The FireVinnyDelNegro.com Friday Morning Furball

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Chris Paul was held scoreless for three quarters and finished 5-15 from the field. Same goes for Mo Williams, who also finished 5-15 from the field. Then we have Randy Foye, freaking Randy Foye, who was even worse, finishing 3-12 from the field. What do all of these punks have in common? They all played horrible while Eric Bledsoe remained sitting on the bench…the entire game. Again. All I have to say to you to Mr. Vinny Del Negro is you are inching closer and closer to the reality of a website called firevinnydelnegro.com, which will have the passion and backing of the most supportive fanbase in the entire country, regardless of sport, BIG BLUE NATION. I’ve already checked godaddy.com, and the domain name is available for just $9 bucks. If you don’t start giving Eric some minutes I WILL purchase that domain name and I WILL teach you a lesson about The Kentucky Effect. Or maybe none of that will happen, but either way, you’re pushing it buddy. Onto the news…

NBACats in the News

Rajon Rondo is still being talked about as a possible trade option for the Los Angeles Lakers, so says Yahoo Sports. I have said it before and I will say it again, I WANT this to happen, badly. I will do anything it takes except things that require effort in order to make this happen. Here is what some guy named Mark Miller had to say about the trade rumors involving Rondo:

“The Los Angeles Lakers are in need of a point guard and the word is that the team wouldn’t mind doing a deal with the Boston Celtics to land Rajon Rondo. Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak tells Lakers.com that there is definitely something he’d like to do before the trading deadline: ‘If there were a way for us to get a 25-year-old, All-Star, ball-handling guard we’d love to do it … but that’s not likely in February. So you look at other alternatives, and see if it’s better than what you have. That’s all.’ As Hoopsworld points out, Rondo is the only 25-year-old, All-Star, ball-handling guard in the league right now. Sources also tell the site that, in exchange for Rondo, the Celtics ‘have interest’ in forward/center Pau Gasol, who has two years left on his contract after this season.”

-Yahoo Sports thinks many of the drafted prospects in the 2011 NBA Draft are so called “project players” and they included our very own Enes Kanter (shame on you Yahoo) in this group. Here is what they had to say about our beloved UnderKanter:

Kanter we knew was raw coming out of Kentucky, a school at which he never played a game due to eligibility problems. He is a big body out of Turkey and stands a legit 7-feet, with a 262 pound body to help him bang with the more rugged centers in the NBA.He has seen only 14.2 minutes per game, but is posting per-36 numbers of 12.4 points and 12.7 rebounds. Will he eventually post double doubles like that as the stats indicate he may? I think so. The thing is, we’re still at least a couple years away from seeing that, and right now Al Jefferson is the center of the present for the Utah Jazz.

– And finally, could Daniel Orton or DeAndre Liggins become the next Jeremy Lin? That’s what the Orlando Magic are asking, and they have a poll up to find out what you think. So do what you do Big Blue Nation, go vote for Daniel Orton or DeAndre Liggins as the reserve players most likely to become a breakout star. I think the winner of the poll will start getting more gauranteed minutes, but it’s highly likely that I just completely made that up.

Don’t forget to check back later for the Mid-Day Meow and the latest news about our NBACats.

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