in case you missed it, the suns have basically switched the rotation between channing frye and robin lopez. frye was getting as many as 42 minutes a game, and now he's down to 17 minutes over his last four games. meanwhile, robin had averaged only 11 minutes up until recently, and now in the last four games he's averaging:
minutes- 29, shooting- 71%, FTA's- 5, reb's- 5.5, blocks- 3.25, points- 16.
not bad, huh?
the interesting thing to me is how phoenix fans have reacted, which overall is basically not as impressed and optimistic as one might think. at least going by results i've gotten so far.
so if i manage to find the time and inspiration, i want to explore this situation more (ie, talk to more fans) and keep tracking robin. since the suns area here is kind of dead, i'm thinking of hitting up the phxsuns-net and real-gm crowd at some point.
biggest question right now- will the coaches select him as an all-star reserve? last time i checked, the fan voting was like this:
Dwight Howard (Orl) 625,279
Shaquille O'Neal (Cle) 206,657
Andrea Bargnani (Tor) 67,310
Al Horford (Atl) 52,747
Andrew Bogut (Mil) 45,920
Brook Lopez (NJ) 39,420
there's also david lee to consider, too.
final item: i've been browsing draft express lately and just discovered that the report on brook is about ten times longer than the average entry... chock full of good info. it dates from march, and who knows... might be greatly re-written at some point. so if you haven't seen it already, you might want to take a look or save the text off as a file:
bonus link- brook, robin and kiki all seem to get their yoga fix from this guy:
(just some fun pics with a lot of familiar faces)