Thursday, January 04, 2007

Andrea Bargnani, December report.

Andrea Bargnani has just finished his second month in the NBA, and his performance has been a bit of a rollercoaster... he definitely enjoyed more playing time, more shots and overall better numbers, as all his statistics improved compared to November, but all his pencentages took a drop and need improvement... he also had his first and only game in the starting five so far on December 10 against Portland and he also missed his first game on December 8 at Chicago due to a sore back... here are his average December stas:
minutes played, 38.3% FG, 28.3% 3-pointers, 80.5% FT, 4.93 Rebs, 0.73 Assists, 0.33 Steals, 1.73 TO, 1.13 Blocks and 12 Points, 2.6 PF.

His highs and lows:
Minutes played:

high of 36:31 on December 20 at Los Angeles against the Clippers,
low of 17:05 on December 23 at Seattle
high of 60% on 6-10 shooting on December 17 against Golden State,
low of 14.3% on 1-7 shooting on December 23 at Seattle
high of 62.5% on 5-8 shooting on December 13 at Orlando,
low of 0% on 0-5 shooting on December 30 at Memphis
high of 10 on December 17 against Golden State,
low of 2 on three occasions
high of 2 on two occasions,
low of 0 in few occasions
high of 6 on December 17 against Golden State,
low of 0 on few occasions
high of 23 on December 13 at Orlando,
low of 3 on December 23 at Seattle

His team, the Toronto Raptors, in December posted a record of 8 Ws and 8 Ls, splitting the games at exactly 50%. Toronto averaged 96.6 points, and its opponents 99.6. On the Ws, Toronto outscored its opponents by101.1 points to 96.5, while when losing Toronto was outscored by 102.7 to 92.1. They enjoyed a winning streak of 3 but also suffered a losing streak of 4

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

A ray of light, a ray of hope...

The 2006 ended with Saddam Hussein being hanged, an action that will surely spark more violence in the region. Hussain was a murderer, a war criminal and whatever symbolizes evil, he has been responsible for 1000s of deaths, undescribable pains and inhuman actions. However, in my opinion, killing him is just being like him. And let's not forget he was West's best ally when he was fighting against Iran in the 1980s, and he therefore was supported, paid and armed by our governments. Killing him now is the will to cover up all that. He should have rotten in a prison cell for the rest of his days, and so should the ones who armed and befriended him.
The 2007 started off even worse, with an airliner crashing in Indonesia. It's unclear, as of now, how high the death toll will be, but as with all aviation tragedies, it won't come at bargain price in terms of casualties.

I hope these were just "mishaps" before the world gets its act together and delivers a wonderful 2007 to everyone.

I surely feel good and happy lately, I wish everyone the same. Happy New Year!