Dan Dickau might not be the worst defensive guard in the league -- not so long as Troy Hudson remains on an NBA roster -- but he makes Luke Ridnour look like Maurice Cheeks.  And Luke Ridnour looks nothing like Maurice Cheeks.  Dickau can be a deadly shooter and, Zag that he is, a beautiful ball-handler, but I'm surprised he's been able to stay in the league as long as he has.

Most of us are more in love with the idea of Jared Jordan than we are assured of his talent, though if ever there's a season that allowed for taking a flyer on a munchkin, it's this one. For what it's worth, I hope he makes it in New York, about 100 miles from Elizabeth Park in Hartford CT.