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2.07.2008

Diesel going Solar?


Since the morning drive goofys won't touch on anything outside of a courtroom, I thought I'd delve into the Shaq-to-the-Suns development. Whether or not this was a good move for PHX has been debated ad nauseam on this 411-Freeway over the last two days. I believe the following to be the most important things to consider:

#1 - The Suns have won a ton of ball games over the last 4 seasons and have nothing at all to show for it in the postseason. Just because this is an obvious point doesn't mean we should look past it. Something's got to change during the tournament, and Shaq Diesel, excuse me, Solar Shaq knows something about tournaments.

#2 - Shaq's sluggishness won't terminate the Suns fast break. I remember running 3-on-2 and 2-on-1 fast break drills during basketball tryouts (it's called "potential" coach Wildasin!) at SGHS, never 5-on-anything. You may remember a fast breaking Lakers team dubbed "Showtime" (112 ppg) featuring 40 year old Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in the middle. And the '90-'91 run-and-gun Nuggets (119 ppg!), although terrible, were not hampered by 7-0, 250 lbs. behemoth Blair Rasmussen, their 4th leading scorer.

#3 - Shaq won't play heavy minutes. This opens up opportunity for Boris Diaw to run in the Matrix Unloaded's place. The French Army Knife's only getting 28 minutes per this season, 7 less than his average 2 season's ago. Brian Skinner (14 mpg) is no doubt licking his chops as well.

Now, back to the redesign.

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I'm liking the redesign thus far.

I cannot bring myself to listen to the goofys... ever.
 

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