Enhorabuena Chacho, te has ganado ser el “Mighty Mouse”

diciembre 1, 2009

En esta temporada Sergio está consiguiendo lo que venía reclamando hace tiempo: minutos y libertad.

Lo primero viene dado por las lesiones de Kevin Martin y las ocasionales bajas de Tyreke y Beno, nadie pedía que se los regalasen y él ha estado trabajando y se ha mantenido “ready” para cuando llegase su oportunidad; lo segundo, y que se muestra más importante una vez está en la cancha, es lo que nunca tuvo con McMillan.

Gracias Paul Westphal por dejar que el juego de Sergio pueda volver a brillar como hace mucho tiempo, gracias Sergio por volver a asomar esos flashes únicos a nuestro día a día, ahora hay que seguir siendo efectivo y ganando.

Me llama poderosamente la atención el dato que cuentan algunas crónicas de que Quique Peinado, quien lo bautizara como “Spanish Chocolate” y me diera a conocer a Sergio en Gigantes, estuviese presente en el partido, más cuando no hay ni una reseña escrita por él en Marca (qué diferencia de sus columnas a las traducciones de la agencia EFE o los fusilamientos de estadísticas).

Siguiendo con los apodos me parece más que curioso el que le ha buscado Tyreke Evans:

“I call him Mighty Mouse tonight the way he was getting to the basket and creating,” Evans said. “He is tough to guard because when he comes in the game he gives energy. He came in there and was a big spark for us tonight.”

En fin, para mí, y desde hace años, aunque no me dejes dormir por las madrugadas, siempre serás un “Dreammaker”.

Suerte Chacho

PORQUE LA VIDA PUEDE SER MARAVILLOSA.

octubre 17, 2009

Lo era, puede serlo y lo será. Gracias por llenar de ilusiones nuestras vidas, el baloncesto que vivimos junto a ti será un baloncesto que perdure por siempre.

Gracias por esa manera de entender este deporte y de calar en el aficionado.

Andrés Montes, allí donde estés, SEGURO QUE ESTARÁS SONRIENDO COMO EL AUTÉNTICO JUGÓN QUE SIEMPRE FUISTE.

Exclusión, no esclusión.

enero 6, 2009

exclusión.

(Del lat. exclusĭo, -ōnis).

 

1. f. Acción y efecto de excluir.

Haver + infinitiu i Deure + infinitiu

diciembre 4, 2008

Haver per indicar obligatorietat.

Deure per indicar probabilitat.

Més:

http://perso.wanadoo.es/dcasellas/Gircat/articles/articlevallcorba1.htm

No Guts, No Glory

noviembre 17, 2008

No Guts, No Glory

Somewhere in the future
Far away from here
Trouble is waiting
On the last frontier

Into these worlds of unknown danger they ride
They’re the Galaxy Rangers
Heroes in the sky

No Guts No Glory
No Pain No Gain
One for all, all for one
Riders on the range

No Guts No Glory
We’re taking a stand
Ready to prove it again

HASTA AQUÍ HEMOS LLEGADO.

noviembre 11, 2008

Antoni Daimiel hablando del tema de Sergio:

http://blogs.plus.es/daimiel/2008/11/hasta-aqu-hemos.html

Posts sobre “Rodriguez frustrations” (II): PACIFICBLUE

noviembre 8, 2008

Nate McClueless: SUCKS!

this should give you some perspective on how this coach runs this team:

This is from wyattfnearp:
“Zell… that’s silly man…. have you seen how Rodriguez plays with Fernandez on the court? He seems to be the only one to look for alleyoops with the guy; he runs the secondary fast break very well and doesn’t just look for posting up his big men.”

Rodriguez wants to run! And so does Rudy..A breath of fresh air! He passes to Rudy because he runs! BRoy ..walks up the court..Blake…runs and then walks around and passes it off…Seriously Nate McClueless is one dimensional one minded coach..I think anyone on here can be a better coach than this dude..my Gawd! These guys wanna run..not walk…and this coach is such a moron thats all he knows how to do..its like he needs to see things in slow motion (half court game) in order to make decisions on what to do next! complete moron..ive said this before..he couldnt rent a clue much less buy one…

From jingli22 :
“Sergio has to learn that minutes all depends on the flow of the game. And unfortunately Nate doesn’t know his players yet, and Nate is still trying to figure out the flow.”

Flow of the game? McClueless has made it evidently clear..that he is a “half court man”..flow? I havent seen much “flow” at all..oh and this is great to see:

“Nate doesnt know his players yet”

you have got to be s***ing me? McClueless during summer league and practices before summer league and possibly “doesnt know his players yet”? If this guy doesnt know his player’s yet..wtf is he doing on this team?

