|2015-16 NBA Season|
| ||vs.|| |
|December 12, 2015|
|American Airlines Center|
|8:30 p.m. ET|
|CSN Plus, WNEW 99.1 FM|
|Projected Starting Lineups|
|Deron Williams||PG||John Wall|
|Raymond Felton||SG||Garrett Temple|
|Wesley Matthews||SF||Otto Porter|
|Dirk Nowitzki||PF||Jared Dudley|
|Zaza Pachulia||C||Marcin Gortat|
|2015-16 Advanced Stats|
|96.7 (13th) ||Pace||99.2 (3rd)|
|104.1 (16th) ||ORtg||101.8 (22nd)|
|103.3 (13th) ||DRtg||105.8 (21st)|
|Also see: Mavs Moneyball | Preview|
As you are probably aware at this point, Bradley Beal is out for the next two weeks -- possibly more -- due to the beginnings of a stress reaction in his lower right fibula.
Many of us were kids in the mid 1990's when Mighty Morphin Power Rangers was the most popular show on the air. The news of Beal's repeated stress injuries reminds me of the time when the first green ranger lost his powers.
This particular Vine showed the moment he lost them the first time, but the "Ay yi yi yi yi!" at the end was my reaction earlier this afternoon.
Beal's injury news today feels just like when I saw that the first green ranger was losing his powers https://t.co/0qzrFfl4n7— Albert L. (@aleeinthedmv) December 12, 2015
John Wall isn't the best three point shooter in the NBA. But he has gradually improved from deep over the years. On Friday, he made three of six attempts from beyond the arc like these:
John Wall and Bradley Beal should switch jersey numbers https://t.co/Q38RvI60dJ— Albert L. (@aleeinthedmv) December 12, 2015
With that in mind, even though the Green Ranger was out of commission sometimes, the Red Ranger -- who's the leader of the team -- sometimes can use other rangers' powers. Maybe, just maybe John Wall is doing the same thing here.
John Wall getting Brad Beal's 3PT ability is like the red ranger with the green ranger's armor https://t.co/QKjXPc0U77— Albert L. (@aleeinthedmv) December 12, 2015
Alright, I'm getting carried away from childhood memories and this post is weird enough as it is. Let's get a W tonight!