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Around The World: March 17

03/17/11
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    March 17

    Oregon Live: Trail Blazers' Rudy Fernandez tweaks his shot, breaks out of slump
    "It's more in the shooting motion, and more power with the legs," Fernandez said, emulating the crouch on Tuesday morning. "I'm excited. I want to shoot better, and who knows, maybe it starts today."

    Columbian: Blazers look for more production from Roy
    “I want him to shoot it. He’s gotta shoot it. Take your shot when it’s there,” McMillan said. “He was wide open. You gotta shoot that. When you pass up shots like that, with everybody thinking he’s going to take that shot, usually something bad happens.”

    Portland Tribune: Wallace still adjusting to Blazer life
    "It’s totally different. (As a starter), you’re in tune. For me personally, I try to sense the pace from the game at the start. Coming off the bench, the pace of the game is already pretty much set. You have to adjust to that. It’s totally a different mindset."

    Off The Dribble: The Newest Element in McMillan’s Laboratory
    "The blessing in this for fans of creative rotation-making is McMillan’s recent two-year contract extension. Security is practically a prerequisite for experimentation, and inking McMillan for the next two seasons should rid all of his tinkering of the smell of desperation. This isn’t a coach on his last legs digging for that job-saving lineup, but one who has been empowered by his front office to make crucial decisions that are anything but straightforward. That alone should stand testament to McMillan’s savvy; a roster like this one could dissolve in the hands of someone less capable, but McMillan has been rightfully entrusted to fit the puzzle pieces together, only to reassemble them game after game."

    Ball Don't Lie: Video: Wade dunks on Perkins, brings out the cabbage patch
    "Dwyane Wade appears to be one of those players, as seen in this explosive dunk over Kendrick Perkins from Wednesday night's game against the Thunder. After a thrilling spin and ridiculous extension for the dunk, Wade brought out the cabbage patch, the '90s dance craze seen throughout the Fab Five movie in highlights, for a little celebration. It was a nice gesture towards Fab Five member, teammate, and fellow Chicago native Juwan Howard. And, incidentally, it happened to spark a 13-2 run (that included three more dunks) to get the Heat back in the game."

    Ball Don't Lie: Tyler Hansbrough: Jim O’Brien ‘didn’t believe in me’
    "Like, say, in the second week of December. Hansbrough put up 20 points and nine boards in a Pacers win over Denver, only to play just 18 combined minutes over the next three games, with the final notch in that trio of shame resulting in a Did Not Play, Coach's Decision. Scores of zeros under the minute ledger dot his game log under Obie, and despite Hansbrough's overactive defense at times, there was no real reason for a 25-year old second year forward to be treated like a flighty 19-year old rookie."

    SLAM: Chris Bosh Not a Fan of Kobe Bryant’s Extra Shooting in Miami
    "On Kobe Bryant shooting for an extra 90 minutes on the Miami floor: ‘I have no problem with guys wanting to get better, but if you think that any of us were going to be able to shoot on the Staples Center court for 90 minutes, you would be totally mistaken. I don’t think they should have allowed him to do that … We should’ve shut the lights off.’”

    SLAM: The Sacramento Kings to Become the Anaheim Royals?
    "Among the possible trademark choices registered: Anaheim Royals, Anaheim Royals of Southern California, Orange County Royals and the Los Angeles Royals."

    ESPN: Daily Dime
    "Miles celebrated his elevation to starter with a can't-miss performance. Miles netted a career-high 40 points, making 14-of-18 field goals (6-of-7 from 3) in a 119-104 win over the Wolves."

    DIME: Daily Fantasy Diagnosis: 3.17
    "Chris Paul continued his hot post-concussion streak with 26 points, five rebounds, nine assists, three steals and two three-pointers. He shot 56 percent (9-16) from the field, 86 percent (6-7) from the free-throw line and had one turnover. Owners who endured Paul’s mediocre play in February and earlier this month are definitely being rewarded."

           


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