This will be an odds and ends type preview.
-There's a new poll.
-As pointed out by PtR member kalone, Bill Simmons wrote an article grading each team's performance at the trading deadline (it's an entertaining read). He had the following to say about the Spurs, who he gave a grade of "INC" (meaning "incomplete"):
-Tony Parker has a wounded knee; tendinitis. And, as per usual, he's a little too honest:
-Melvin Ely is much more adept at giving all the right answers (and we have no reason to question his sincerity):
"I was at home like a kid getting ready for Christmas," said Ely, 28. "I couldn't go to sleep. I'm excited to play for a great team. Who wouldn't want to play for Tim Duncan?"
"They have a goal here. I was with the Clippers for two years and we were losing, then I was with an expansion team. But here, they're used to winning and working hard."
Uh, Melvin, you're playing with Tim Duncan, not for him. Now those donuts you have to get before practice, those are for Tim.
-Tonight's recap is going to be written by PtR member BobPalSF.
-We're playing Seattle. Let's not forget that Ray Allen is a manicured nancy boy whose has inappropriate relations with adolescent koala bears. We hates him.
-Tonight's lines (contest standings are completely updated):
SEA @ SA: SA -10
PHI @ MIL: MIL -6