This recap will be pretty short and sweet. Honestly, there isn’t much to analyze about the rest of these games. We know what we know about these players and this team already. Unless something major happens, like Eyenga starts to really develop, then there is only so much I can say. Also, after turning on the game following watching the Thunder vs. Heat, this game was hard to watch. Just bad, bad basketball.
A pretty solid defensive effort all the way around. Obviously, the big Samardo plays down the stretch on defense stick out in terms of the impact on the game. He gave Cousins trouble on the final possession and played solid man-to-man without fouling him. Question: what the hell was Cousins doing? Seriously, I see the major potential with the guy, but he’s a head case on and off the court. He thinks he’s about 27x better than he is, and it causes him to do things like try and take someone off the dribble from the 3-point line with the game on the line.
On a negative note, Eyenga seems to be going backwards. He hasn’t played well for a long while and it’s causing him to get less and less minutes. His jumper is still way off, and he’s making some really bad mistakes on defense. This was to be expected, as the guy is really young and hasn’t played organized basketball for very long, but it’s still tough to see. I have high hopes for the kid (at least high hopes to me) but I won’t be seeing him reach those hopes for some time.
Props to Harangody. The guy is never going to be a great shooter, but he’ll hang around the league for a while. If you hustle, have some size and strength, and can shoot the ball halfway decent, you’ll always find a place on a team.
That’s all I have for tonight..oh, and the Clips lost.