Brian Geltzeiler is back on the radio waves. This was a spot on WFAN in New York with Marc Malusis. Brian discussed the Knicks, the Heat, the Spurs, the Nets, and the race for the West’s 8 seed.
But that was last year.
This season, he’s making a late push for Sixth Man of the Year.
The New York Knicks’ J.R. Smith and the Utah Jazz’s Al Jefferson today were named Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, March 25 through Sunday, March 31.
As cliché as that may be, it’s something that NBA coaches tend to live by in terms of player rotations. However, sometimes things break, and it’s the coach’s job to fix the mess.
The Utah Jazz and Boston Celtics both have had to deal with adversity of late and have had to make the tough choice to put their most productive sparks off the bench – Gordon Hayward and Jeff Green, respectively – into the starting lineup.
While this isn’t necessarily what they would have preferred at this juncture of the season, it’s what they have to deal with. So far, both players are making the best of the situation, both individually and as a team.
It’s been mentioned a number of times in our blogs over the past few nights about the worrisome status of the Los Angeles Lakers after losing Metta World Peace for the season and narrowly escaping Minnesota with a controversial victory.
After suffering a 113-103 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday – their fourth loss in the last five games – you have to wonder what it’s going to take for this team to make the playoffs. It matters so much more for the Lakers to find a way to play beyond the regular season than other teams because, well, because they’re the Lakers, first and foremost. They are always held to a higher standard than other teams, especially with the group they have.
There are less than a dozen games left in the NBA regular season, and the most dramatic race still going on is a five-team scrum in the Western Conference for three playoff spots. Those five clubs – the Warriors, Rockets, Lakers, Jazz and Mavericks – are separated by five games in the standings.