November 9, 2007

The Intern’s Hard Wood: Week 1

by Dan Bilicki In: Basketball

The beginning to this NBA season has been one rollercoaster ride so far. Who would have predicted that about four games into the season that the Brand-less Clippers would be on top of the Pacific let alone the entire league. Nobody ever thought the Bulls would start out 1-4 and the Heat and Wizards still held winless in the East? But, in Washington’s defense, the NBA must have installed faulty rims over the off season which has contributed to Agent Zero’s dismal 3 for 24 behind the arc. One of the surprise storylines thus far is the New Orleans Hornets starting out the season 4-1. This is largely due to the play from their floor general CP3 who is putting up ungodly stats, 18 points, 12 assists and 5 boards per game.

The Celtics are still undefeated and after witnessing them first hand last Sunday, I can understand why. They have assembled the best big three in the history of the NBA and boy they are a sight to witness. Watching Garnett, Allen and Pierce working in tandem is quite a sight. As a team it really makes you think twice about doubling Garnett with Allen looming behind the arc. As good as the three are, they have little-to-no depth and their point guard situation is still a big question mark. Rajon Rondo is still wet behind ears and not capable of controlling the floor or defending top tier PGs in the NBA.

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