Thursday, November 02, 2006

NBA is back

Sorry, sex life, the NBA is back on TV. Just kidding. I'm married, I don't get it anymore, anyway.

Just a quick word about HDTV. For those of you tuning in over the "regular" TV, I am sorry. You truly do not know what you are missing. I bet you didn't know KG was black, or tall. No, really, he is. But seriously, folks, HD is amazing. The fuzzies are gone, and there is no ghosting when the players move all fast, as they are sometimes wont to do.

Now back to the game. A few things impressed me. First, KG is still around, and still smiling. He is also still very efficient. Not only missing just two shots all night, but the shot selection, and the timing. When we needed a lift (through three quarters), KG was there. I am going to savor every Twolves game as if it were his last. If we don't win, it just might be.

Huddy is moving well, too. I am not sure that's a good thing. He has never met a shot he didn't like, as the cliche goes, and when he's moving well he takes A LOT of them. Of course, he takes a lot of them when he is hobbled, too, so maybe this just means he will make a couple, here and there. Last night he did, and it pushed us to a win.

Marko at the two spot is much better. He can still bring the ball up, and wheel it around. But his spot up is pretty nice, and he can dribble drive when he needs to. He is also tall enough to create back to the basket, and keeping him in there means more fast breaks off turn overs. I like it.

The rookie Craig Smith is a big, big boy. He takes up a good chunk of real estate under the basket, and I have always said that's a good thing. Still, how great would it have been to have Paul Shirley on the squad? Seriously. I suppose we could call him when Vin Baker dies of old age (two weeks from now) I kid. Love ya, Vinny.

Overall, we were gellin like Magellan last night. Seven assists from Ricky? Am I reading that right? It's a long season, but we started it the right way.

An editorial aside: Ok, so I use "we" a lot, to mean, of course, the Timberwolves. Some of the more savvy readers might remember that I don't actually play for the Timberwolves. Thanks for paying attention. And reminding me. You know what, who asked you? But the "we" is the fan "we", I don't feel any ownership, and I rarely feel like I can even criticize them. I played the game at such a low level, I cannot even imagine what the worst of the NBA players are like. Truly, it is just easier to type "we" than to say "I feel the organization..." That's it, and that's all. So stop emailing me.

81 more to go.

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