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McKeyFan
11-05-2004, 10:58 PM
Cro turned the momentum tonight with about four minutes left. He grabbed a crucial offensive rebound and then drained a three.

In the first game, he did some similar key stuff with a three and a steal.

Most importantly, I noticed tonight that at a key moment (one or two minutes left, I think), it was obvious he WANTED the ball, he got it, and he drained a very important mid range jumper.

Austin is stepping up. :o

canyoufeelit
11-05-2004, 11:02 PM
He is... almost on his way to earning his contract. :laugh:

Lord Helmet
11-05-2004, 11:03 PM
He is... almost on his way to earning his contract. :laugh:
:o :laugh:

TheSauceMaster
11-05-2004, 11:03 PM
Well you beat me too it , just suprised not many people showing Cro some Love :( The Past 2 games he has made plays that have helped us out a ton , I guess Austin is always the last to get any credit ..when I feel he is defintely due alittle especially after the past 2 games.

ABADays
11-05-2004, 11:05 PM
It always been there - just needed more time on the court.

MSA2CF
11-05-2004, 11:07 PM
It always been there - just needed more time on the court.

B-I-N-G-O.

TheSauceMaster
11-05-2004, 11:09 PM
It always been there - just needed more time on the court.

Exactly how I feel ...nail right on the head :p

Johnny
11-06-2004, 08:42 AM
Yeah, Croshere has been playing on a completely different level these past two games. His shot has been there, and he has been aggressive. What more could we ask for?

Anthem
11-06-2004, 10:55 AM
This was the Austin we thought we were getting years ago.

sweabs
11-06-2004, 11:38 AM
This Harrington trade is becoming better and better...

ImCrazyB
11-06-2004, 12:22 PM
This Harrington trade is becoming better and better...
Its great watching the Hawks suffer even though I'm from Atlanta.

Suaveness
11-06-2004, 12:48 PM
This Harrington trade is becoming better and better...

That is an excellent point. Al leaving opens up time for everyone, and now Austin has time to play. I hope he can keep this up all year. Most likely won' be avging 18 pts all year, but if he can be around 10 or so, that would be fantastic.

Ragnar
11-06-2004, 01:58 PM
I was thinking during the game last night that maybe Al was not better than Cro after all. Cro did all the little things that we need out of the backup pf/sf/c.

He got extra possessions and his rebounding was very welcome. Not to mention the 16 points he chipped in.

sweabs
11-06-2004, 02:29 PM
I was thinking during the game last night that maybe Al was not better than Cro after all. Cro did all the little things that we need out of the backup pf/sf/c.

He got extra possessions and his rebounding was very welcome. Not to mention the 16 points he chipped in.

That is exactly what I was implying...but I don't want to get too excited over 2 games. It just seems like Cro might be the better fit :whoknows:

Arcadian
11-06-2004, 02:42 PM
I do not want Cro playing 30 mins a game like Al did. Bench and role players generally do step up play in the short term when the stars are gone. I think that Cro does a lot of good things as a role player and deserves credit but I would not want to depend upon those contributions though out the season.

Kegboy
11-06-2004, 04:06 PM
It always been there - just needed more time on the court.

I disagree. He's gotten opportunities from time to time over the years, and never produced like this.

My theory is, he always blamed Isiah, but after last year he realized he needed to step up, and worked his *** off over the summer (as has been implied in the media.)

The long burn he had in the preseason leading up to the last two games probably helped his confidence, too.
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Asked afterward if O'Neal's absence contributed to Charlotte's win, Knight bristled.

"What about Primoz? They didn't have Shaq, but we didn't have Primoz," he said.

ABADays
11-06-2004, 04:24 PM
That's fine. That's what we are here for - to discuss. All I know is he's gotten way more minutes in the the first two games than at any time last year and is averaging 18 ppg. I'll take that.

Anthem
11-06-2004, 04:43 PM
Yeah, I'm with Kegboy. Austin was force-fed opportunity for a while and pissed it away. It's good that he's going now, but let's not fool ourselves into thinking that he's been mismanaged all along.

Incidentally, Austin did, at one time, have a post move. He used it repeatedly on the Lakers in the finals. In fact, he and Reggie did pretty well with the 2-man game for a while.

sweabs
11-06-2004, 04:51 PM
One thing is for sure - he has the support of LB at his side! :laugh:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v137/ron_artest23/Austinbig3.bmp

MSA2CF
11-06-2004, 05:17 PM
Forgive me, Hicks...Would this be the low post game you speak of, Anthem?:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v257/MSA2CF/e7992ac3.gif

MSA2CF
11-06-2004, 05:17 PM