Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Kosta Krush


As regular readers know, a number of us here at TCG have man crushes on Kosta Koufos (question: is the plural of "man crush" men crush or man crushes?).  My personal infatuation only increased last night after watching the Jazz-Warriors game and this morning after checking out ESPN's rookie ratings.  

For those who didn't catch the game, it was not our boys' best effort.  The Warriors were getting wide open looks and we weren't converting as often as we should on the offensive end.  We won because we were hustling at the end of the game, however, and no one was hustling more than Kosta.  This was in stark contrast to say, Memo, who might have boxed out once on the night, or Miles, who has yet to meet a rebound he wants to really go after (best example of this -- in the fourth quarter after the Warriors missed two shots and got the rebound twice, CJ came waltzing through the lane in an attempt to get the board after their third attempt but instead hit it out of bounds and then promptly turned around and signalled "Jazz ball" with an outstreched hand. . . I think he counts this as effort).  KK finished with 11 points, 5 boards, and a block in 19 minutes of play.  

As for ESPN, some quick checking reveals that Kosta has the fifth best PER (the statistical measure the stats gurus there think is the best measure of a player's ability) among rookies.  He's basically tied with odds-on ROY favorite O.J. Mayo. . . not a bad place to be when you were the 23rd pick in the draft.  

In closing, Jazz fans around the world should start salivating at what our bench will look like with everyone healthy.  Kosta replaces Collins permantently and Millsap backs up Boozer (or vice versa for all I care).  We round things out with Korver, AK, and Brevin Knight.  Tough second squad to say the least!   

6 comments:

booner said...

boozer will never play in a jazz jersey again . . . and if he does, he will not play hard, because he wants to be healthy for Miami's training camp next fall.

Pasty Gangsta said...

I don't really care if he does or not. If he does, however, I hope he comes off the bench and backs up Millsap.

Scrumtrulescent said...

sounds delicious!

UtesFan89 said...

man crushes.
men crush sounds like there's more than one man...

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sparkle hawk said...

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