Ikey can score and board a bit, but mostly he likes to play video games and be slow and stupid. I was ready to hand him the starting PF gig the day we got him and I'd hand it to him now if the alternatives were Corey Maggette and Rob Kurz.
If you wouldn't, you're just being a Homer Dick. Eff off.
This is for the loverz:
23 MPG thru the first 3 games of 06-07.
10 PTS/5 REB/.600/.7 BLK/3 PF/1.3 APG/1 TO/60% FT/
unquantifiable sloth and rock-headedness
Sat on his ass for about all the next 20 or so games.
'Round about December 17th, he suddenly seems an awful lot like one of those "first 8" rotation guys Nellie said he'd be while being "Always Entertaining" on one of the preseason drivetime Tolbert rim jobs on WarriorsRadio.
Other preseason fun facts:
Ralph wants to know about Monta, Nellie says he may not be ready for fulltime work. Mike will handle a lot of point, Petey will be the starter, may not be great minutes for Monta.
Nellie knows talent.
Anyhoo, the chronicle of Ike Diogu's final month as a Warrior:
8 games of 10+ minutes played, FOUR IN A ROW immediately preceding The Trade.
2 DNP (Win @ NO and a 144-135 track meet loss @ MEM).
In those 8 showcase games:
15 MPG/9.6 PPG/4 RPG/.571/2.75 PF/.9 BLK/1.5 TO/
he passed the ball once and was a solid Warrior defender
Then is was January 17th.
Bye bye Marco!