Off-season Odds and Ends
One. (Sung to the tune of “London Bridge”):
Jumbotron is coming down, coming down, coming down
Jumbotron is coming down, ___Twenty-Thirteen.*____
* Or fill in your own lyric.
Two. Gordon Hayward calls Derrick Favors “Fav-O.” Yes, this is worthy of its own point.
More from Jody Genessy at DN:
“It’s always great to be here with a guy that’s on your team, so you can always talk to him, ask for advice or whatever,” Favors said. “Gordon, he’s a great guy. Every time I got a chance, I’d look over to see how he did in the scrimmage — and he did good.” …
“It puts a smile on your face, for sure. Knowing that we’re going to be — next year — taking a much bigger role (in Utah), it puts another smile on my face,” Hayward said. “I’m proud that he’s here next to me.”
One more Hayward quote on Favors:
“Derrick is still developing his game down low. What he’s best at in my opinion is setting screens, rolling, finding the open area, and just making power finishes. He can do that with anybody in the NBA,” Hayward said. “He’s gotten tremendously better since he came into the league with his post game, and he’s only going to get better doing that.” (DN)
Dear basketball gods,
Please give Tyrone Corbin wisdom and stop his nonsense of using Favors as a one-on-one iso player.
I pray this in the name of Stockton, Malone and Sloan,
Three. No updates on or from Enes Kanter, but his younger brother, Kerem (6-7, 230), is part of the Turkish national team that took gold at the U18 European Championships three days ago. Kerem’s best game came in Turkey’s semi-final game against Spain, with 22 points (9-14), 8 rebounds (7 offensive), 1 steal and 5 fouls drawn in 27 minutes.
Also, he completely looks like a mini-Enes out there (via FIBA Europe):
Four. Alec Burks recently celebrated his 22nd birthday at da club. No cover, all you can drink, and “plan white ts” prohibited. At least they got his name right, which is more than we can say for Jazz brass lol.
Five. These guys are gone; I’d call this wholly unnecessary.