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April 9, 2009

Chat and April Basketball

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kevin Pelton @ 1:23 am

April basketball is a strange beast. While a handful of teams are fighting to get into the playoffs or for positioning, there are also teams who are playing out the string. Somehow, I find this strangely entertaining. Here on the West Coast, my late-night League Pass options are limited. That’s left me watching the Timberwolves the last two nights as they defeated a pair of lottery-bound teams, the L.A. Clippers and Golden State.

These games offer experiences you just won’t get at any other point of the season, like Sebastian Telfair serving as Minnesota’s go-to guy down the stretch. Telfair had 14 fourth-quarter points as the Timberwolves held off the Warriors using four reserves and starting PG Kevin Ollie (part of an unorthodox three-point attack with Telfair and Bobby Brown). Telfair has averaged 17.5 points over his last four games.

The Golden State broadcast crew kind of blew my mind by pointing out that Telfair would be a rookie had he gone to college and stayed four years. It seems like he’s been around forever now, going from promising rookie to bust to backup point. This is one of the funny things the preps-to-pros trend did–it messed with our sense of timing.

Anyways. . .we can discuss Telfair, teams out of the playoffs and maybe even a little playoff positioning when I chat at Baseball Prospectus tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. Eastern. Submit your questions now if you can’t make it live. We may even talk a little NCAA championship game if you so desire. I’ve taken a break from chatting recently to let John Gasaway handle all the tourney talk, but we’ll be working back into a regular rotation as the NBA postseason gets underway.

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