Tomorrow's going to be crazy, so here are Tuesday's bullets... on Monday evening.
Which rookies are going to play this year? You know it's a thorough list when Esteban Batista gets a mention.
Preseason jitters for the New Jersey Nets: 21 turnovers per game, 22% shooting from downtown.
NPR NBA Humor. Can those three things really mix?
With a little body armor, Ronny Turiaf is back on the court.
Ray Allen is tutoring Johan Petro. Lesson #1: Get More Towels. Also, a Detlef Schrempf sighting at Sonics practice.
"[Tony Allen] is seen on tape striking another individual in the face." And, there was reportedly more than one gun there that night.
Sagarin Ratings: San Antonio is #1 no surprise. Surprise: Dallas is #2, Minnesota is ranked ahead of Indiana, Sacramento is higher than Miami, and Memphis is ahead of Denver (which SI picked to win the #2 spot in the west).
A scout quoted in SI: "One of the Spurs priorities is to limit the minutes for their key guys in order to save them for the playoffs--that's much more important than establishing the best record." That's true, of course. And it proves 82 is too many games. We'd have better games, and a more popular league, with a shorter season.