If you want to promote your guy for something, create a Web site with all kinds of cool video. Want Shannon Brown in the dunk contest? Done. Want Tyreke Evans to be rookie of the year? Working on it.
He’s been the best rookie and shouldn’t need this kind of marketing. But you know voters. Some are going to vote for a nice player in Brandon Jennings because he got drafted into a better situation and therefore his team is winning. Despite Jennings at times, but wining. Stephen Curry has some mad game so he’ll snag a few votes.
But Kobe hit the nail on the head: “Steph’s a phenomenal player, but Tyreke
— that’s a grown-ass man.”
Need it or not, Tyreke’s site has given us some good stuff — two great shots, The Catwalk shot (which has nothing to do with Tyreke but is cool) and his Michael Jackson tribute. Enjoy.
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Lee is the best passer of the bunch, which could partially explain why he’s starting. Boston’s most likely starting point guard, Marcus Smart, is still growing into the role of the lead ball-handler at the NBA level. Lee and presumptive starting shooting guard Avery Bradley can take some pressure off him.
Olynyk can space the floor for Isaiah Thomas-Johnson pick-and-rolls with the reserves and run pick-and-pops with Thomas himself.
I’m a little surprised Zeller is starting over Johnson, though. The Celtics just signed Johnson to a $12 million salary, and I thought they’d rely on his defense to set a tone early. Like Johnson, Zeller is a quality pick-and-roll finisher who can thrive with Thomas.
This is particularly bad news for Sullinger, who – barring a surprising contract extension – is entering a contract year. It seems those reports of offseason conditioning haven’t yet paid off. Jerebko’s deal also isn’t guaranteed beyond this season, but at least he has already gotten his mid-sized payday. Sullinger is still on his rookie-scale contract.