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Former rivals team up for San Antonio Spurs

In the latest installment of Home and Away, Michael Lee describes how former Washington-area rivals Roger Mason Jr. and Keith Bogans have found common ground in San Antonio.

Lee also details how the area's heralded class of 1999 fared in the NBA and points out that Mason Jr. and Bogans are the last two standing.

Columnist Michael Wilbon reminds us that -- whether we like it or not -- the "unexciting" Spurs are back in the thick of things in the NBA playoffs.

The Spurs are down 1-0 in their series with the Suns, which resumes tonight in Phoenix. The Suns announced yesterday that they plan to wear "Los Suns" on their jerseys tonight. Owner Robert Sarver said the decision was made "to honor our Latino community and the diversity of our league, the state of Arizona, and our nation."

The Orlando Magic eviscerated the Atlanta Hawks last night in the first game of their second-round series; and the Los Angeles Lakers took care of the Utah Jazz to take a 2-0 series lead.

Earlier this week, Kyle Weidie of Truth About It reflected on his first season covering the Wizards. He shared his thoughts with Hoop Addict's Rashad Mobley.

Back to the playoffs -- see highlights below of action from last night's games, courtesy of NBA.com.

By Alexa Steele  |  May 5, 2010; 10:55 AM ET
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Roger Mason was a gem uncovered by our Ernest Grunfeld. There will be many more to follow as he executes his master plan, unfettered by the constraints of the past!!

Posted by: melodious_thunk | May 5, 2010 11:11 AM | Report abuse

Roger Mason was a gem uncovered by our Ernest Grunfeld. There will be many more to follow as he executes his master plan, unfettered by the constraints of the past!!

Posted by: melodious_thunk

Yeah! Which is why it's awesome that he will be a Wizard for years to c......I'm sorry what? He's where?

Posted by: ts35 | May 5, 2010 11:25 AM | Report abuse

Lol, ts35. You didn't get the memo?

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Under no circumstances shall we go over the luxury tax!

Warmly,

A. Pollin

Posted by: harrybalz | May 5, 2010 11:36 AM | Report abuse

Wasn't a lot of people bemoaning the fact that the Wiz let Mason sign somewhere else?

Is he getting a lot of minutes now in San Antonio? He is currently averaging more fouls in these playoffs than anything else. He has scored a grand total of 3 points over the course of 56 minutes during 5 games played.

People on this board act like he is some great player that got away. He was replaceable and no big loss.

Posted by: G-Man11 | May 5, 2010 11:41 AM | Report abuse

Roger Mason was a gem uncovered by our Ernest Grunfeld. There will be many more to follow as he executes his master plan, unfettered by the constraints of the past!!

Posted by: melodious_thunk | May 5, 2010 11:11 AM | Report abuse
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LOL!!!! That's right, Ernie prefered to over-pay for DeShawn Stevens, another Ernie Grunfeld "gem" LOL!!

Posted by: closg | May 5, 2010 12:03 PM | Report abuse


DeShawn went downhill fast after he got those nagging injuries, the back problem being the nail in the coffin. His signing made sense at the time as he was considered to balance the starting unit better than Mason because of his size and defense.

Posted by: Firuz1 | May 5, 2010 12:10 PM | Report abuse

His signing made sense at the time as he was considered to balance the starting unit better than Mason because of his size and defense.
Posted by: Firuz1

Except that it wasn't an either / or proposition. They could have signed both, it just would have cost more because of the luxury tax.

Posted by: ts35 | May 5, 2010 12:34 PM | Report abuse

Actually it was an either/or proposition because of the old man's stance on not paying the luxury tax. Mason was a luxury, if you will.

Posted by: Firuz1 | May 5, 2010 12:41 PM | Report abuse

Actually it was an either/or proposition because of the old man's stance on not paying the luxury tax. Mason was a luxury, if you will.

Posted by: Firuz1

A stance they break when they decide it's worth it. Like they did this year.

But I agree, Mason wasn't viewed as a critical component. It's just a shame, because as a backup 1 or 2, he provided a lot of things they ended up looking for in other places.

Posted by: ts35 | May 5, 2010 12:48 PM | Report abuse

Either/or propostion, maybe so, but the old man's stance on not exceeding the cap caused him to pay a lot later in the Howard situation. He didn't learn his lesson.

But, the prevailing opinion is that Stevenson was really signed for his Defense.

