- Tim Thomas has always been regarded as a good fit for Mike D’Antoni’s offensive system. Unfortunately, that good fit looks like a tight fit right now:
“[Thomas] might be a few pounds overweight,” D’Antoni said.
Thomas, who came with Mobley from the Clippers, did not argue with D’Antoni’s assessment. He said it has been three years since he played D’Antoni’s speedball system.
“It’s going to be difficult for Cuttino also,” Thomas said. “I have to continue to get in shape for this system. It’s up and down, and in L.A., it was run when you have the opportunity. The last couple of years, it’s been that way. I know how to get myself right. I’ve played it before. It will take me a week and I’ll be ready.”
- Injuries sustained by Marcus Camby and Eric Gordon on Saturday night appear to be minor, and shouldn’t result in any time on the shelf for either player.
- Despite being banished to the end of the Bench, Jason Hart has been nothing but professional, according to Ramona Shelburne.
- Smart breakdown from Clips Nation of that nutty play Saturday night with :07.6 remaining. With Tom Ziller, Steve gets to the heart of the matter: “If Wade has the ball and comes into contact with Kirkland out of bounds, then he is out of bounds – LA ball. And it’s not open to interpretation.” Oddly, the Miami Herald did no such examination in crafting its recap or its headline.
- Interesting piece from Caryl Kauffman on Elton Brand and the Sixers’ struggles. She notes that Brand “has a tendency to get a bit defensive when the topic turns to the lack of offensive flow and how difficult the team’s adaptation to his style has been…”