Subject: Daily Blurb - February 21, 2012|
Posted by: Guru
-  Tue, Feb 21, 2012, 11:38
Quote of the day
"It's not for me to touch. You know what, if I was a coach or GM, yes, it would be for me to touch. But this is not for me to touch." -- Lakers head coach Mike Brown, commenting on the public exchange between Kobe and GM Mitch Kupchak over Pao Gasol’s anxiety regarding a potential trade. (And here I thought Mike Brown was a coach…)
Jeremy Lin’s stat line looked pretty good – 21 points, 9 assists, 7 rebounds, 4 steals, and only 3 turnovers. Then again, he was guarding Deron Williams, who scored 38. And most importantly, the Knicks lost a game that wasn’t actually as close as the final 8-point margin might suggest.
Greg Oden expected to have his knee cleaned out, but ended up having microfracture surgery. It’s enough to make Portland fans long for the durability of iron-man Bill Walton, who at least managed to appear in a part of each of his first four seasons for the Blazers, totaling 209 games over than span. Now that Oden is officially out for this year, his first four seasons will total only 82 games combined. And 61 of those were in his rookie year.