Saturday, July 12, 2008
Some information passed through the wire yesterday. We found out, finally, that Pierce's leg is in excellent shape - thank goodness. That's no small bit of good news, and I'm still surprised that Pierce didn't get the MRI taken earlier. But, whatever. Also, the C's signed Patrick O'Bryant to a two year deal, giving them three legit bigs (KG, Perk and O'Bryant) and two highly effective undersized bigs (Powe and Baby). The power foward and center positions are full of depth. O'Bryant was needed because he has the size that Powe or Baby simply do not. What's exciting about Patrick is that his Hollinger draft scores from 2006 were very strong; he was a top 10 prospect in Hollinger's book. So we're hoping that his two wasted years in Golden State were simply a byproduct of Nellie's small ball system; and that by teaming up with KG & Gang O'Bryant will begin to realize his potential. So I endorse the deal. Now we await on the Posey decision, and I don't think I'm gonna really comment on it until he signs. I want to process the numbers. Pietrus getting $5 million plus a year worries me, though. Not auspicious. Anyway, we'll see...
Posted by Tim Grimes at 10:36 AM