Real Quick Off-Day Odds and Ends
1. FIBA has released the first set of ads for its “Giants Get Together” World Championships campaign. AK and Memo’s are likely to be in the next set released. Please Andrei, tell me you did something with your hair before the photo shoot. It matters (maybe just to me, but I feel strongly enough about this for, like, 47 people).
I ask you: which looks better?
2. Is everyone aware of the fact that through 13 games in March, Memo is averaging 1.8 blocks/game? The last time Memo’s BPG surpassed 1.0 for any single month was over four years ago in January 2006 (1.1); his highest single BPG month as a Jazzman was 1.3 in December 2005.
3. Speaking of Memo, what a difference a
month baby makes.
4. Jerry the wisecracker (and no, Y., I did not accidentally omit a space in “wisecracker”):
Reporter: How do you feel [on your 68th birthday]?
Jerry: I feel with my fingers. (desnews)
5. KK on free agency:
“I would love to finish my career here,” he said, “and if they came with an offer that made sense, I would get it done.” (sltrib)
We have a very young team and a lot of the guys are a long, long ways away from thinking about retirement; coincidentally or not, Memo, AK, and KK are the three oldest current Jazzmen. (Fourth oldest current Jazzman? That would be Boozer.)