Hello dear reader!
This is probably a new feature of my own called “Five Out”. It is important to name something with reference to something in basketball. This is easy if your last name is Lowe and it goes with “The Lowe Post,” even if Zach Lowe is currently the only basketball player to work outside of the low post.
I assure you that nothing in my name will work like this. So to honor The Rockets, I’m going with Five Out. Five is the number of actionable items, a Basketball reference, in the Rockets’ Angle, so we’re there.
Maybe it’s going to be a podcast or something, as the ship seems to have sailed a long time ago, so it’s definitely time for you to try madly scramble aboard.
Anyway, this will cover five bits of news, speculation, or crap related to the NBA. Hopefully, it’s mostly rocket-propelled, but it won’t quite be, and it certainly won’t be the first. why? Read on
1 – suspended Sarver
Greatly covered, and with the fast pace of all the news at the moment, I haven’t had time to write a reaction to it. So I’ll tell you my reaction now, and you just have to decide if you think I’m telling the truth or not.
My reaction was roughly like this:
Adam Silver doesn’t seem to be convinced by this. But he also seems a little angry, because they were assigned to conduct an expensive and thorough investigation with real professionals. It would also bother me, if you announce results from something like that, and get “Nah”.
I believe Silver conducted the investigation in good faith, while knowing that the other owners would not come down on Sarver. There was no suitable barrier to selling the team, like Shelley Sterling. I think the conclusion, that Sarver was an obnoxious idiot who never left middle school, but wasn’t a Donald Sterling-level monster, might be accurate.
Of course, this illustrates the difference between being an owner and an employee. Sarver could have been kicked out of almost anywhere with this behavior, but since he was the controlling owner, this has been everyone’s problem for years and years.
It appears to be a light punishment. If Sarver is as I think, a guy who really loves to be the center of attention, and will do anything, even terrible things, to get that attention, though? A year on the shelf is a long time. I’d hate to be his family that year.
Is silver hoping for more? Is he alluding to her? I think we’ll find out.
2 – Sarfer to sell Suns
We found out!
Despite owning 35% of Suns, Sarver appears to have a controlling stake, and could decide to sell the entire team, not just his stake. What will the sun sell for? I’d go for about $3 billion, which is reassuring to Tilman Fertita.
Phoenix is currently a very good team, it’s in a good market, it has a lot of things an absent owner might enjoy, like sunshine and golf. Free agents seem to like Phoenix, although the “why” evaded me. The new TV deal is allegedly bigger than the universe, so it’s $3 billion.
Who will buy it? I hope it’s Jeff Bezos, so every Suns player can be tracked in terms of productivity and efficiency, and the AI system can only trade them if they are left behind.
3 – Get Odoka in trouble
The night of September 21st was marked by “First Post!” Tweets from Woog saying so Celtics Coach Ime Udoka, who in one season transformed Boston from a weird mess into a The NBA Finals Team, suspended.
Why is such a coach attached? I figured he was stealing the team’s toilet paper, in case we had another shortage. Otherwise, why punish an amazingly successful boss?
Twitter says he had an affair with a cast member. I have no idea if this is true, but a lot of Twitter were also saying they wouldn’t mind too much having an affair with Ime. Perhaps he should have asked those around him, instead of doing it at work, if he had done it.
why? Because if you really want to have a workplace that isn’t a boys’ club as for example, most Dallas Mavericks History Under Mark Cuban, you really have to mean him about your rules, rather than just talk about them.
How much does Boston mean? Will Brad Stevens return to training and GMing?
Woj is now tweeting about a season long comment.
Maybe Amy will be the next Suns coach in a year? (rimshot!)
4 – Meniscus – the silent killer
I might study this, but a torn meniscus in the knee should be a “minor injury that kills most functions”. Lonzo Ball must now be mostly famous for not playing much basketball, instead of his dad. It seems that in “Let’s do another surgery, maybe it will work?” Part of the injury went wrong.
guess what? The same applies to Celtics center Robert Williams, who underwent a “short recovery time” operation on his knee in order to play in the playoffs. Like Brandon Roy before him, he is now undergoing another surgery, and they talk about enduring the pain.
What should be done? Ball got a long-term treatment, and it’s still a spoiler. Williams got the short, and he messed it up. I think it doesn’t tear the meniscus, because from a basketball perspective, this is a horrific, stealth injury.
(Hopefully we’ll see a lot of Best Buddies Russell Westbrook and Pat Beverly play for the Lakers. That started with a meniscus, too.)
5 – Few Reports in the Land of Missiles
Two players from the Rockets played well in EuroBasket tournaments, with Alperen Sengun looking like a more daring version of Nikola Jokic at times, and Usman Garuba showing the form that made him into recruiting mode, along with some great passes that no one knew, except for Spain. .
In the end, the NBA’s star teams did not reach the top, with deeper teams enduring the day, as Spain defeated France in the Eurobasket final.
Camp will start soon, and there is currently no ill health or drama at all. that’s cool.
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