Monday, October 13, 2008

Team Of The Week

Spirit's Julian Khazzouh makes JR's All NBL weekly team. His career highlight I believe.

With so many upsets last week, yes upsets because my tips were bad, will there be any surprises in the Team of the Week. When I construct my team, winning and losing does play a part in the end result. Here it is:

PG: Darnell Mee (Cairns) - Sometimes players love to play against other guys and I believe this to be true for Mee. I'm sure Darnell loves to have a big game against CJ Bruton because CJ is considered the best at their position. Darnell showed that he is still in the elite group of point guards. His statline of 26pts, 5 rebs and 7 assists made people forget Martin Cattalini wasn't even at the game.

SG: Rod Grizzard (Melbourne) - I slot Grizzard in here because perimeter players in the NBL can pretty much match up on anyone. Although the Tigers went 1-1 over the weekend he was very consistent. A average of 20pts, 8rebs and 5assists we see Rod get the nod this week.

SF: Glen Saville (Wollongong) - Although Sav went 3-17 from 3 in his 400th game, he stuffed the stat sheet like very few can. 19 points, 14 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals is a fair night at the office as the Hawks beat a title favourite in the Perth Wildcats.

PF: Dusty Rychart (Wollongong) - It was tough to leave out Perth's Shaun Redhage here but in the end Rychart's game winning three sealed the deal. Rychart's 18pts and 14rebs (7 offensive) helped the Hawks come from behind and defeat the Wildcats.

C: Julian Khazzouh (Sydney) - A team that goes 2-0 on the weekend needs some representation on this squad. Khazzouh was solid and consistent for the 3-3 Spirit. The third year player averaged 15pts and 11 boards as the Spirit find themselves in the Top 6.

Honourable Mention:

Shaun Redhage: Perth's 1-2 week hurt Redhage's appearance on the team. No doubt his averages of 24pts and 7rebs will find him on the team at some stage.

Ian Crosswhite: The Cairns big man had a career high 21 points to go along with 7rebs and 5 assists.

Rick Rickert: The Minnesota native went for 25pts and 10rebs against the Snakes.

Luke Schenscher: Statistically his best game in the NBL but his 25 and 10 was not enough to get the 36ers past the Tigers.

Chris Anstey: Very unlucky to miss out when you average 20 and 10 but the Tigers lost to the Wildcats.


- If you want some NBA preseason results go here. Phoenix and Denver played a game outside at Indian Wells Tennis Garden.

- Here is a small sample of a Pat Mills article coming in the next Slam Mag.

- Good article about sport survival in New Zealand.

- Looking for a job? I might just have the position for you to apply for in basketball. Click here.

- Who in the NBA 2005 draft year is still looking for a contract extension?

- Warriors Monta Ellis may regret getting on that moped. Suspended for 30 games without pay. Ouch!

Vintage '96 NBL


Anonymous said...

That's Not fair Rillie. How can the 'fastest drive' @ the Crocs Golf Day not get a nod in the team of the week? 184km/h smashed you I hear.

Jesse said...

ah a video that includes billy mccaffery and chris anstey in magic gear. game to remember. me as a little bloke yelling my guts out. bring back 90s bball.