Our first preseason game wasn't televised, so I vaguely listened in on the radio broadcast while watching college football. So these thoughts aren't half-baked as much as they're quarter-fried. Wait, what?
First the boxscore, via Y! Sports:
And some bullets:
- I really, really, really hope Pops makes the final roster over J. Alexander. Pops is a competent rebounder, and as Alexander (16 min., 2 rbs, 2 pfs, literally nothing else) showed tonight, he is most certainly not. Pops' 3 offensive rebounds in 12 minutes is encouraging.
- Marcus Thornton was apparently horrible. I'm staying on the side of 73 NBA games at a 17.4 PER for now.
- Encouraging, efficient lines from Chris Paul, David West, Trevor Ariza. Not sure what's up with Okafor's limited minutes/limited line, though Aaron Gray did pick up 7 boards in just 12 minutes.
- Willie Green registered more minutes at backup point than did Shakur. I don't think Willie Green is very good at basketball, so I'm not rooting for him to win the job. But until I actually see Shakur play a pre-season game, I won't say much more.