“That wasn’t the right thing for him.”
This is what Xavier Henry said about his former Kansas Jayhawk teammate, Jeff Withey. The current Pelicans big man jumped in front of Henry and instantly joined the 2013-14 Brandon Knight All-Stars along with new inductee Marvin Williams.
The Lakers win over NOLA brings them to a respectable 4-5 in this young season, and they have been shockingly entertaining. A more athletic style of play suits this unheralded bunch, and when Pau Gasol and Steve “Shooting-Down-Retirement-Rumors” Nash aren’t on the court to slow them down, they seem to thrive. Jordan Hill got his first start of the season and capitalized by scoring a career high 21 points in the Lakers blowout win.
Too bad Jason Terry wasn’t around to run under that alley oop because we need more Jason Terry being dunked on moments. LeBron had a easy 33 points in three quarters as the Heat cruised over the shorthanded Bucks. While there are going to be plenty of big LeBron games to talk about all year, how about the 19 points Michael Beasley chipped in off the bench?
Cool Beas is the other gamble the Heat took this summer, and the most likely to pay off. He scored in a wide array of ways from dunks, to threes and everything in between. Beasley definitely has the talent to fill the void on the bench that opened up when Mike Miller went to Memphis and suddenly started being healthy for the first time in forever. Yeah, he may have just grabbed his first rebound of the season, but this is the second straight solid outing for the guy who was once the No. 2 pick in what looks like one of the most stacked drafts in recent memory.