Wednesday, March 17, 2004


With the Suns in the toilet this year, it's been hard to give a damn about professional basketball. But a quick scan of the stats show former Arizona stars area really making an impact. (through March 16)
Gilbert Arenas, Washington. 20.7 points, 5.1 rebounds, 5.3 assists (two triple-doubles this year)
Mike Bibby, Sacramento. 18.3 points, 3.4 rebounds, 5.6 assists (best record in the West)
Richard Jefferson, New Jersey. 17.8 points, 5.6 rebounds, 3.6 assists (USA National Team member)
Jason Terry, Atlanta. 16.4 poins, 4.4 rebounds, 5.3 assists (lone bright spot on dismal team)
Damon Stoudamire, Portland. 13.2 points, 3.7 rebounds, 6.2 assists (still a step ahead legal trouble)
Plus Chris Mills and Sean Rooks have been steady veterans.
And Luke Walton, despite playing for the evil Lakers, has been getting some solid minutes, crunch time even, and he's responded.
Sports Illustrated on Campus did a nice feature on his rookie season, including Bill's comment that "He's 23 years old, single, living on the beach and playing for the Lakers. If he's not having the time of his life, I have failed as a father."