Fear the ‘Stache

Regular readers know that while I was okay with the Bargnani pick, back on draft day, my first pick would have been Adam Morrison. Probably because I had actually had a chance to see him play on a regular occasion compared to Bargnani (whom I had never seen other than a few clips). Needless to say, both rookies have had good first seasons in the NBA with completely different games.

The difference between the two rookies is that Bargnani has tended to be a little more consistent than Morrison, with Morrison being more hot and cold than Mos Def (really, what was up with that second album? Note to readers, pick up Tru3 Magic…it’s no Black on Both Sides, but it’s decent).

Morrison is averaging 13.7 points, but he is as likely to go 1-15 (as he did against the Lakers at the end of 2006) as he is to drop 30 on you (as he did against the Pacers right after the dreadful Lakers game). This kid is the poster boy for inconsistency, which is pretty much what you expect from a rookie. The thing is though, when he’s on, he’s good stuff. He had a nice night on Friday in a win against the Hawks, going 9-18 for 19 points. Let’s hope he remains consistently inconsistent and flops Monday night.

5 Comments

Lang  on January 22nd, 2007

You got what you wished for. He was essentially invisible tonight.

TTFD  on January 23rd, 2007

I say nice game tonight, zome switch killed’em, an admirable and too rare deft coaching move move by Sammy…and Pape, oh yes Pape, welcome back.

Lest I forget, Jose!!! Well done in the double double.

Jay  on January 23rd, 2007

Yeah, it was a nice game. That’s how you’re supposed to play against teams like Charlotte. The zone was a killer for Charlotte, so good on Sam Mitchell (???) for putting that into effect, although he was really forced into it (foul trouble).

Nothing from Morrison, true to form. Let’s see if he’s on fire in his next game. Gotta say, the guy’s a competitor if nothing else.

Johnn19  on January 23rd, 2007

Not impressed with Morrison. Looked terrible when shooting. Looked terrible when dribbeling the ball.
Could have been called with carrying constantly if referees were awake. 1 of 6 is unbelievable for someone who is known for scoring and nothing else.

Jay  on January 23rd, 2007

I’ve been impressed with him a lot of games this year, the guy can play. True, he was brutal against the Raps and got (I think) 2 carries called on him, could have been more, but then again, that can be said about any player in the league. It’s like holding in football…can be called on every play.

Remember, he’s a rookie in every sense of the word. He’s having a good season, he’s just erratic.