This weekend is Labor Day, a time for all of us to recharge our batteries after a long summer. However, it's also a sign that basketball season is not that far away. Training camp starts in just 25 days, and the new season is just a month after that. We'll be getting you ready for the season with all sorts of fun features starting next week.
In the meantime, as you enjoy your Labor Day, here are some thoughts/questions bouncing around in my head that I haven't had a chance to examine fully enough:
- Last summer, I wondered if Andray Blatche and JaVale McGee would ever be able to get the most out of each other when they're on the court at the same time. One year later, is that concern still legitimate?
- It also didn't seem like Gilbert Arenas and Blatche meshed all that great last year. I remember one time in particular when Dray responded to the question of why he doesn't play inside more by saying something along the lines of "I need to space the floor for Gilbert." Is this concern valid?
- Whatever happened to Flip Saunders' idea of converting to a two-guard offense? Did that get put on hold once John Wall was drafted?
- What's Al Thornton's role going to be this year? Seems to me the key to his value is whether he's rebounding -- that's been inconsistent in his career.
- We've talked a lot about Kirk Hinrich in terms of intangibles, but what on-court stuff does he actually bring? Something I've been meaning to do for a while.
- Should Arenas apologize publicly for last season now? Should he wait until training camp? Should he have done it already?
- Saunders hasn't had a team this young in a very long time - not since the late 90s Timberwolves. How did he coach that team, and will he coach this team like he did that one?