Lifelong fan of basketball and writer of various things. Thrilled to cover the Los Angeles Lakers for B/R as an NBA Featured Columnist. Hoops stories for Forum Blue and Gold, Searching for Slava, and others. Wrote a book called Coma Dog. Can occasionally be found on twitter @davem234.
Beautifully written piece 12/01/14. Objective and insightful.
Hi David, nice article on Lin vs. Nash but you left out the most important part of the equation. Subs come into the game cold. Starters go right from warmups into the game. A 41 year old with a bad leg needs to go in as warm as possible. Nash will be more effective being warmed up and ready to go as a starter, and much less effective physically coming in cold off the bench - and more vulnerable to pulling muscles etc. D'Antonio discussed this at length last year - maybe the one thing he is right about. In a vacuum I agree with all your arguments about starting Lin, but given Nash's body is breaking down, his best stints are going to be at the start of the 1st and 3rd quarters.
Thanks for becoming a fan, David! I've really enjoyed your writing, especially this most recent piece about the future of Paul George. I love his game on both ends of the court and can't wait to see how he continues to evolve considering he's so young. If you ever have any questions or suggestions about the site, please don't hesitate to contact me. Thanks again!