|2011/12 NBA Regular Season|
|February 22, 2012|
|Isaiah Thomas||PG|| |
|Marcus Thornton||SG|| Nick Young |
|Tyreke Evans||SF||Chris Singleton|
|Jason Thompson||PF||Trevor Booker|
|DeMarcus Cousins||C|| |
- No John Salmons for the Kings tonight, Keith Smart said. Isaiah Thomas had been starting even with Salmons healthy anyway.
- Randy Wittman admitted that games like this right before the All-Star Break "can be stolen," and the Wizards need to make sure they aren't the team that suffers an emotional letdown.
- Stop me if you've heard Wittman say this before: "With a lot of our guys, we can't rely on making or missing shots to affect what other parts of the game are needed." He repeated something similar when asked about Nick Young specifically.
- Interesting series of quotes from Smart on John Wall when asked about his game. First, he said that last year, "you could force him one way or the other, but now, his numbers are very even on both hands." I'd love to be able to study this further. Later, he said this: "Right away, a guy comes from college, and he's a point guard because he can handle the ball, but he's not a point guard in his decision-making yet, because he hasn't learned the ins and outs of what a point guard needs to know. He's starting to figure both things out a little bit now and he's going to continue to grow."
We'll have a second-half thread if this first-half thread goes over 300 comments. Otherwise, we'll stick to one thread.