Signing for Defense: Stevenson, or signing for Offense: Mason.

As Mark Jackson says, "Good Offense Beats Good Defense Anyday of the Week".

In comparing these two, clearly to have signed for the Defense turned out to be a bad decision.

LarryInClintonMD.

Posted by: LarryInClintonMD | May 5, 2010 1:02 PM | Report abuse

A bad decision because they lost their best offensive player in Arenas and because of DeShawn's rapid deterioration.

Posted by: Firuz1 | May 5, 2010 1:06 PM | Report abuse

Except that Mason was a solid player on offense and defense. Looking at the flip side of it, RMJ's D was better than DS's O.

Whatever, we can spend a lot of time going over every good and bad decision the organization has ever made, and none of it matters anymore. Certainly not as much as they decisions they have to make going forward.

Posted by: ts35 | May 5, 2010 1:13 PM | Report abuse

Actually it was an either/or proposition because of the old man's stance on not paying the luxury tax. Mason was a luxury, if you will.

Posted by: Firuz1

A stance they break when they decide it's worth it. Like they did this year.

Posted by: ts35 | May 5, 2010 12:48 PM | Report abuse

ts35

The Wizards didn't "DECIDE" to go over the cap the NBA lowered the cap on all of the teams.

The real reason the Wizards traded the 5th pick and sold the 2nd round pick was because it saved them money!

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Whatever, we can spend a lot of time going over every good and bad decision the organization has ever made, and none of it matters anymore. Certainly not as much as they decisions they have to make going forward.

Posted by: ts35 | May 5, 2010 1:13 PM | Report abuse

Again that's the problem with keeping Ernie as the GM if you look at the bad decisions he's made in the past why can anyone other than melodious_thunk think he can make better decisions in the future?

Posted by: bulletsfan78 | May 5, 2010 1:21 PM | Report abuse

Again that's the problem with keeping Ernie as the GM if you look at the bad decisions he's made in the past why can anyone other than melodious_thunk think he can make better decisions in the future?

Posted by: bulletsfan78 | May 5, 2010 1:21 PM


Perhaps because Abe Pollin is not in the picture anymore?

Posted by: Firuz1 | May 5, 2010 1:26 PM | Report abuse

Again that's the problem with keeping Ernie as the GM if you look at the bad decisions he's made in the past why can anyone other than melodious_thunk think he can make better decisions in the future?

Posted by: bulletsfan78

Isn't that kinda like saying if you look back at all of the good decisions EG has made, why can anyone think he can make bad ones going forward?

The Wizards didn't "DECIDE" to go over the cap the NBA lowered the cap on all of the teams.

If that were true, they wouldn't have signed 'Berto. They would have signed a guy like Paul Davis to the minimum. They knew the moment they resigned Gil and AJ that at some point they were going to be over the lux tax threshhold.

The real reason the Wizards traded the 5th pick and sold the 2nd round pick was because it saved them money!

Yes on the 2nd rounder, no on the first rounder. If their primary goal was to save money with the trade of the first round pick, they would have found other ways to do it. Draft picks in the NBA are actually cost-effective.

Posted by: ts35 | May 5, 2010 1:31 PM | Report abuse

People on this board act like he is some great player that got away. He was replaceable and no big loss.

Posted by: G-Man11 | May 5, 2010 11:41 AM | Report abuse
all day that, he and Bogans put together equal out to be a half decent guard.

Posted by: lilhollywood10 | May 5, 2010 1:46 PM | Report abuse

People on this board act like he is some great player that got away. He was replaceable and no big loss.

Posted by: G-Man11 | May 5, 2010 11:41 AM | Report abuse
all day that, he and Bogans put together equal out to be a half decent guard.

Posted by: lilhollywood10

A) San Antonio saw value in him and got great use out of him two seasons ago. And he was getting 20mins a night this season on a championship contender.

B) If they had a decent backup vet like that on the team, maybe they would have felt less pressure to make a deal for vets like they did with Foye and Miller.

Posted by: ts35 | May 5, 2010 2:03 PM | Report abuse

I think there is a good chance Roger Mason would still be around in free agency in late august so if leonsis is already over luxury tax they can use a midlevel exception on mason. It would be a decent move to fill the empty roster

PG: Gil / Livingston??
SG: Mason?? / NY
SF: Thornton / howard??/ Turner?? / Gay??
PF: Blatche / Favors??
C: MgGee / Cousins?? / Monroe??

