I think i’ve decided I’m going to update this more. But with more links and stuff. Just interesting shit. So let’s go around the Sports areas of which I am interested.
We shall start with our very own Bay Area.
The Warriors beat the T-Wolves the other night. This had little to do with the Warriors being particularly good and lots to do with the T-Wolves sucking. However it should be mentioned that Monta Ellis had better be an all-star this season. Also, Jeremy Lin is going to the D-League. Maybe he can form a pick-and-roll combo with Hassan Whiteside down there. That would significantly help both players going forward. It also doesn’t look like Stephen Curry will be ready to go against Portland tomorrow night. The Blazers have their own guard problems, but we’ll get to that later. But it does appear that, unlike in Portland, Monta and Curry are getting along quite well. It seems as if those years as D-Wade’s homeboy have rubbed off on Dorell Wright, as he’s become the W’s leader. He’s also having a career season. So of course, he has that going for him. If he keeps it up, he’ll get some Most Improved Player votes.
The Niners got pounded last night. Most of the info involving them is pretty depressing. But Tim Kawakami (of all people), puts things in perspective.
The Raiders have a future head coach in Offensive Coordinator Hue Jackson. Also, it appears as if Jason Campbell might not be so bad after all. I’ll co-sign this statement. Campbell is much better than he was allowed to show in Washington, and a look at the mess at QB there now is further proof.
The A’s just traded for Josh Willingham. Willingham says the A’s are “ready to win.” I’m starting to sense 2009 all over again. Prove me wrong A’s! They gave up Corey Brown (with whom I was growing impatient) and Henry Rodriguez’s 103 mph fastball. They are also giving up H-Rod’s complete and utter lack of control. But guessing the mph on H-Rod’s fastball was a fun drinking game after the A’s were eliminated last season. And in case you really haven’t been paying attention, the A’s also grabbed Hideki Matsui, and brought back the once prodigal son.
The World Series Champion Giants are in a contract dispute with Edgar Renteria. Renteria calls the $1M offer a “total disrespect,” Grant from McCovey Chronicles calls him a “overly sensitive World Series hero.” The Dodgers signed Eugenio Velez, but he sucked anyway. Grant is also sick of snarky Giants fans saying that Philly’s rotation is not as good as theirs. I’d have to agree. The G-men are a strong #2 in that category. They happened to catch fire at the right time. The big difference, to me, is the lefties. Cliff Lee and Cole Hamels are going to be better than Jonathon Sanchez and Barry Zito every day of the week. And finally, it looks like Brandon Belt is going to get a fair shot at the starting 1B spot. He better be good, or he’s going back to AAA. He’s looking like the last of the Giants great run of prospects lately, so they have the chance to spoon-feed him if needed.
And finally, my beloved Kings. A couple of days after blowing a 23-point lead to the Hornets, we get OKC tonight. Which means ‘Reke gets to face off against his offseason workout buddy Russell Westbrook. Meanwhile, Jason Jones tries to explain why we suck in the second half. We also picked up Jermaine Taylor in that weird Houston/Lakers/Nets trade earlier this week.