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Nothing too huge to mention here, but I thought it was interesting to see the minutes that the Sonics have been giving Wally Szczerbiak as of late.  Check out the box scores from the last several games.

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It seems that Wally World is only safe starting every other game.  What should be noted is that the Sonics have only won one of the past seven games - one of them that Szczerbiak received sub-20 minutes.  He’s likely on the waiver wire in most leagues, so keep an eye on this development.  That is, if anything even develops.


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LaMarcus Aldridge

Some people have all the luck. You probably know someone that seems to be in the right place at the right time. You hear stories about people on flights getting bumped to business class from economy class because the airline overbooked economy. Then there are people that walk into department stores and find an awesome sale on something you have been looking for for months. LaMarcus Aldridge is one of these lucky people. How else can you explain Zach Randolph getting traded in the offseason to the Knicks and treasured draft pick Greg Oden missing this season with micro-fracture knee surgery. Opportunity has the door wide open for LaMarcus Aldridge to have a monster season.

Round 5 Pick 9: LaMarcus Aldridge, PF/C, Portland Trail Blazers

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Ricky DavisOh Ricky, you’re so fine, you’re so fine you blow my mind, Hey Ricky!  Hey Ricky!

Oh Ricky, you’re so fine, you’re so fine you blow my mind, Hey Ricky!  Hey Ricky!

You shoot the other way, just to get another board
You rack up steals and points, there’s no doubting you can score
You’re sharing the backcourt, but not with TJ Ford, Ricky!

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Oh Ricky, you’re so tricky, I can’t understand
They trade away Garnett, but you might not be the man

Oh Ricky, you’re so tricky, I can’t understand…

It’s guys like you, Ricky…

Round 5, Pick 8: Ricky Davis, SG/SF, Minnesota Timberwolves

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Mehmet OkurThanksgiving is a special night
Jimmy Walker used to say Dynomite
That’s right
Turkey with gravy and cranberry
Can’t believe the Mets traded Darryl Strawberry
Turkey for you and
Turkey for me
Can’t believe Tyson
Gave that girl V.D.

White meat, dark meat
You just can’t lose
I fell off my moped
And I got a bruise
Turkey in the oven
And the buns in the toaster
I’ll never take down
My Cheryl Tiegs poster
Wrap the turkey up
In aluminum foil
My brother likes to…draft the Turkish Terror.

Round 4, Pick 12: Mehmet Okur, PF/C, Utah Jazz

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Is This How Oden Messed Up His Knee?
Portland Trail Blazers center Greg Oden will miss his first NBA campaign with season-ending knee surgery. What was originally supposed to be an exploratory procedure on his right knee turned into microfracture surgery. A full recovery is expected for Oden, however, but will likely take six to twelve months.

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Brandon Roy posting up Deron WilliamsThe Fig Cap: You were taken 12 picks before me? And you played for Team USA first? Come here and taste some pain!

Nothing against Deron, but we like this guy. It sure got old fast but we were one of the first pronouncing “Roy for ROY” last year. This year? Look out.

Round 4, Pick 3: Brandon Roy, PG/SG, Portland Trail Blazers

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Al JeffersonIn fantasy hoops, you can never have too many quality big men.  With Yao Ming and Pau Gasol already lacing them up for this team, I’m going to seal the deal on the front court and select on the biggest up-and-comers in the league:

3.12 Al Jefferson, PF/C
Minnesota Timberwolves

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Deron WilliamsWith Kevin Garnett’s big stats and Allen Iverson’s small stats already on board, I have the option of taking whom I feel is the best player available instead of reaching for a certain position.  As Alvin touched on health issues with several players, he didn’t mention this guy as he pounded out 80 games in each of the last two seasons.  Oh, and he’s pretty good too.

Round 3, Pick 4 – Deron Williams, PG, Utah Jazz

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Marcus Camby Winces in Pain… what else is new?

It’s no secret that Marcus Camby gets hurt.  A lot.  Make that A LOT!  However, last season, Camby showed up, dressed in his uni, and took the floor to actually play a game and not do his best Richard Simmons impersonation and only cheer his teammates on.  Nope, Camby Man did his thing and played a very respectable (for him, amazing) 70 games.  Now the question is, can he do it again?  Can Camby actually be all that he can be, blocking and boarding like there’s no tomorrow because there just might not be?  I’m taking the risk with this pick at this point of the draft and going all in thinking that he can.  All I can say is thank goodness I don’t have any money on this bet, but I just can’t resist the talent and big-time upside!

Round 3, Pick 1: Marcus Camby, C, Denver Nuggets

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I figured that I would let Ray Allen and the ever-disturbing ankle picture marinate a bit before making the final pick of the second round.  After LeBron James went first overall, we’ve seen a bunch of top-notch point guards a big men fly off of the board. 

Ideally, I would like to pair James with a stellar free throw shooter to help my glaring weakness that’s inherent from the sole selection of the King.  However, unless you reach for someone like Chauncey Billups or Vince Carter at this slot, you’re pretty much going to have to wait on a shooter.  Plus, if you go small, you’re stuck waiting another 22 picks before adding a big man…which could then turn ugly.

But not as ugly as the man I’m drafting with the 12th pick of the second round:

Carlos Boozer, PF/C, Utah Jazz

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