Monday, November 29, 2010

20 Questions From The Association - One Month In

Is it kinda cool to see the 20-rebound game return as a fairly regular occurrence (12 times so far this season, 5 times in the past 8 days) in the NBA?

Is Al Horford’s extension ($60M over next 5 years) already a screaming bargain for so young, efficient and skilled a big man?

Should we just go ahead and pencil in Shannon Brown as the NBA’s 2010-11 Sixth Man of the Year?

With the number of potential trade suitor dwindling, would Carmelo Anthony be smart to pounce on the Nuggets’ $65 million extension offer?

With Northwest division-rivals the Jazz, Thunder and Nuggets all more or less healthy and playing well, are the Trailblazers’ playoff hopes already in serious jeopardy?

Would it probably be worth it for a deep-pocketed team to take a low-risk gamble (in terms of talent traded in exchange) on Gilbert Arenas?

Are Joakim Noah and Taj Gibson the NBA’s most disruptive frontcourt duo?

Is the Spurs’ 7-0 road record- which includes 12+-point wins at Oklahoma City, Utah and New Orleans (a 14-point win powered by a 37-18 4th quarter)- the most impressive achievement of the early season?

Are the Knicks going to regret not locking up Raymond Felton for more than two years?

At a cost of $15.2 million in 2011-12 and with just a team option for 2012-13, and with his inability to avoid injury or return to the floor in a timely manner, is Andrew Bynum’s greatest value to the Lakers as a financial asset? (felt really sad writing that)

Is a 50-20 game legitimately in play (maybe very soon) for Blake Griffin?

Is it ridiculous that while hitting an awesome 58.3% of his 3-point attempts, Matt Bonner has connected on just 12.5% of his attempts from inside the arc?

Is Michael Beasley a solid bet to average 30+ ppg for a month this season?

Weren’t the Hawks supposed to get a couple of good seasons out of Joe Johnson before that contract turned into a total disaster?

Is Eric Gordon now one of the 15 best players in the NBA?

Is the Dallas Mavericks’ 12-4 start made even more impressive by the fact that Caron Butler, Shawn Marion and Brendan Haywood (and their combined $25 million in salary) are combining for just 27 ppg, 15 rpg and 2.5 apg?

With Mike Miller and now Udonis Haslem on the shelf, is this the 2010-11 Miami Heat team we all expected on July 8?

Despite the Jazz’s outstanding 13-5 start, have we still not seen the best of Deron Williams (21.9 ppg, 9.9 apg) and Al Jefferson (16.5 ppg, 8.6 rpg, 1.4 bpg)?

Was this a much better idea six weeks ago?

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