So I just arrived home from a post Christmas party and I picked up the phone to call my brother to see how he is doing. He informs me that he is watching the Raps (we live in Toronto) and that the Spurs are about to win in double OT. "WTF" I reply, "I thought they were playing Memphis tonight".
In any event, thankful for the win, I proceeded to log onto PTR to check out the game thread to see how the things unfolded. Starting around 6:26 PM PST, I start seeing some posts that make me cringe... "Tolliver can't make a shot", "why is Tolliver seeing so many early minutes" and "Tolliver can't make anything".
This brings me to me current rant... is it just me or is Tolliver a younger version of an over-the-hill Robert Horry? The best thing about Robert Horry retiring is that I no longer have to watch him miss wide open three pointer after wide open three pointer (for the record I appreciated what Horry did for the Spurs while he could still play - we don't win the 2005 title without him).
Tolliver's inability to even come close on the majority of his shots has been nagging at me for some time so I decided to check out his stats. Now, I didn't see any of the summer league games, but could someone please explain to me why Tolliver is on the team, let alone getting playing time, while Gist is stashed away overseas? I am assuming the choice was based on the fact that Tolliver was a big who could "shoot", but his play this year certainly seems to suggest otherwise.
Side point #1 - I know the other reasons are that Mahinmi, if he were healthy, would likely be receive PT ahead of Gist and that no one was expecting Bonner to contribute the way he current is (although anyone from Toronto will tell you that the Red Rocket has some skills), but these are logical points that take the fun away from my rant.
In closing, here is my plea to Pop, please, for the love of god, stop playing a guy who is shooting .327 from the floor, .229 from behind the ark and .500 from the line. I can't take it anymore!
Side note #2 - I am not usually a negative person, but it is late, I am tired, my post likely has typos in it, the Spurs needed double overtime to beat Memphis and Tolliver had another stellar 0-for performance. My next post will be positive. I promise.