Monday, November 06, 2006

The start of the "Renaldo Watch"...


Last week was the start of the NBA season and say what you will about basketball and the NBA......insert comment here.....we, as Gamecock faithful, have new reason to watch.

The reason is one of the Gamecocks own has suited up for the New York Knicks after being drafted in the 1st round with the 20th pick by the Knicks. The high draft pick was a surprise to many if not everyone. The person who is has the most riding on this is Isiah Thomas, Knicks Coach, because they could have easily picked someone else and addressed some needs on the team.

So with all of this being said we here at the LOHD are going to start the "Renaldo Watch" for the 2006-2007 season. Be on the look out for periodic updates concerning news surrounding Balkman and stats from his season. So let the games begin.....

First week stats (ending 11/5/06)

Played in three games last week. Listed on the depth chart as the backup SF. Knicks overall are 1-2 for the season. Balkman has averaged 5 mins of play in those three games. He is currently averaging about 1 point a game with 1 block and 2 rebounds. Not stellar stats by far but has made the hustle plays that has begun to win over the NY crowd. Hustle is his middle name the question is whether it will earn him more PT, right now he is not shooting the ball very well.....

3 comments:

Moose said...

Go Plastic man

gray said...

If Kinsey ever gets into any games will we get a "Kinsey watch". I still find it strange that Carlos Powell never made it to the NBA while Kinsey was able to. Powell was the better player at Carolina.

Moose said...

I am still disappointed that Petrovickiski never made it. From 2 feet from the basket he was deadly.
OR how about Tony (I eat in the) Kitchen, he would have been a super star in the NBA if white women hadn't gotten in the way.