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22 days ago: New Jersey Nets forward Damion James drives to basket as he is guarded by Boston Celtics' Stephane Lasme during the fourth quarter of a preseason NBA basketball game Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010 in Newark, N. J. The Celtics won 96-92. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
Of course you don't know who he is, but check out the bio here. Lasme is an undersized PF/C with great athleticism who works harder than anyone else on the floor and rebounds and blocks shots with abandon.
Think we're the only ones disappointed in Friday's blowout loss to the Nuggets which featured an incredibly low energy level, on the heels of a preseason where the Suns showed poor board work? The Suns need someone to bring a spark. Lasme wouldn't fill a major void (we're still talking 11th-15th man here), but could provide energy and grab a few boards/blocks/steals in limited minutes.
Does Lasme's skills remind you of anyone?
He just got cut by Boston after a stellar preseason (from 2nd/3rd string perspective), and is currently considering an assignment to their D-League affiliate. Check out CelticsBlog's coverage of his potential D-League assignment and an ESPN feature story after a couple of breakout games.
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At least you can always cheer for this team.
That was bad ... really bad.
I've been excusing the preseason struggles all preseason, but you can't give up 78 first half points to the Nuggets, who played last night in Portland and are without
five six of their best players (Anthony, Martin, Andersen, Billups, and Harrington +Nene). Even without Turkoglu and Childress, this team doesn't look anywhere close for the regular season to start on Tuesday.
I still think there's too much talent and quality for this team to be bad, but it does look like the first 10 or 15 games might be a rough ride.
The Suns finish the preseason with a 2-6 record, which means nothing but the fact that they still haven't found their shot and even worse, got crushed on the defensive end, is officially troubling.