Notes from summer league ball
- The Blazers are looking good thus far. Brandon Roy with 25 points on 9/16 shooting with 12 assists over 2 games. Martell Webster with 42 points combined in the two games.
- Houston's lone draft pick, Steve Novak opened with 22 points (including 6 3-pointers) and then followed it up with another 20 in game two.
- Randy Foye's two game averages 26.5 ppg, 4 reb, 2 stls, 1 ast
- The #1 pick my boy Andrea "the Italian Stallion" Bargnani opened strong with 20 points, 4 boards and 2 blocks. His paisan Joey Graham added 22. And yes, prepare for a slew of jokes based on Italian stereotypes over the course of the season.
- Nate Robinson, David Lee and Channing Frye combined for 62 points in NY's opening game. How can Isiah draft that well one year and so crappy the next?
- Amare played his first game since March 27 and scored 21 points on 7-10 shooting with 8 rebounds. Reports are good: "Stoudemire possessed his usual array of moves and was in good shape as he ran up and down the court, even playing the role of point guard on a few trips. (TVSL's website)"
- If John Lucas keeps this up, he might have a paying gig next season. In two games with Houston's team he's scored 51 points with 8 reb, 13 ast and 2 steals.
- One of the best things about the summer leagues is there are no foul outs. Steve Novak added 8 fouls to his good first game and LaMarcus Aldridge had 5 in his first game and then bumped it up to 7 in game two. The Cavs' Daniel Gibson also had a 8-whistler. We'll be keeping tabs on the best number of the season. The player who racks up the most fouls in a single game will be awarded the first annual Golden Madsen award.