Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Define "Key"

During last night's game between the Rockets and the Lakers, TNT ran a graphic that listed the key additions and losses for the Rockets that looked like this (no screen cap, sorry):

Key Additions:
Steve Francis
Luis Scola

Key Losses:

This is fine, except that they seemingly forgot about the Mike James/Juwan Howard trade. Let's look at the contributions from these "key" additions versus that of Mike James.

  • Steve Francis: Did not play - Coach's Decision
  • Luis Scola: 8 minutes, 0 points, 3 rebounds, 0 assists, 0 steals, 0 blocks, 3 fouls

  • Mike James: 26 minutes, 13 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals, 0 blocks, 2 fouls

    I don't know if I have to explain any further.