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Pre Season Game 5: Adieu Mateen; Couldn’t recall what you did. October 25, 2007

Posted by netsophobia in Boston Celtics, Glen Davis, NBA talk, New Jersey Nets, Recap, youtube.

Observations– Antoine Wright had a surprisingly strong showing shooting wise; going 2-2 from three, he even had four assists to go with four boards and four turnovers, spiffy.
– Vince Carter playing point guard to good effect; seven assists and cookin it.
– Obviously the Boston big three did not play, much to my dismay sorry people, but this also shows how poor the depth of the team after the three stooges are; Tony Allen going 2-14, and when your top scorer is Glen Davis, blah.
– Rajon Rondo convincing yes?
– Bostjan Nachbar and Glen Davis in a FT shoot out? take your pick
– Krstic played, and looked pretty normal.
– Eddie Gill had the chance to move ahead of Darrell Armstrong but didn’t do much really to challenge DA’s position.
– Mateen Cleaves’ fourth quarter outburst was his final action n a Net jersey this season, so bon vovage while you play somewhere in Europe again.
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 23: Head Coach Lawrence Frank of the New Jersey Nets shares a laugh with Head Coach Doc Rivers of the Boston Celtics on October 23, 2007 at the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2007 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
Larry: Man, you’re a heck of a coach seriously
Doc: Really, yeah I have quite a team
Larry: What play are you calling next?
Doc: No idea, I’ll just dump the ball to KG, Pierce of Allen and see what they’ll do with it; but hey, they aren’t in the game, nevermind, I’ll give it to Glen Davis.

With Mateen Cleaves gone, this leaves 17 players on the roster, let’s say Eddie Gill is going, they only option left since they would be sinign Darrell would be waiving Mile Ilic; Rod Thorn has already stated that he’s willing to pay the luxury tax, so it seems that money would not be a big issue, which also paves the way for waiving Ilic a much more easier option.

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1. peg182 - October 25, 2007

Hite’s a partially guaranteed contract right now, and so is Darrell, IIRC…

So by saying that there’s currently 16 contracts on the team, and that Mile could be getting cut, are you inferring that you think Hite will make the team?

I hope so, cause I really like the kid. I have a feeling he could become a fan favorite…he had a nice alley-oop in one of the preseason games, and he’s so athletic. It’d be nice having him on the team.

2. netsophobia - October 25, 2007

Yes man, I wuld love Robert Hite to stay of course, We have six frontcourt dudes and Mile Ilic isn’t exactly going to challenge them so if anyone’s gotta go, it’s him.

3. peg182 - October 26, 2007

True, or the injured dude, B-Rob…although Mile’s probably more likely to leave.

Gill just got cut, and Hite’s still here…the reason probably being that either Hite’s guaranteed, and/or they’re still trying to make a decision on him.

4. netsophobia - October 26, 2007

Hite’s got a future with this team; Eddie GIll may be solid, but the team’s looking for a solid backup to back both Kidd and Williams, we found that in DA already, so Hite’s here to stay.

Ilic’s going because he has less guaranteed money than Robinson, plus the team already has a stacked frontcourt, he really wouldn’t get any playing time seriously.

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