Warriors let Coby Karl walk


Coby Karl got what every D-Leaguer wants — a call up to the NBA and a real shot.

Now he’s headed back down. The Warriors have decided not to pick up another 10-day contract for Karl, he has gone the way of Speedy Claxton in the Bay Area.

There were moments you thought he would stick. He got 38 minutes of run against Houston (after Corry Maggette went down) and had 13 points, seven assists and pulled down seven rebounds. He got a start against Oklahoma City and was matched up on Kevin Durant and didn’t embarrass himself.

There’s something about Karl people like — he turned a few heads with his play at Summer League and there were just a lot of NBA people wanting him to pull it off. He’s the smart player without all the athleticism that the rest of us non-athletes want to see make it. But at the end of the day, he was 11 of 32 from the floor, 34.4%, while up in the NBA, and that’s not going to get it done. Not even for Don Nelson. So Karl is back to Idaho of the D-League (where he averaged 27.2 points and 7.8 rebounds in his last five games).

Chris Bosh with between-the-legs pass to cutting Dwyane Wade (VIDEO)

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Miami is going to be a lot of fun to watch this season (if they can stay healthy).

They’ve got athletic, active players who want to run, who move off the ball, and they have good passers. For example, watch Chris Bosh go between the legs to Dwyane Wade in the Heat’s preseason game Sunday.

Bosh had 14 points, and Wade had a dozen, but Charlotte won the exhibition.


Blake Griffin pre-game dunk knocks down shot clock

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The Clippers went north of the border to take on the Raptors in an exhibition game, but it was on the West Coast of Canada in one of the world’s prettiest cities — Vancouver. The two played at the Rogers Arena.

Where, they may want to upgrade the shot clocks behind the backboards. Watch over the shoulder of the Clippers announcers as Griffin dunks in warmups.

Notice that DeAndre Jordan loves this.

Nice to see Griffin dunking like his old self again. If you want another view, the NBA retweeted this.