How did Kelly Dwyer, formerly of SI.com, go from being a non-blogger to the best NBA blogger around in about eight minutes? How did that happen? Was he practicing in the dark somewhere, punching phantom keys, shadowtyping?
Anyway, a good point from him about the Stones:
If you’re the rest of the NBA, numbers like these have to scare you:
Chauncey Billups: 28:50 minutes.
Rasheed Wallace: 33:29 minutes.
Tayshaun Prince: 31:28 minutes.
Antonio McDyess: 31:48 minutes.
The Pistons, finally, go 12-deep. Legitimately 12-deep, as their 12th man (Walter Hermann) is in his prime and was the Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month last March.
Some quick things—though I agree completely with the sentiment expressed: has it reached a point where we’re playing too many guys? When you’ve got two legitimate units plus two other guys who can ball, isn’t someone somewhere getting frustrated? (Though I’d much rather have this “problem” than the Celtics’ total lack of depth.)
Also, I’d really like to see Sheed and McNugget’s regular season minutes come down to the 27-28 range, especially the latter player. Where should that burn should go? Amir Johnson! Come on, my replica jersey is getting mothballed.