A Danilo Pinnock. Surprise! Can create his own shot, hit
midrange, 3 and finish, smart team defender,
athletic, good first step. Mitch has blown many but
this one was theft. Pinnock has skill sets we lack.
Highlights on O: Dribble curl pull up 18 footer money.
Doubled and immediately knows where Douthit is supposed to
be, open look 2. Baseline cut, catch in rhythm, windmill,
layup. Catch and shoot 3 nada but net. Had 16 all of it
earned. Was directing players where to go, getting the tri.
Highlights on D: Reads a pass jumps the lane steal.
Man is pulling up for 3, instead of
going for the block he goes for the ball and gets all of it
to break up the play.
Concerns: Judgment not always there. Off balance 18 footer
with :02 left, had more time to get a better look. Can get
beat man off the dribble.
A- Jordan Farmar - Created good opportunities for himself
and others. Foul trouble and nerves early then settled down
as the game went on.
Highlights on O - Crossover to take man at halfcourt in
transition, penetrates inside the line, perfectly timed and
thrown bounce pass to Bynum slam. Alley oops to Bynum.
Great left hand in circle cut dribble penetration to get to
the line and finish. Very economical with the ball up top
in the tri, makes the pass with few dribbles.
Highlights on D - Backed off man slightly anticipating pass,
jumps the passing lane and knocks the ball away with his
left, layup the other way. Skied for authoriative D board
Concerns - Bynum is open and Farmar can't get him the ball,
either won't pass it to him, is dribbling wing and not
seeing the floor, or throws a post entry too low for a to.
Went under every screen, fond of the Sasha run beside the
guy after he beats you D. Late a lot. Seems he missed
nearly every catch and shoot jumper he took. Takes too
long to bring it up.
B Marcus Douthit - Has added upper body and arms at long
Highlights on O: Spin move finish in the lane. Some good
boards in traffic.
Highlights on D: The swats. Smart double teams to help
Green with Warrick. Steals an inbound pass, behind the back
pass to Farmar who gets it to Bynum slam.
Concerns: Taking shots he can't make (elbow, ft line
extended, 18 feet. Can't protect the ball well, picked a
lot, including dribble pentration elbow with the game on the
line. Clothesline jumpers, flatter than Kansas.
C Marcus Slaughter
pro: Very good handles for a big, played without hesitation.
Dribbled thru traffic for as nice finsih inside.
con: off-balance jumpers and rebounds, has to square up.
C- Devin Green
pro: good passes once he made them
con: overdribbles every time down
D Doron Perkins
Hustles but off balance frequently and just doesn't have the
NBA level skills.
D Andrew Bynum
The good news is he's definitely bulked up can see it
immediately in the shoulers, arms and legs. He's more
fundamentally sound on defense with good timing for swats.
Caught and finished for alley oops but struggled to catch
the ball and finish on nearly all of them.
The bad news is he's hesitant. I have the ball now...I will
look this way....then that way...now I'll make a move. He
had the ball anchored low block and War and Peace later he
made a move. Unforgivably long time with the ball.
He was also off balance and out of position for some
rebounds and defensive plays. First time he gets the ball,
anchors his man swings for 5 footer...goes 8, nothing but
F Von Wafer
SPL All-Warmup Team
Drew plenty of oohs and ahhs with warmup slams. And was
worthless in the game. Bricked everything, did
nothing well, made bad decisions on both ends.
Von had to be looking at what Pinnock was doing and saying
I'm out of a job. Didn't seem engaged, just
floating out there and missing everything in sight.
Horvath, Fay, Sanders - Forgettable.
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