From :
“Will Outlaw be upset because his minutes are down? (The way he played last night, he might not have to worry about that).

One game and he deserves the playing time? this dude sucks!! he had a lucky night..in my opinion only…I still think this guy is “Doubtlaw” and he is the “deep dark abyss” when it comes to perception and what to do next…shoot the ball? (of which he does all the time) or pass it to someone that is open and can make a better shot…so f’ing what..he had a good game last night…but decisions on playing him is up to McClueless…and McClueless loves a guy that basically cant make shots…shot’s inconsistantly…and plays like crap…McClueless is good give him credit….he likes crap!

This is a breath of fresh air:

From :
“Back to Sergio though. I don’t think he has much of an argument here. I don’t see how he’s going to get the minutes he wants without hurting the team.”

And Blakey boy isnt hurting the team? nor is BRoy who now feels threatened that his is no longer “his team”?? Get it straight..Blake actually sucks…like I mentioned above…runs up the court and does the “McClueless walkabout” half court game…a “walk and shoot outside” game…of which “running is not allowed” nor are “fast breaks”…

From jongusjspunk:
“bye sergio. can we package him with him nate? i wish him luck but we need on the ball defense. its going to be bayless. we also need a coach who draws up plays. start rudy in the backcourt with roy. nate is a dummy.”

I might agree with you on Nate..a complete “dummy” when it comes to coaching…and Bayless..I feel for the dude..think about this..sitting on the pine and watching a team be a half court dribble of “spit” …Bayless wants to run too…People..remember the 90’s? Portland ran…we ran hard..even Duck ran with the team..even though alittle slower..he ran! Now we have the ..as mentioned above the “McClueless walkabout”…these are young kids…and they can run…why not make some fast break plays where they can run…I swear the way McClueless treats these guys doing the “McClueless walkabout” I think that he thinks of his players as 70 year old men that cant do much but “walk”…If you want to coach senior citizens McClueless..then go be coach of a senior’s league…good gawd..

From laurelwood:
” think our biggest problem is our coach. He has no idea how to manage minutes with a team this deep. That’s understandable, because he has only ever coached really bad teams. But we have a lot of talent, and he is flat out lying to Sergio about the playtime he will get. If I were in Sergio’s place, I’d be demanding a trade too.

KP needs to get on the ball and tell Coach McMillan what is up.”

Yeah KP needs to grow some balls..but seriously …I think KP is on it…I dont think ..in my opinion..hes happy with McClueless…KP is an excellent manager…this guy has talent…I dont blame KP..Its McClueless that I blame..Im absolutely sure that KP has spoken to McClueless on many occations..Sergio should have more mins..why? Because in my opinion..Blakey boy sucks..remember the Blakey two step “run and then walk”…

and I would also agree “Thats understandable because he ahs only ever coached really bad teams”..well thats all he has done..he doesnt understand the word “talent” and “run and gun” play..these are young kids..think about this ..you have a PE Teacher and your young..you want to run…but tells you to “walk”..these guys are in the NBA prime of their lives..and this junket of a coach wants to play a “half court game”???

From:
“I don’t blame Sergio one bit for his frustration. I’d love to keep him but it’s obvious his playing time is low on McMillan priority list. His talent is being wasted on this team. He’s been patient and a great team player putting the Blazers first. It’s time he puts himself first.”

I agree

From BRoyFTW:
“Segio needs to suck it up. This is not euro league, this is the freakin NBA. Those starting point guards will eat him for breakfast.”

And the rest of the NBA teams we have played so far have eatin Blake for Breakfast.

From renaissant:
“Good for Sergio,

It has been easy to see that McMillan is not giving him a shake. Unlike other positions, the point guard requires inordinate support from the coach. Coach Larry Brown dotes over his PGs, like Billups, A. I. as well as the backups like Snow. With the young team there are many players needing developement, Sergio should be prioritized to properly evaluate his potential now that it is clear who the obvious keepers are.

Bring it Sergio”

I see that we have others that are saying we need a “coach that understands talent” like I have been saying..McClueless doesnt and as it looks..doesnt reach out to his team unless your a “money” player…he doesnt do “development”…and if you recall..Sergio asked for help..and got it this summer..did McClueless initiate this?..oh hell no! He could care less as Sergio’s mins have shown…im glad you chimmed in renaissant.

From Captainman:
“Aside from Sergio’s situation, I really don’t think that Nate is going to be the one who can take this team to a championship. We need someone of the caliber of Popovich, Jackson, Reily or Sloan. If we can’t get an established coach such as one of these, then I think it is going to be time in the next year or two for Pritchard to work his scouting magic on an unknown for the coaching position.”