Posted by: jefferu | May 5, 2010 2:14 PM | Report abuse

Yes on the 2nd rounder, no on the first rounder. If their primary goal was to save money with the trade of the first round pick, they would have found other ways to do it. Draft picks in the NBA are actually cost-effective.

Posted by: ts35 | May 5, 2010 1:31 PM | Report abuse

MM 9,750,000
RF 3,575,761
13,325,761

DS 4,526,000
OP 1,547,640
ET 7,350,000
13,423,640

But the Wizards saved 3 Million by not signing the 5th pick in the draft

They made 2.5 from the 2nd pick so that's 5.5 million they saved and if they were really interested in making a run at a championship why didn't they get a real player with the MLE they had for about 5.5 Million?

Other than drafting AB what other good decisions did EG make?

Posted by: bulletsfan78 | May 5, 2010 2:24 PM | Report abuse

I think there is a good chance Roger Mason would still be around in free agency in late august so if leonsis is already over luxury tax they can use a midlevel exception on mason. It would be a decent move to fill the empty roster

PG: Gil / Livingston??
SG: Mason?? / NY
SF: Thornton / howard??/ Turner?? / Gay??
PF: Blatche / Favors??
C: MgGee / Cousins?? / Monroe??

Posted by: jefferu

As with most everything, it depends on where and who they draft. If they luck into Wall or Turner, there's not as much of a need. Plus, it will depend on how much he's asking, and whether they sign Livingston.

Posted by: ts35 | May 5, 2010 2:25 PM | Report abuse

i have no desire to go out this summer and break bread on a player that wasn't worth the money 2 summers ago.

Posted by: lilhollywood10 | May 5, 2010 2:38 PM | Report abuse

Mason is what he is. A backup guard. Nothing special. Never was. Never will be. Just because he went to San Antonio does not make it a mistake that he was not re-signed. When Gil went down, Mason taking his place in the starting lineup would not have kept the ship afloat. Just because he did things with Tim Duncan posting up doesn't mean he would have as a Wizard. No offense Bruce Bowen did that. You never heard of him before playing with Duncan, and he hasn't made another roster since. Mason is a dime a dozen.

Posted by: G-Man11 | May 5, 2010 2:53 PM | Report abuse

lilhollywood10,

It really isn't about Roger being such a great player, it is moreso when you put a group players together, can they as individual talents mesh as a team.

What Roger brings to the table clearly appears to be groceries that the Wizards should have bought home from the market, or more aptly put kept in the kitchen.

LarryInClintonMD.

Posted by: LarryInClintonMD | May 5, 2010 3:03 PM | Report abuse

Roger mason???? Really???

This guy was a nice extra piece. Clerarly replaceable and while I don't know what he got paid by SA, The Wiz were trying to upgrade.

That may not have worked out too well, but if we had Mason on our roster the past couple years, we still would have been a lottery team and everyone would be complaining that we should have let Mason go to SA and brought in someone else.

If he's really, really lucky, a guy like Mason maybe can make the difference in one game of a playoff series or be the difference in 2 games during the year.

But you have to get to the playoffs to win a playoff game and even with Mason, we'd have won fewer than 30 games each of the past 2 years.

Posted by: jacksonward1 | May 5, 2010 3:24 PM | Report abuse

So true jacksonward1, but with Mason he is a piece that you keep on your 15.

You might make the case that Young has better upside but I'd much rather see Mason than Young coming off the bench. And what about dribble dribble dribble and Foye.

Even Miller has stunk really bad at times. Donot underestimate the value of a player like Mason even though he isn't a starter.

It is about the pieces and how they fit together. Teams, fans, bloggers alike, miss the big picture in evaluating the value of players. Too often they only look at the individaul play of the player and not how that players fits in team play which is the utmost importance.

The Boston Celtics have won more NBA Championships with over the hill players than most NBA teams. Other teams had bigger, faster, younger and more athletic players, but Boston beat them on Team Play.

Team play is why a player like Livingston is extremely valuable. When Livingston is at his best he will make the whole Team better cause that's how he plays.

It would be a mistake if we keep Livingston to have him back up Gilbert at point. Gilbert has to move over and let Livingston run the show, for what SL does is play team ball from the point postition.

Roger Mason Jr. is a good team/role player to have on your team as evidenced by in San Antonio.

LarryInClintonMD.

