Good article. Loved the million mile warranty analogy! :) Though I picked jazz
to finish 5-8th in the poll along with this article, I wouldnt be surprised if
they sneak into a 4th seed. Shooting will be key...they need to make their
shots, otherwise being healthier and younger will not matter much. Of course, an
alternative would be dunks all the way! Lets go Evans! :)
This is the number two article from the Rock on my list. I almost liked this
one. I agree with his predictions for the Jazz finish except I think they can go
higher if Corbin will let them. I'm not sold on the old players rusting up
though. Noticed the Jazz exercised their option on Corbin. Smart move. They had
to exercise or extend. Don't believe they want a long term deal with Corbin
Lakers are going to be the league's biggest disappointment. I foresee Nash
and Kobe starting their inevitable, mileage-related decline sooner than later.
They might squeak out 50 wins, but they're not winning a title. So many of
the "experts" have stars in their eyes. It's not happening.
In paragraph 11 Rock states: "Bryant missed the entire preseason
with a bruised foot and was listed as a game-time decision for L.A.'s
opener." I find that comment interesting because it looks like
that for someone who "missed the entire preseason", he did pretty
good. Out of 8 preseason games, Bryant played in 5. See below dates,
opponents, and points scored. OCT 8 VS. GOLDEN STATE
10 PTS.OCT 13 VS. UTAH JAZZ 18 PTSOCT 17 VS.
UTAH JAZZ 31 PTSOCT 19 VS. SACRAMENTO KINGS 22
PTSOCT 21 VS SACRAMENTO KINGS 21 PTS Then again,
maybe yohe was speaking of another "Bryant" or some other preseason. Way to stay on top of things!!!