Thursday, July 21, 2005

Hi, Mark Kreidler. Nice to meet you.

Mark Kreidler has a stunningly insightful column regarding the Bonzi rumors in today's Bee.

To wit, Kreidler writes:
"Wells can be a first-class knucklehead, but much of his unhappiness over the years can be traced to playing time (a career average of fewer than 23 minutes per game). If he starts for Adelman, that's no issue - and what Wells gives the Kings in return is a player who can make a shot, post up a defender and crash inside."

Stunningly insightful AND somewhat familiar. To wit, SKB posted the following insight Wednesday before 10 a.m.:

"But he compares favorably to Mobley in a couple of key areas important to our squad at this point - rebounding, assists and steal. For his career, Wells is averaging almost 3 more boards, 0.6 assists and 0.9 steals per 48 than Mobley. ... And it appears a big problem in Memphis for Wells was playing time. He played less than 25 minutes per game in Memphis. His minutes (and overall numbers) were much better in Portland.'s reasonable to think Bonzi could get 30-35 minutes per game..."

THIS IS NOT AN ACCUSATORY POST. We repeat, THIS IS NOT AN ACCUSATORY POST. We're not conceited enough to think one of our 45 visits Wednesday was from an esteemed SacBee and ESPN columnist, nor do we think our analysis is so profane that no one else could dare dream it up themselves. Frankly, it's all common sense. And Kreidler writes a hell of a lot better than we do.

But isn't it interesting how much more real-time the online medium is, even when print media has online presence?

It's your choice, America. You can get passable analysis at no cost from today, or refined analysis for 50 cents from the Bee tomorrow. It's your choice.

(Now back to your regularly scheduled programming.)

(Also - Note to Mark Kreidler: Let's lunch!)


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Tom Ziller

The Sacramento Kings are a tough act to follow, literally.

SKB does the dirty work so you can forget about the blood, sweat and tears.

Oh, you'll still need the tears in April, though.

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