Unless you are Joe Johnson, you probably should be.
Hulk Hogan has an Air Jordans problem that most of us wish we had — too many to choose from. He certainly has the bank to spend, but man that is a lot, lot of shoes (there’s even a pair of New Balance in the closet). As a guy with one pair of Air Jordans, I’m jealous.
Hat tip KD at Ball Don’t Lie and Sole Collector.
When Nene is on the court, the Wizards’ defense is 15.2 points per 100 possessions better than when he sits. That’s why he’s key to them. He’s been a bit of a drag on the offense this season but they are just not the same defensive team when he is not on the court.
And he’s not going to be on the court for a bit.
Nene is out Tuesday night and may miss more time than that due to plantar fasciitis, reports J. Michael at CSNWashington.com.
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Nene has been plagued through his career with plantar fasciitis — an inflammation of the soft tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot, a condition that makes it painful to run, ergo hard to play basketball. It’s flared up again and the only good treatment is rest and time off the foot.
“I’ve got to take care of this thing,” he told CSNwashington.com.
Nene missed seven games because of his foot last season. When he returned, he came off the bench for 12 games and averaged 23.5 minutes per. The Wizards were a combined 7-12 during this time.
Nene is too important to this team to have him miss time in the games that actually matter later in the season, so you give him as much time off as he needs in November and December. The Wizards have big goals for this season and they need to act like a team thinking big.
Asked to take on a larger scoring role on a young team, Kevin Martin had been having his best year as a professional — 20.4 points per game, shooting 48.3 percent overall and 48.1 percent from three — which is why his fractured wrist was a real blow.
He opted for surgery because it was the fastest route to get back on the court. That surgery took place Tuesday morning and he will be out 6-8 weeks, Minnesota announced.
The injury happened against the Knicks last week, and while the injury happened in the first quarter Martin played through the game and scored 37 in a Timberwolves win.
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We would be amiss if we didn’t point out that even the long end of that timeline has him back on the court in time for the trade deadline. Minnesota has a few veterans it might try to move around at the deadline for assets to help its rebuild. Martin provides outside shooting, but he is owed $6.8 million this season and $14.8 million over the next two seasons, which may be more than a lot of teams want to spend on a guy seen as one dimensional.