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Old 10-09-2009, 02:31 AM   #1
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Default Why isn't Ike getting PT in the preseason?

Scott hasn't played Diogu, who I was hoping to see as West's backup. He is talented and can score, with more ability than Songaila. Why hasn't he played in the preseason yet?
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Default Re: Why isn't Ike getting PT in the preseason?

Songaila is a better player IMO. Ike has been a disappointment ever since the Pacers traded for him.

just look how many teams the dude has been on compared to the years he's been in the league. he's not been changing teams because he's a seasoned journeyman.
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Default Re: Why isn't Ike getting PT in the preseason?

It was said before preseason that Ike would miss at least the first 3 preseason games because he's nursing a minor injury.

Strained left knee.

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Default Re: Why isn't Ike getting PT in the preseason?

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It was said before preseason that Ike would miss at least the first 3 preseason games because he's nursing a minor injury.

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...and missing some major talent.
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Default Re: Why isn't Ike getting PT in the preseason?

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...and missing some major talent.

Yeah, yeah, yeah. You've made your point. You can move on now.

In other news, he's been cleared to practice.


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Scott gave the Hornets an unscheduled off day on Sunday, meaning that forward Ike Diogu, who has been fully cleared medically to participate in all, will have to wait until Monday's scheduled workout at the Alario Center to get back on the court.

Diogu has been nursing a strained lower left knee, an injury he sustained while lifting weights over the summer.

http://www.nola.com/hornets/index.ss...ookie_mar.html
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Default Re: Why isn't Ike getting PT in the preseason?

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Songaila is a better player IMO. Ike has been a disappointment ever since the Pacers traded for him.

just look how many teams the dude has been on compared to the years he's been in the league. he's not been changing teams because he's a seasoned journeyman.
Every team he's gone to he hasn't been in a position to play ahead of the guys there, or been in the plans to stay, which is why he was never given a chance in Sacramento, which was the one place he could have gotten playing time. If you looked at his numbers in games he's played 30+ minutes, he's put up almost 20/10 numbers. He can produce, he just needs the chance.
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Default Re: Why isn't Ike getting PT in the preseason?

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Every team he's gone to he hasn't been in a position to play ahead of the guys there, or been in the plans to stay, which is why he was never given a chance in Sacramento, which was the one place he could have gotten playing time. If you looked at his numbers in games he's played 30+ minutes, he's put up almost 20/10 numbers. He can produce, he just needs the chance.

I have always liked Ike Diogu as a player and wondered why he has not been able to stick with a team. Showtime you hit the nail on the head with your assessment of Ike. It seems like he has never gotten a great opportunity to play much. I can recall a few times where he got to play some extended minutes with the Pacers, and I was very impressed with his productivity. I liked his ability to rebound and knock down a mid range jumper. In the second-to-last game of the season with Sacramento last season he had 32 pts & 11 boards in 40 minutes. The last game of the season Ike played 39 minutes, had 28 pts, and 13 boards. I am basically repeating everything Showtime just posted. Again, I'm just rooting for this guy to do well, and I believe he could make a solid backup to David West. Darius Songaila is a solid contributor as well and minutes could be hard to come by. There's also guys like Hilton Armstrong, Sean Marks, and Earl Barron who are competing for time/a roster spot at the pf/c positions. It will be interesting to see how the frontcourt rotation works out for the Hornets.
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