Re: The Beat, alas, does not go on
> A case where a guy isn't living up to what he did before isA lot of Arenas' mediocre statistics are probably attributable to
> Gilbert Arenas. He's had drops across the board, seemingly.
his abdominal injuries. If you look at his month-by-month
statistics, in November (when he first suffered the injury, not
playing the rest of the month) he averaged 21.5 points, 5.4 assists
and 5.3 rebounds. (His shooting, at 40.2%, still wasn't very good
but much better than it has been since.)
He played just two games in December, shooting 28.6% with averages
way down across the board, then seven games in January, with 14.0
points and 3.4 assists on 33.3% shooting and a disastrous 48.0% from
- You're correct on Nowitzki -- he battled ankle problems much of the
first half of the season and probably shouldn't have been out there
on a few nights. Lately he's been himself again and has played more
Dirklike over the past month.
Nash, I think, was just over his head last year, but I guess we'll
see in the second half.
--- In APBR_analysis@yahoogroups.com, "monepeterson" <mone@s...>
> > I also forecasted here at the start of the season thepermanent
> > dips of Nowitzki and Nash, though I didn't say how long I thought
> > they'd last. I'm getting a better sense that they may be
> > now.Nowitzki
> Just out of curiosity, why do you think it's permanent? My own
> impression, strictly from watching the games, is that neither
> or Nash look right, physically. Could it be partially related tobut
> fatigue from playing in the World Championships over the summer? I
> remember someone doing a study on drops in Dream Team performance,
> I don't know how valid that is.offense
> The other impression I'm getting is that having Walker in the
> isn't helping.