Going to be a new world, Fixers. Mike D'Antoni has already said he doesn't mind the media watching practice. In fact, he said this season he'd allow it if we wanted to attend.
Has the thaw officially begun?
As Ho-Beck said, "It's Glasnost."
The media was invited back tonight to watch the second practice, which was mostly scrimmaging and working on 5-on-5 situations.
First thing I have to say is Anthony Roberson's got a clip.
Dude missed one shot all day. He got off the bus on Friday and has done nothing but hit shots. While you're watching Gallo tomorrow, keep an eye out for No. 2, that's Roberson, a 6-2 guard from Florida. Had bids with Memphis, Golden State and Denver. Just couldn't stick. Might at the very least get himself an invite to training camp if he carries this over into games.
Can't stop being impressed with Gallinari. Summer League practice MVP. I mean we tawkin' practice! Berman's already got him as his early favorite for Rookie of the Year. But in all seriousness, he's definitely tougher than the usual Euro. Big Brandon Hunter, at 6-7 and 266, was banging him hard during the scrimmage and Gallinari kept going back at him. Foul. Foul. Foul.
Yeah, I know, it's not like he's being D'd up by Ron Artest. Just bloggin.....
Wilson Chandler is scraping paint off the ceiling. He had one ridiculous dunk on poor Paul Miller that started around the box with the ball way behind Will's head. Windmilled it through in traffic.
No N8 the Gr8 tomorrow for the game. The reigning MVP will show up tomorrow but won't play until probably Wednesday. Donnie Walsh arrived today and watched the second practice.
I tell you what I've had enough of seeing Danny Gans' face and Barry Manilow is always staring back at me outside my hotel window from this gigantic billboard hanging off the Las Vegas Hilton. But what is perhaps the most disturbing trend of ubiquity in this town is a girl named Sheri. She's on these little cards littered on the streets, on car windshields and she even has her own moving ad on the back of this truck that goes up and down The Strip.
Sheri or one of her friends can apparently be at your place in 10 minutes.
Apparently, Sheri needs you to donate clothes or something because she and her friends don't seem to have any.
Can't go out like that. i'll leave you with this anecdote:
Quentin Richardson took the mic for MSG Network yesterday and interviewed Gallinari. Some of you may remember I posted a video of Q-Rich's hilarious spot on Jimmy Kimmel from his Clipper years, when he rated his teammates' rides. If you haven't seen it, get yourself to YouTube and find it.
So anyway, Q sits down next to Gallo and asks him about this kissing routine the young Italian seems to have when he greets people he knows.
"Everybody I meet, I kiss them on each cheek," Danilo says.
Richardson seemed quite uncomfortable with this fact. "Really?"
Gallinari then quickly added, "But only the women."
"You and I will get along well then," Richardson replied.