September 30, 2009

Leave Andre Miller Alone, Media.



If anyone else was listening to Jason Quick on John Canzano's show tonight around 4:30PM, they would have heard his update on how Andre Miller's attitude was a storyline to pay attention to.  You're not serious are you J?  You'll probably also remember that Quick was involved with Andre Miller during media day when their time slots on Canzano's show clashed sending Miller out for the day instead of waiting for Quick to finish his chat prompting some choice words from John.

Doesn't it feel like our local media is just squeezing about has hard as they can to make something of the Andre Miller vs. Steve Blake for starting point guard battle? It's as if this team has come so far from its Jail Blazer era that we need to pull them back down a goodie-two-shoe notch.  Or maybe it's because the new guy isn't a 24 year old jokester coming off a season long injury?

Has anyone stopped to think that maybe a guy in his 11th year might be sick of the media day extravaganzas which Juwan Howard even pointed out as being over the top now-a-days?  This is a 33 year old grown man from southern California that's been through it all.  Just because he comes off as a little surly during his 25th interview doesn't make him the next "story to watch out for."  And let's not forget that he just dealt with the media circus a few weeks ago while letting the ink barely dry on his newly signed Portland contract.

It sounds like everyone who covers this team for a living needs to step back, do a little Dre Miller research, and give the guy a chance before jumping to locker-room-troubled assumptions on day 3 of training camp.  Maybe we should shift our focus from looking for the mistakes the new guy can make and onto the positives, like the fact that he was the last guy on the court today taking some extra strokes from deep.

(Cheers Casey for the pic.)

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3 comments:

HolyBackboard 9/30/09, 8:43 PM  

I couldn't agree more. I couldn't care less that dude failed the conditioning test. He has missed, what, 3 games in his entire career? I think he'll manage. He is a reserved guy, so if he isn't happy go-lucky, who's to call him out on it? And heaven forbid he doesn't wait for Quick. Our media is one of our biggest drawbacks to playing here. I believe "fishbowl" was the term Sheed used to describe it here at times.

kellex 9/30/09, 10:17 PM  

The guy is all about business and that business is basketball. All the pictures and videos of camp have been with him smiling away, dimin' up Oden, staying after practice and getting non-stop compliments from the organization.

The only negatives we're getting are from the media who are looking for their next story.

Anonymous 10/12/09, 11:07 PM  

IF YOUR FREKIN TRAILBLAZER EVEN WANT TO WIN 10 GAMES YOU NEED TO GET THAT BLAKE FOOL YES FOOL OUT OF YOUR LINE UP AND ADD MILLER. LOOK AT THE STATS HE LET PHILLY TO THEIR COME BACK. HE MIGHT NOT BE KOBE BRYANT BUT HE HAS MORE TALENT IN ONE PINKY THAN THE PG THAT YOU GUYZ HAVE RIGHT NOW. COACH MUST REALLY ANALYZE MILLER WILL GIVE EASY POINT AND WILL ACTUALLY MAKE THE BLAZER ENTERTANING UNLIKE NOW THEY ARE JUST ONE BORING HOT MESS. GOOD LUCK WITH BLAKE.... GOOD THING THE NUGGETS GAVE HIM TO THE BLAZER...........

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