Posted by: LarryInClintonMD | May 5, 2010 3:51 PM | Report abuse

Roger mason???? Really???

This guy was a nice extra piece. Clerarly replaceable and while I don't know what he got paid by SA, The Wiz were trying to upgrade.

That may not have worked out too well, but if we had Mason on our roster the past couple years, we still would have been a lottery team and everyone would be complaining that we should have let Mason go to SA and brought in someone else.

If he's really, really lucky, a guy like Mason maybe can make the difference in one game of a playoff series or be the difference in 2 games during the year.

But you have to get to the playoffs to win a playoff game and even with Mason, we'd have won fewer than 30 games each of the past 2 years.

Posted by: jacksonward1

Well, let's see, in '07/'08 when Mason was here, we went 43-39 and made the playoffs. The next year, without him, we went 19-63. Coincidence???? I think not!

(Don't blow a gasket, I'm kidding)

I'm not suggesting Mason is an All-Star. What I liked about Mason, and why they should have kept him, is that he was a competent, no-drama professional. He made smart plays when he was on the court. He provided leadership on the court. If he was open, he took the shot (and made his share), if he wasn't, he moved the ball. He might get beat by his guy, but it wouldn't be because he wasn't in the right position. If they needed him to start, he started. If they needed him to come off the bench, he came off the bench, and I don't recall him ever complaining or asking for more time.

And for those who remember his time here, he had a knack for hitting big shots late in games. He was a fundamentally sound, smart basketball player with some talent. Which is why he's playing for a contender.

And really?? I'm getting criticized by the guy who called DeShawn "one of the best defenders in the league"??

Posted by: ts35 | May 5, 2010 3:58 PM | Report abuse

Roger mason???? Really???

This guy was a nice extra piece. Clerarly replaceable and while I don't know what he got paid by SA, The Wiz were trying to upgrade.

That may not have worked out too well, but if we had Mason on our roster the past couple years, we still would have been a lottery team and everyone would be complaining that we should have let Mason go to SA and brought in someone else.

If he's really, really lucky, a guy like Mason maybe can make the difference in one game of a playoff series or be the difference in 2 games during the year.

But you have to get to the playoffs to win a playoff game and even with Mason, we'd have won fewer than 30 games each of the past 2 years.

Posted by: jacksonward1

Well, let's see, in '07/'08 when Mason was here, we went 43-39 and made the playoffs. The next year, without him, we went 19-63. Coincidence???? I think not!

(Don't blow a gasket, I'm kidding)

I'm not suggesting Mason is an All-Star. What I liked about Mason, and why they should have kept him, is that he was a competent, no-drama professional. He made smart plays when he was on the court. He provided leadership on the court. If he was open, he took the shot (and made his share), if he wasn't, he moved the ball. He might get beat by his guy, but it wouldn't be because he wasn't in the right position. If they needed him to start, he started. If they needed him to come off the bench, he came off the bench, and I don't recall him ever complaining or asking for more time.

And for those who remember his time here, he had a knack for hitting big shots late in games. He was a fundamentally sound, smart basketball player with some talent. Which is why he's playing for a contender.

And really?? I'm getting criticized by the guy who called DeShawn "one of the best defenders in the league"??

Posted by: ts35 | May 5, 2010 3:58 PM | Report abuse

F MASON and STEVENSON. What have we got now concerns me, not what we HAD!!!!!!!! Get this frickin' ownership ironed out, and go about the business of business. SIGN LIVINGSTON and SINGLETON first. Then take care of the draft. Then a few FA's to round out the team. Get SONGAILA back since SAUNDERS wants to marry the guy.

Posted by: glawrence007 | May 5, 2010 4:36 PM | Report abuse

glaw,

The ownership situation seems like it has finally been worked out. The draft isn't for a month and a half, and free agency not until July 1. Pace yourself man, pace yourself.

Posted by: ts35 | May 5, 2010 4:52 PM | Report abuse

The damnation of Ernest Grunfeld would include players like Roger Mason if the team hadnt sucked so bad as to his leaving being irrelevant. Again, poor decisions shouldnt be swept under the rug because the player in question wouldnt have gotten us to the playoffs.

Ernest paid Debrick too much money for us to keep Mason, and that was when it was believed we had a legit team. Bad decision!

