Wednesday, January 30, 2008

More second-year love

ESPN's Daily Dime TV rightly mentioned Brandon Roy and LaMarcus Aldridge as two of the top sophomores to watch in the Rookie/Sophomore Challenge at All-Star weekend. I've embedded the video below (the part about Roy and Aldridge starts with about 2:30 left in the clip) but I've also transcribed what Rick Carlisle and Matt Winer had to say.

Carlisle: The two guys I’m going to pick are two Portland players that have had major impacts in their second year. LaMarcus Aldridge, a big guy that can not only shoot from the outside but can post-up from the inside, and Brandon Roy, the guy that has been the do-everything player. He can make plays from the perimeter, he can post-up, he can find players and dish out, they’ve got a bunch of players that can hit three-point shots. Kevin Pritchard right now is one of the big names in the presidents or GM category because of the deals he pulls of on draft night a year and a half ago to land these two guys in Portland.

Winer: Everything he's touched there has turned to gold.

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