Monday, October 01, 2007
Clippers Trade Jordan
First Shaun Livingston goes down with a career threatening knee injury. Then Elton Brown is lost for the season with a devastating Achilles injury.
And now the worst news of all hits Clipper Nation.
The Clippers traded Jared Jordan for cash considerations.
Clippers general manager Elgin Baylor now has the distinction of drafting Michael Olowakandi and trading Jordan.
Faces of the playoffs: Sports Illustrated included Jose Reyes and David Wright in its faces of the playoffs section. Oooops. Apparently the SI Cover Jinx applies to the inside of the magazine too.
Good: Arizona offense
567 total yards. Willie Tuitama 346 yards passing, 5 TDs 0 INTs.
This is the offense advertised preseason. Freshman running back Nic Grigsby and freshman tight end Rob Gronkowski are beginning to develop into legitimate threats. The playbook now resembles the Texas Tech attack instead of the impotent Arizona offense of the first three games and the last three years.
Bad: Arizona defense
The majority of the defensive starters came back. But on this upperclassmen laden unit, there has been a lack of playmakers and a lot of bad tacklers.
The Wildcats have given up at least 20 points in every game this season.
Last season they held teams to less than 20 points in six of their 12 games.