Expect to see backcourt pairings of Barbosa with DeRozan and Weems this season. Like I’ve said before, I think this team will be depending on Barbosa more than most haven’t given him credit for from what I’ve read here over the summer.
Doug suggests that the Raptors might be holding out for Erick Dampier hoping to entice the veteran. If it does happen, this would also mean that Dampier would likley be our starting centre forcing Amir back to the bench and Bargnani to start at PF. Thoughts?
Every team that calls wants to ask about Andrea. Is he available? They smell blood in the water. They read articles about how bad he is. I’m telling you, from a standpoint of value, it’s definitely there.
The player’s are talking and we’re reading between the lines trying to figure out just what exactly we have here. A team on the rise or one destined for spectacular failure, nobody knows for sure, but at least we got Ryan McNeill from Hoops Addict informing us about what was notable (and surprising) on Media Day.
I listened to the Cleveland commentators the whole game (I do this often now since I find the it to be comedic gold). Some things that were said:
- WeNorth (commenting on the WeTheNorth campaign, apparently the can't read the giant letters on the giant banners in their own stadium properly) - One announcer forgot DeRozan's name, called him what's his name as he went to the free throw line - Commentators were saying the Cavs should start hard fouling Lou, "put him on his britches". More than once. - Were in disbelief when Amir hit a three