most aggressively seized this campaign by the throat, not so much
surpassing the low expectations his previous play had engendered as
lapping them, stoking his energy and intelligence in the process. In
the past 30 games or so, Telfair has finally learned how to do more
than simply turn the key in the offense and try to steer the wheel.
He’s discovered how to regulate pace with the throttle and the brake,
how to draw and kick, how to make opponents cover him because of his
dribble penetration or initial probes in the modified fast break where
the Wolves may or may not have the numbers…
came within one blocked shot of a triple-double. He swatted away Al
Jefferson’s potential game-tying shot with fewer than seven seconds
remaining to preserve a victory.
rebounds) of the season Tuesday, was asked after the game about
Dalembert’s influence on that game and his lack thereof more than two
months later (6 points, 9 rebounds, 1 block Tuesday).
“I don’t remember that game,” he said…
Although they do hold interesting pieces for trade bait in the expiring
contract of Theo Ratliff, the unfulfilled potential of Gerald Green and
the unhappy, but professional veterans Antoine Walker and Greg Buckner,
more than likely nothing will come of these pieces.