Trey Burke was 4-12 for 8 points, 5 assists / 2 turnovers. He was 0-4 from beyond the arc (although the last 2 were of the desperation variety) but this is clearly something he needs to improve. Good to see the AST/TO rate improving.
Yesterday, Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 9 points, 2 rebounds, 3 turnovers, and 1 foul during 09:59 minutes played in his second NBA Summer League game. He shot 50% from the field (making 3 of 6 field goals, 2 of 2 free throws, and 1 of 2 three-point attempts) before a wrist injury forced him out during the first quarter. X-rays were negative and just show a bruised left wrist, so Tim will be fine, although he didn't dress today for the Knicks' third game.
Click on the following link for Hardaway's interview about the injury:
And here is another link to a clip of the "Hardaway Hammer" dunk, which is one of the featured highlights of the game on the NBA website:
Also, Washington Wizard Glen Rice Jr. scored 9 points, 5 rebounds, 1 block, 2 turnovers, and 2 fouls. Rice Jr. made 3 of 8 field goals, 2 of 2 free throws, and 1 of 5 three-point attempts. Nevertheless, the Knicks beat the Wizards 82-69.
As mentioned above, Hardaway Jr. didn't play in today's Knicks-Bobcats game in order to rest the wrist, but it sounds like Cody Zeller impressed with 18 points and a +15 efficiency rating.
So apparently Ron Artest (I still feel weird calling him Metta World Peace) has changed his mind about playing in China and is going to sign with the New York Knicks:
With Carmelo Anthony, JR Smith re-signing, Artest signing, and even Iman Shumpert having a year of experience on him, it doesn't look like there will be too many wing minutes for Hardaway this year. And none of those players seem like the mentoring type (obviously I have no real clue what these players are like). Looks like we won't have a chance to really see Hardway's NBA game until 2014.
Interesting thought I had today. We are spoiled with great coaches in football and have an obvious choice of two in terms of who the best football coach was. Either Yost or Bo I would think most people would say. Hockey, Baseball, Softball are all no-contests.
But what about basketball? Michigan really hasn't had an elite coach that was the face of the program.
The winningest is Johnny Orr. But he ditched the program. Same with Frieder. My vote would probably be Dave Strack. He had B1G titles, Final Fours, Cazzie Russell & Bill Buntin.
Steve Fisher if you think about it wasn't that great of a coach. A great recruiter but really underachieved most of his career (save the Fab Five years). No B1G titles, no national championships that he can say were 100% his.
1989-90, 1994-95, 1995-96 all ended in disaster in the tourney. 1990-91 and 1996-97 were debacles from the start. 1997-98 I consider his team just like 1988-89 I consider Frieder's.
Great NCAA Tournament run in 1989, but other than that.....meh. The Fab Five were awesome but again, the most they ever won was a couple of regional titles.
What say you? I think this is a really good question and tough one at the same time.
Tim Hardaway Jr. was the top scorer for the New York Knicks with 13 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal, 1 turnover, and 3 fouls. He made 4 of 12 field goals, 4 of 5 free throws, and 1 of 6 three-point attempts.
Unfortunately, the New Orleans Pelicans won the close matchup 77-72.
Click on the following link to view a Shumpert to Hardaway alley-oop, which is the featured highlight of the game on the NBA website: