't see his jumper before it "improved". that thing is terrible. he's not going to last long with that thing; his defense ain't that good....."

Just like how Shawn Marion fell out of the NBA with his fugly, disgusting excuse for a jump shot.

He looks like Coop from Baseketball when he is super drunk and throws up a surprised shot when the horn sounds and inevitably misses. haha

GO DOM!!

Posted by: BurgwithaU | March 9, 2009 11:15 AM

Psps23,

Since you mentioned Butler and I kinda agree with your take on McGuire, but I have a question for you or whomever has insight.

How does Butler play with that damn straw in his mouth? Can you yell at your fellow playa's with that straw in yo' mouth? Tell them Get Back! Rebound! Defense! ETC!

Seems to me with a straw in yo' mouth you can't talk straight and if you trying to yell basketball lingo on the floor you would choke yourself.

Hell, that might be the cause of his turnover problems.

After swallowing all the spit generated from chewing on a straw the whole game he must have on terrible stomach ache at games end.

What gives, it truly puzzles me.

LarryInClintonMD.

Posted by: LarryInClintonMD | March 9, 2009 11:20 AM

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