The Larry Sanders Show. T-Wolves 95 – Bucks 85

Milwaukee Bucks 85 FinalRecap | Box Score 95 Minnesota Timberwolves
Monta Ellis, PG 36 MIN | 8-22 FG | 1-2 FT | 2 REB | 1 AST | 18 PTS | -10Here is the perfect song to describe the Jellis backcourt
Brandon Jennings, PG 35 MIN | 6-19 FG | 3-4 FT | 6 REB | 4 AST | 18 PTS | -6
Larry Sanders, C 32 MIN | 5-7 FG | 0-0 FT | 12 REB | 1 AST | 10 PTS | -2The blocks and the rebounds all came as a part of the game. His points came at the end. That doesn’t invalidate the achievement at all, it’s just something to note. More importantly, his points came off easy looks – not jumpshots. And he was the only Buck capable of rebounding at all. Plus he only had two fouls! It was really the most ideal Larry Sanders game.
Beno Udrih, PG 15 MIN | 1-4 FG | 0-0 FT | 4 REB | 1 AST | 2 PTS | -5Udrih injured his ankle late in the game. As one of the only two point guards on the team, his injury means more Lamb, Jennings, and Ellis until Udrih is back. I have no clue what Lamb will do, but he’s a rookie so I don’t have the most optimistic outlook for him playing some point guard. Jennings and Ellis are already incredibly inefficient, but with Udrih out they’re going to be inefficient and tired. Great combination there.


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  1. A++, Gold star, Blue Ribbon game from Larry.. OK the BJellis experiment has failed.. If they can’t take offensive advantage of a starting backcourt that consists of Barea and Ridnour then I don’t know what we are doing here.. my time will be spent on finding creative trade options for Monta (whom I feel isn’t going to re-sign with Milwaukee anyway)

    • Is a BJellis backcourt really much better than a Ridnour-Barea backcourt or even a Udrih-Lamb backcourt? I mean common perception might say yes, but If you watch the games on a nightly basis BJellis do a great many things that are quite irritating and not helping us win games.

  2. Is Larry Sanders worthy of the starting role? I looked up some stats and, although most of these stats are based off what he would have at the current pace at 36mpg, there are some good numbers there.

    4.2 Blocks (per 36)

    11.5 RPG(per36)
    3.1 O-RPG(per36)
    8.4 D-RPG(per36)

    7.4 Points per 22.1 minutes,
    –To compare to some of the more notable Centers in the league, using stats per 36 mpg, if they played the same amount of minutes (36 for each player).

    -`-A: Dwight Howard (The best Center in the NBA) B: (Diff: -6.5) (Larry Sanders scores -6.5 points less per 36 minutes than Dwight Howard)
    -FGP is lower than Dwight’s by .053%
    -0.9 less TOs
    -ORB lower by 0.4 per game, DRB higher by 0.9

    -`-Joakim Noah (Center from the same division, possibly the best in the division): (Diff: -0.4)
    – Larry’s FGP higher by .087%
    -0.1 less TOs
    -2.5 less AST
    – Larry’s ORB lower by .5, DRB higher by 3

    All Centers given equal time:
    Larry Sanders is:
    tied for 7th in Rebounds
    28th in points
    1st in Blocks. Holds true when counting all players aswell

    Right now, being given 22 minutes a game, Larry Sanders is getting the Bucks 2.6 Blocks, 7.1 total rebounds, 5.1 Defensive and 1.9 Offensive, and 7.4 points, at the price of 4.3 PF a game. This has been a problem for Larry Sanders all during his 3 year Career in the NBA, the fouls. If Sanders is to compete at a top 10 caliber level at his position, this will definantly need to improve. At the moment, no one in their right minds could expect him to play these big time Center minutes, not because he isn’t necissarily good enough, but because he has a snowball’s chance in hell of making it through many games while staying out of foul trouble or fouling out. Is he better than Dalembert? Well, that’s yet to be seen, as Sanders has faced different competition coming off the bench then he would be starting. Coming off of a Triple Double, there wouldn’t be much of a better time for Skiles to decide that Larry could have a shot at a starting role.

    • I would have never guessed that Larry would be one of our best players after watching how poorly he played in the Summer-League. Its amazing how he’s figured it out so quickly.