Pat Riley is here, and half-time thoughts

9 comments by   |   Sunday, March 9, 2008 - 2:03 pm EDT

Pat Riley.Pat Riley, the head coach and team president of the Miami Heat, is here today. He’s signing autographs and having his photograph taken.

I don’t think that’s why he’s here.

I think he is here to see Eric Gordon and D.J. White play. He announced a few days ago that there was a possibility he would miss a few of Miami’s games to scout NCAA talent. So, here he is.

To the half-time observations: Jordan Crawford is showing a new part of his game here, as he has six rebounds. He’s also got four assists. He has often thrived in situations where he was called upon to make a start this year (remember that Kentucky game?)

D.J. White has scored all four times he has shot the ball. I’d think he’ll get more looks this half. Gordon’s cold shooting continues, as he is 1-for-5 from 3-point and 2-for-8 from the field. He has also turned the ball over four times.

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9 comments:
#1
ww
Sunday, March 9, 2008 - 2:05 PM EDT

I like Crawford. Just raw and young.

 
#2
ww
Sunday, March 9, 2008 - 2:06 PM EDT

DJ is getting homered. Traveling calls this late in the year?

 
#3
ww
Sunday, March 9, 2008 - 2:08 PM EDT

Big Ten refs less than stellar this year. Bassett charge? No way! The home team always gets the nod and that is not right. And….another bad call.

 
#4
ww
Sunday, March 9, 2008 - 2:10 PM EDT

Eric must have stored his wrist wrap in the freezer last night.

 
#5
ww
Sunday, March 9, 2008 - 2:12 PM EDT

Anybody else agree that refs tend to homer on the close calls? What is up with that? I can forgive 10% of that, but it is blatant this year.

 
#6
ww
Sunday, March 9, 2008 - 2:14 PM EDT

Whitey finally made a good over the back call.

 
#7
crc
Sunday, March 9, 2008 - 3:22 PM EDT

Is it just me? All this “one and done” claptrap about Gordon? Give me a break. It’s way obvious that he is not ready for the pros.

And yep–I agree, ww. It does seem that way with the refs. And for years it has seemed as if they are out to punish the Big Ten teams for something.I would say Indiana in particular, but it seems blatant against the conference to me.

 
#8
jimmy dykes
Sunday, March 9, 2008 - 5:07 PM EDT

crc, I don’t know how many times I’ve seen IU fans post this…but it doesn’t matter if he is ready for the pros. What matters is are the GMs of the NBA ready to draft him. Was Kwame Brown ready for the NBA? No. Was an NBA GM willing to pick him #1 still? Yes. Gordon will be a top 5 pick, maybe 6 or 7 at worst. He has so many tools that NBA teams will love. You say he’s not ready because his shot has left him of late and he turns the ball over a lot. Those are two things that can be corrected later on…especially considering that his left wrist brace has to be effecting him to some extent.

It’s easy to say, “well he’s not ready yet, he should stay and improve”…but he could leave this year, get drafted in the top 7 picks, be set for life financially, and improve in the NBA. There are teams in the NBA that he could play big minutes for.

 
#9
Jeff
Monday, March 10, 2008 - 3:04 PM EDT

I just hope he goes and gets the hell out of here.

 


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