Garbage time, blown calls, awesome plays, victory celebrations: All of these just got a lot more fun, because Flip Saunders has signed the exceptionally enthusiastic, spectacularly bearded Ronny Turiaf for two-years and $3.2 million. (That’s the veterans’ minimum in case you were worried.) Turiaf isn’t really a good player or anything; I’d quote you some stats but there’s not really much to see. He’s a nice guy to turn to if your team needs a burst of frantic energy, or if your coach wants to change the flow of the game by making it suddenly frazzled and chaotic or to change up the defensive looks on an opposing power forward. Mostly, though, Turiaf is a bright, pulsing orb of positive vibes. That is a nice thing to have.
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After the horrible aftermath in the New York area (and much of the Eastern seaboard) took away the Brooklyn Nets’ theatrical home opener against the New York Knicks to kick off the Brooklyn era properly, New York’s newest team finally debuted their new duds and domicile against the Toronto Raptors. I don’t have a ton to add about that game. The Nets rode Brook Lopez and just pounded the Raptors inside to get the win. Think what you will about Brook Lopez but he’s a weapon the Wolves really have to worry about tonight.
But we don’t have a ton to go off of with how this new Brooklyn team might play the Wolves tonight. What we CAN do is make fun of the Nets’ mascot. The Nets unveiled “the Brooklyn Knight” during the pregame introductions of the game against the Raptors and it was immediately the worst mascot I’ve ever seen. Here’s a fun fallout of the unveiling from The Brooklyn Game. Continue Reading…