Monday, May 1

Playoff Report

DENVER - APRIL 29: Andre Miller #24 of the Denver Nuggets dishes the ball back out of the key under defensive pressure from Elton Brand #42, Cuttino Mobley #5 and Vladimir Radmanovic #7 of the Los Angeles Clippers as Reggie Evans #30 of the Nuggets follows the play in game four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2006 NBA Playoffs on April 29, 2006 at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. The Clippers defeated the Nuggets 100-86, taking a 3-1 lead in the series.  (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
Vladi looks for a rebound, while Reggie looks for some nuts to grab.

Maybe I'm the only one who cares about this sort of thing, but I was curious to see how the players Seattle traded during the season are doing in the playoffs. Here's a quick look:

1. Vladimir Radmanovic - 8.8 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 7-15 from 3-point range
Radman hasn't had a breakout series, only going for double figures once, and that was in the weekend's blowout win over the Nuggets. He's averaging 20 minutes a night, which is a respectable number, but I'm sure he'd love to be playing more.

2. Reggie Evans - 4.3 ppg, 5.5 rpg
Evans hasn't seen many minutes, either, even with Kenyon Martin on the DNP list. As the backup PF, Evans' rebounds have gone from 16 in the first two games to 6 in the last two.

3. Flip Murray - 8.3 ppg
Flip continues to struggle from long range (2 of 10), but his 19 points Sunday against the Wizards was the best game of any of the former Sonics. Flip's minutes have been strange, 30+ twice and fewer than 15 twice.

(Editor's note: It looks like Reggie is getting very busy in the playoffs! - Paul)

17 comments:

Clipper Fan in Redondo Beach said...

A lovely summary, Mr. Nuss, but how one can't include the now-infamous Kaman Ball Grab in a Playoff Report dedicated to Reggie Evans is beyond me...

Best quote from the whole situation is from Kaman, "I've never experienced that, not even in a dirty three-on-three tournament."

Which begs the question, what HAS Kaman experienced in these dirty three-on-three tournaments, and can I watch said tourneys on YouTube??

Nuss said...

Ah, dedicated Clipper fan, it must be painful for you to walk around after you sprained your ankle jumping onto the LAC bandwagon. In all honesty, is anyone else surprised by anything Kaman does? I think Jack Haley must be his personal advisor.

The only thing stranger is me rooting for Kobe to beat someone. That's how much I despise the Suns/Nash.

Paul Merrill said...

Normally I would never defend Kaman, but Reggie grabbed his boys hard (see video on post). Youch!

ryan said...

Can we start calling Reggie "The Squirrel" now?

jason said...

Evans is one crazy guy. Anyone else remember the hand gestures he had during the playoffs last season? I think he's in a one-man gang.

AK1984 said...

Chris "Hulk Hogan, Jr." Kaman is the fucking man. His hair, without a shadow of a doubt, is the breakout star of the '06 NBA Playoffs.

Anonymous said...

Reggie is now the Cookie Monster.

ryan said...

FYI, Reggie's been fined $10K for his actions, or $5,000 per testicle. According to the NBA, it was "unnecessary and excessive contact."

-Q said...

Well, one thing is for sure.., he did get his hand caught IN the cookie jar.

-Q

Bob said...

Hi every Body, i created the first French blog about the Sonics :

http://supersonicsfrance.blogspot.com/

Sorry but I copied your design, if you have a problem with that I'll change it

Nuss said...

As they say, imitation is the best form of flattery. Don't sweat the imitation.

Hey, Paul, maybe we can franchise this thing and just roll in the profits from all the fees from France, Italy, Argentina, Canada, ...?

Bob said...

Thanks a lot, because I really suck in webdesign (just look at my banner to understand this:) )

You will have to face a french invasion not only in your team but also on your blog !;)

Nuss said...

Speaking of French Sonics, how is Gelabale doing in the Euro playoffs? Has he gotten more time recently, or is he still only playing 10 minutes a game?

Bob said...

The Spanish Playoffs didn't start, it's still the regular season

Gelabale is still on the bench most of the time, his coach is just an idiot

Hopefully he will be able to regain confidence with the French National Team this summer

Nuss said...

You should be very proud of Boris Diaw after the way he's played in the playoffs. The commentators last night couldn't stop talking about how great he was playing against the Lakers. Doug Collins (former coach, now TNT commentator) said that if Diaw can learn to hit a 15-foot jump shot he'll be an All Star.

Bob said...

of course we are proud of him, he's always been the best french player and now he has found a team where he can prove it

I really hope that Pietrus will do the same, leave this crap team Mickael !!!!!!

Bob said...

Wow a comment by Chunkstyle on my blog !

What an honor !:)