Friday, November 16, 2012
I'm taking this chance to point out some story-lines that have caught my attention during the first few weeks of the NBA season. The play of the undefeated New York Knicks is great to see. Its clear that the Knicks made the right call in letting Jeremy Lin walk and using the money on Raymond Felton and Jason Kidd. Lin averages 11 points and five assists while Felton is at 16 and 6.5 I also have noticed that while the Heat are clearly at the top of the pack, the Grizzlies, aforementioned Knicks and the Clippers are staking their claim as elite teams. The Lakers will probably join the elite group once they get healthy and comfortable playing with each other. After much internal debate, I can see why the Lakers chose Mike D'Antoni over Phil Jackson. Jackson's system is similar to the Princeton offense that many of the Lakers looked lost in, so the front office decided that championship history non withstanding, D'Antoni was best for the current roster. Allowing them to just get out and play without thinking. The Lakers felt that style of play was better fo the current roster, and I can't say I disagree with their logic.