Monday Night Thoughts

Wow, Cleveland is bad. So, so, so bad. Brady Quinn isn’t the answer. Is there an answer?

It was interesting watching the debut of John Wall in Kentucky tonight. It was pretty obvious why people are so excited about him – there is a lot of talent there. He turned it over too much, and he and fellow super-frosh Eric Bledsoe are going to have to learn to share the back court better, but he played well, and he scored the winning basket at the end of the game. He’s going to be a good one. That being said, that was one scary game from Kentucky. Miami of Ohio is a decent team with a very nice incoming freshman class, but they clearly aren’t of the caliber of Kentucky, and they were 17.5 point underdogs. Despite that, they were the better team for much of the game, and could very easily have pulled it out. Miami led for more of the game, and for much of the game they seemed to want it more. Kentucky simply needs to be much, much better to play with the big boys. They have a few easy game to work out the kinks, but a deadly four day stretch at the beginning of December in which they play UNC and UConn looms. They need to be much better than they were tonight if they want to survive that duo of potential disaster.

I may have to give up on Allen Iverson. I’ve always been a very big fan, and I have therefore defended him time and again to those who don’t see him as I do. This latest joke may be the last straw for me, though – he and the Grizzlies have negotiated his release after only three games. He has said that he is away from the team dealing with a personal issue. My sense is that that personal issue is that he didn’t want to play in Memphis. He’ll be a free agent by Wednesday night, and first reports are that theKnicks are interested in him. There’s nothing about that that seems like a good idea.

Larry Johnson to the Bengals – I like it.

Terrible deal by the Warriors in trading away Stephen Jackson without getting a lot of value, but what else would you expect from that mess of a franchise?

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