Heard It Through the Weekend Grapevine 12-7 and 12-8-09

Posted by Rob Mahoney on February 8, 2009 under xOther | Be the First to Comment

  • Chad Ford investigates ways to solve the nice little abomination they have going in Phoenix, and among the myriad of solutions he offers is a Kidd-Shaq swap.  The idea hinges primarily on Jason Terry being able to play the point and well, and well, that doesn’t seem like much of an option right now.
  • Tim MacMahon with a friendly reminder that Dirk is clutchy-clutch-clutch.  He scored 14 points in overtime, after learning that the team’s second best player would be missing some time.
  • Mavs Moneyball has the postgame transcripts from the Bulls game.  Praise for Kidd, lament for Terry, awe at Dirk’s finish, and high hopes for Barea.
  • Eddie Sefko of The Dallas Morning News sums up the Maverick tendencies nicely prior to the win in Chicago: “As many steps as they take upward, they never seem to go anywhere. They can attribute it directly to their desire defensively, or lack of it.”
  • Steve Nash reminisces a bit about life with Dirk, some what ifs, and of course some relatively less imporant blurbs on the Suns, getting older, and the like.  On second-guessing his departure fromDallas, from Marc Stein’s Weekend Dime: “I think it would have been great. I know it would have been great, but how much time can you spend looking back? We’ve already played two-thirds of the time [apart] that we played together.”
  • Eddie Sefko calls for Kidd to step up in Terry’s absence.