Discussion in 'OTHER SPORTS Forum' started by Bengal B, Oct 9, 2019.
Anybody watching Zions debut? Big and winded so far. Exciting though!
He has to play himself into game shape. I would like to see him lose weight down to 260 or so. Would put a lot less stress on the knees and ankles the way he plays.
Not much in the stat line so far. I didn't really expect him to be Michael Jordan his first game. In the scheme of things other than it being his debut it's a meaningless mid-season NBA game between two mediocre teams who may or may not fight it out for the 8th seed.
My dream for this season would be for the Pels as an 8th seed to knock off the Lakers in the first round.
Just what I was afraid of, no cohesiveness as a team. Will take some adjusting, and yes, Z has to work himself into game shape. But damn, that 4th quarter spurt was impressive!
At halftime, the twitter universe was declaring him Greg Oden 2.0. So many idiots.
It was like a window into the future opened for 3 minutes. I wanted to see him go back in with 3 minutes left and the game close but sticking to the plpan was the right thing to do.
I loved his Bayou Boys shoes.
Gentry said after the game that it was the medical staff that pulled the plug in the 4th. I get it, thinking long term.
MOST POINTS BY NO. 1 PICK (post-merger) IN NBA DEBUT
1. Allen Iverson: 30 points in 37 minutes
2. Magic Johnson: 26 points in 41 minutes
3. LeBron James: 25 points 42 minutes
4. Hakeem Olajuwon: 24 points in 28 minutes
T5. David Robinson: 23 points in 34 minutes
T5. Mychal Thompson: 23 points in 39 minutes
7. ZION WILLIAMSON: 22 points in 18 minutes
8. Anthony Davis: 21 points in 29 minutes
9. Blake Griffin: 20 points in 33 minutes
10. Mark Aguirre: 19 points in 39 minutes
Note that everyone on this list played at least 10 minutes more than did Zion last night.
So, 44 if he plays a reasonable 36 minutes.
He's just biding his time before he leaves, just like Chris Paul and Anthony Day-to-Davis.
Maybe not. He seems to have embraced the city in a way those other guys never did. Of course it all depends on building the franchise up to a level where Zion can play for championships and build his legacy.
David Griffin is so far ahead of Del Demps iin that category they aren't even on the same planet. Already have a core of young and very talented players like Ingram, Ball and others. Keep them together and no telling how far this team can go in the next few years. This is 2020. You don't have to play for a major market team to make your outside money.
Hope you're right. We'll see.