As for the here and now...signing Miller while letting Singleton go wont make the difference for next season...but if it happens, bad decision nonetheless. Miller, Foye, the thin SG whose name I cant remember but he does nothing, Fab, and Earl should all be gone next season under any circumstance imo

Posted by: divi3 | May 5, 2010 5:02 PM | Report abuse

Yahoo had a report a week or so ago stating that Atlanta was willing to sell their #24 pick for $3 mil. If true, I'd like the Wizards to buy it. The updated mock at Draft Express has Kevin Seraphin, Quincy Pondexter, and Eric Bledsoe going around that spot. Mostly likely all will be gone before the Wizards can use their #30 pick.

Posted by: djnnnou | May 5, 2010 5:42 PM | Report abuse

I'd agree with that. But I wonder why the Hawks would be doing that?

Posted by: ts35 | May 5, 2010 5:59 PM | Report abuse

But I think that once all the pre-draft workouts begin in earnest, Bledsoe is going to move up into the late lottery / mid first range.

Posted by: ts35 | May 5, 2010 6:00 PM | Report abuse

I believe the reason was that the Hawks were going to spend their cap in free agency. If they get swept by Orlando they'll probably rethink that. Rick Sund isn't very good at the draft, so that may have something to do with it too.

Posted by: djnnnou | May 5, 2010 6:12 PM | Report abuse

But I think that once all the pre-draft workouts begin in earnest, Bledsoe is going to move up into the late lottery / mid first range.

Maybe. I think all the Kentucky guys are overhyped. Will be interesting to see where they go.

Posted by: djnnnou | May 5, 2010 6:16 PM | Report abuse

But I think that once all the pre-draft workouts begin in earnest, Bledsoe is going to move up into the late lottery / mid first range.

Maybe. I think all the Kentucky guys are overhyped. Will be interesting to see where they go.

Posted by: djnnnou | May 5, 2010 6:16 PM

John Wall too??? He he's just a frosh ya' know.

LarryInClintonMD.

Posted by: LarryInClintonMD | May 5, 2010 6:29 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: emmet1 | May 5, 2010 6:45 PM | Report abuse

John Wall too??? He he's just a frosh ya' know.

They're all freshmen, except for Patterson. And I really liked Patterson until I remembered that I thought Hilton Armstrong would be a solid pro. Players from the same team don't usually pan out when taken high in the same draft. Maybe things will be different in the one-and-done era. Wall is worth the #1 pick, but I think Turner would be a good pick too. Quality SGs are becoming as rare as quality bigmen.

Posted by: djnnnou | May 5, 2010 8:00 PM | Report abuse

"Is [Roger Mason] getting a lot of minutes now in San Antonio? He is currently averaging more fouls in these playoffs than anything else. He has scored a grand total of 3 points over the course of 56 minutes during 5 games played."

Yes but those are quality fouls. If the Wiz had the benefit of those fouls, they'd be in the second round of the playoffs right now.

You can always tell a good player because he's playing for somebody else's team.

Posted by: Samson151 | May 5, 2010 10:12 PM | Report abuse

"B) If they had a decent backup vet like that on the team, maybe they would have felt less pressure to make a deal for vets like they did with Foye and Miller.Posted by: ts35"

Pressure? They were pressured into that deal? I missed that completely. I thought they wanted those two guys and were unimpressed with the 5 pick.

I do think San Antonio's record of success had something to do with Roger's decision to take their money. It's pretty impressive. Maybe he smelled a ring.

Posted by: Samson151 | May 5, 2010 10:17 PM | Report abuse

"Other than drafting AB what other good decisions did EG make?Posted by: bulletsfan78"

Didn't he make that Kwame Brown trade? Maybe that was someone else. Lots of folk around here think the McGee pick was a really good one.

Posted by: Samson151 | May 5, 2010 10:19 PM | Report abuse

ts35:

Thanx dude. I'll keep it under advisement.

Posted by: glawrence007 | May 6, 2010 6:42 AM | Report abuse

You guys realize there's a chance, just a chance that the CELTS forget old, and take it to the CAVs in this series. Which means we pick no worse than 26. Root for the CELTICS, WIZARDS fans.

Posted by: glawrence007 | May 6, 2010 9:22 AM | Report abuse

Roger Mason is a nice player, a really hard worker, with great makeup to be an 8-12 guy on the bench of a good team. He is, what he is, he's the kind of guy that could be a really valuable role player at a far more reasonable price a guy like Mike Miller.

