The Grace of Renaldo Balkman
I realise tonight will be focussed on Shumpert, and don't get me wrong he impressed immensely, however this topic will be dedicated to an unsung hero. Balkman was brilliant. I mean we all knew he could defend and that he was one tenacious Puerto Rican; what about his offense though? I think he's got more offensive talent than most of us initially believed. He needs to get serious minutes if these sort of displays become consistent. Maybe not a junk contract afterall (still early days though)
Two more issues that stand out:
1. Definitely definitely need a PG. Douglas is not it, and Bibby only makes for a decent backup
2. Fields picked up where he left off in the playoffs. Not good.
Still, it's pre-season. Get Baron Davis in and it's a wrap for the year me thinks.
This 19 will be Balkman's high for the year
Firstly..Carmelo and Amare got abbreviated time so Balkman got some minutes...he played well. Amare went out with 4 fouls and never played in the 4th Quarter.
Originally Posted by TakMan
Shumpert is "the real deal" and should start.:thumbsup:
Harellson is a bit clumsy but he will be a work in progress with a ton of heart...:crossfingers:
Landry played well...needs some shots to fall. When they do his confidence will be back.
Toney D should be what he was ...a back up.:agreed:
WE NEED A POINT GUARD whose is 6'8 like MAGIC...lol
Nuances...Lopez really out played Chandler...but Chandler will be a force we need.
The second team is very weak and this will show aganst the better teams....
Sheldon Was no loss...but SHAWNE will be missed.
I see the NORTHEAST ..just like it was...BOSTON is still the team to beat.
How about this...Amare started where he left off which is trying to create off the dribble...not his game....he needs a NASH type PG.
Lastly..a win is a win