The Blake and Miller starting lineup experiment has been a success to this point, so lets keep this thing going! Blake is coming off a hot shooting night, while Miller continues to get more comfortable within the offense.
For the Wolves, Jonny Flynn remains the lone bright spot for this struggling young team. They have a keeper there. Hopefully this team can get on the right track once Kevin Love returns from injury.
Brewer, Ellington, Pavlovic....it doesn't really matter who trots out to guard Roy in this one. Brandon will look to score early and often, to make up for his two point performance on Sunday against the Wolves. He'll know now that he needs to get going early in potential blow out games. Twenty points in the first half? I'm also feeling Rudy going off for five threes in a game here pretty soon. He's due.
[Yes, it it true....the three guard lineup is really throwing a wrench into how we do the Shakedown, since we group players by position. But until this lineup looks to be the long term solution, we're keeping Roy at Shooting Guard!]
Yes, Outlaw did press a little too hard to perform well in front of his family in attendance in Memphis. But I checked, and he doesn't have any family in Minnesota, so I'm expecting TO to torch the Wolves like he did this past Sunday.
LaMarcus Aldridge had a very efficient, well-rounded game last night in Memphis with 16 points, 12 rebounds, three assists, two blocks, and zero turnovers. It was the first time LA has strung together back-to-back good games so far this year. Look for him to continue his streak to three against a very poor man's Kevin Love, in Oleksiy Pecherov
Al Jefferson is continuing to struggle to get back to his normal self, producing less than his expected output. Hopefully Oden can stay foul trouble free in the first half of this one to make sure Jefferson doesn't jump start his season in this one. Prz fouled out in limited minutes last night, so he should be fresh for this one.