Not a guy that would ever be a center peice by any means, but the kind of guy every winner needs to have around.

That's why I think you always look to draft a really promising big at the top of the draft. Guys like Wall and Turner could be exceptions to that because point guards, and real scorers, are almost as hard to find as talented bigs.

Ernie made the choice to make an all or nothing deal last spring. The decision was based on the short shelf life of the team he had. The window was closing on that group of guys, so at the time it wasn't a bad deal. Gil and Critter sure managed to slam the sucker shut in a hurry though.

In the end it's worked out from the standpoint of flexibility this summer. Just depends on how well Ernie uses the trade exceptions,expiring deals, and extra picks he's got to work with.

Every team runs it's course and needs to retool and start over, the test of a GM is how fast he recovers. Ernie retooled quick when he came on board and the Wizz'ee's had a nice little run. They were a couple of Crab dribbles away, but that's history...

Test now is to see how quickly Ernie can retool again with his choice of coach. First test will be seeing if the team can have a little luck and move up in the lottery. That draft position is going to be an important first step, once that is known Ernie can start to fit the peices of the puzzle together.
GM

Posted by: flohrtv | May 6, 2010 9:22 AM | Report abuse

You guys realize there's a chance, just a chance that the CELTS forget old, and take it to the CAVs in this series. Which means we pick no worse than 26. Root for the CELTICS, WIZARDS fans.

Posted by: glawrence007 | May 6, 2010 9:22 AM | Report abuse

Draft order is based on regular season records, not playoffs. As such, the Wiz will be picking 30th.

Posted by: Utilityman1 | May 6, 2010 9:26 AM | Report abuse

"Rename the Wizards. Posted by: emmet1"

What about the Bureaucrats? That'd strike fear in the hearts of opponents. Team motto: "We're here to help you."

Posted by: Samson151 | May 6, 2010 9:35 AM | Report abuse

Ernie made the choice to make an all or nothing deal last spring. The decision was based on the short shelf life of the team he had. The window was closing on that group of guys, so at the time it wasn't a bad deal. Gil and Critter sure managed to slam the sucker shut in a hurry though.

Posted by: flohrtv | May 6, 2010 9:22 AM | Report abuse

flohrtv

With all due respect the window closed long before the Gil and Critt incident.

Posted by: bulletsfan78 | May 6, 2010 10:27 AM | Report abuse

"B) If they had a decent backup vet like that on the team, maybe they would have felt less pressure to make a deal for vets like they did with Foye and Miller.Posted by: ts35"

Pressure? They were pressured into that deal? I missed that completely. I thought they wanted those two guys and were unimpressed with the 5 pick.

I do think San Antonio's record of success had something to do with Roger's decision to take their money. It's pretty impressive. Maybe he smelled a ring.

Posted by: Samson151

My impression of it has always been that EG thought he had a contender but was concerned about a bench primarily made up of young, inconsistent players. So if you like, rephrase it that EG might not have felt like he needed veteran depth if he already had it on the team. Or maybe he leaves out Foye and just makes the trade for Miller, which means they keep D Song. Who knows?

I don't think Ernie has said he was unimpressed with the players available as much as he has said that there was no one he thought could help right away.

And true, there is definitely nothing that says Roger would have signed here even if the Wiz had ponied up the cash.

Posted by: ts35 | May 6, 2010 10:39 AM | Report abuse

Foye often tried to do too much, Miller too little....Mason played smarter here than either.

Posted by: divi3 | May 6, 2010 11:03 AM | Report abuse

Foye often tried to do too much, Miller too little....Mason played smarter here than either.

Posted by: divi3

I though Foye often didn't know what he should be doing. Quite a few games with him at the point he dribbled around the perimeter not advancing the ball or initiating some form of a play. As a scorer I thought he only chose a few games to really try to get hot. Could be a decent back up, but I like you don't really think we should keep him. When you are starting over at the point in which we are use the roster spot on someone with more upside that helps the team a little more. Foye's an undersized mediocre scoring guard and a borderline horrible point guard.

Posted by: millineumman | May 6, 2010 11:31 AM | Report abuse

Foye often tried to do too much, Miller too little....Mason played smarter here than either.

Posted by: divi3

Miller didn't do 'too little'. He may not have been doing the 'right' things, i.e. he may have been passing more than he should of, and not trying to score more, but he was working out there.

Posted by: ts35 | May 6, 2010 12:00 PM | Report abuse

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