Buddy I couldnt agree with you more!!
From Bacne:
“Sergio really shouldn’t be losing his hair over lack of playing time.”

I would be..with a McClueless coach..in fact Id probably be bald right now, and im sure after a great job KP did..hes not happy and probably been scratching his head endlessly…it might be starting with KP..hair loss that is..and being “dumbfounded” on what McClueless is doing..in my opinion..McClueless is a college coach..thats about it…

From ajinoregon:
“The best thing that Sergio could do to improve his situation is either start scoring the ball when he gets his opportunities, or simply stop shooting.”

Id say the same thing about Blakey Boy, and BRoy..BRoy’s subpar games..as we have all noticed..except for “the shot” last night…might “inspire” him..who knows hopefully..Blake? dude sucks..period..

how can you improve your numbers when Sergio has only played an average of “9 mins” so far during the first 4 games? lets see if BRoy can do that..9 mins of average playing time..I bet you he couldnt..not under coach McClueless

another quote from:

“He’s never going to get any substantial playing time if he continues to hurt the team by missing open shots and turning the ball over. ”

Dude…Blake? BRoy? as far as I can see..they have both missed major shots..consistantly.. and they are playing way more mins than Sergio or even Bayless…When Sergio is averaging 9 mins..versus what Blakey Boy and BRoy have been playing…and your point is?

From Yanno:
“It seems to me that the consensus for last year was that Sergio needs to prove himself before he can get minutes….now I’m hearing the same thing this year. I’ll repeat what I said last year, which is that you can’t prove yourself if you’re playing 7 minutes a game…it’s f-ing ridiculous to expect something out of this kid if he’s not getting legit playing time. Let him get some real minutes and then if he doesn’t prove himself, you can bash him all you want. Something else…good for Sergio for talking to Nate about how he feels.”

I think the person with balls on this team is Sergio..and probably told McClueless where to put it…we have heard “Doubtlaw” say he wanted more mins..well he got them..and has played extrememly poor…accept for last night..like i said was as fluke..next game..hes going to have the same problems…cant dribble with both hands..only has one type of shot…dude sucks..6 years and you can’t dribble with both hands????…seriously..good point Yanno…you make some great talking points..right on dude..good points to make.

In closing..put the players that are playing best..in the “first unit”…McClueless obviously has his “Favorites” who play his “McClueless walkabout” half court game..thats fine if your in college ..but buddy your in the NBA…and so far you have TOTALLY FAILED to be an NBA coach…comments like “we were not ready tonight” after the Laker game dont cut it…after you have been promoting your “defense defense” strategy and then your players fail to do just that..McClueless you have some major problems…KP has seriously more head scratching to do…get rid of this loser..your never going to have a winning team to be able to “mold” this talent if you have this guy that has “no clue” on how to mold this team..and so far he has show he has no idea what hes doing…

Nate is better suited to a college team..hes not a NBA caliber coach..and I dont think he ever will be…new blood in the coaching “section” needs to be injected…seriously..if you have this much talent..and its not performing..and is not allowed to “run” like it should (these guys have young legs and want to run) they coach..its time for you to pack your bags and go to a team that wants a subpar coach..you are not for this team..nor are you for the team’s players..your a “favorites” guy..and guess what..you have talent..and if you dont know how to ..again “mold them” then get lost…

its good to see Blazer fans concerned about their team…!!!

Posts sobre “Rodriguez frustrations” (I): PURELOGICK

noviembre 8, 2008

Sheesh, some of you guys are HILARIOUS.

1.

In regards to the lack of complaining from Frye, Bayless, Diogu, Pryz, etc…

A) Pryz would be playing behind GO, who has the potential to be one of the all-time greats. He already does what Pryz does, and more. As a rookie. Who has played 13 minutes. STILL, even if GO was playing 30 minutes a game, for the rest of they year, that still leaves 18 mpg for Pryz. Of course he isn’t going to complain.

B) Frye is currently averaging 17 mpg. I believe Sergio would be more than happy with this.

C) For all those who say “Sergio is a crybaby! I don’t see Bayless whining!” you are complete, and total morons. Seriously. Unlike Sergio, who has been dealing with inconsistent PT for the last TWO YEARS, Bayless has been a Blazer for FIVE games and HE AVERAGES MORE MINUTES THAN SERGIO!!! This despite having an assist to turnover rating of 1:2 and a Hollinger PER of NEGATIVE 7.76. Compared to Sergio’s 2.7:1 and PER of 13.09 (Which is similar to Blake’s career stats.) I don’t think Bayless will be complaining anytime soon. Seriously, please start to use your brains. I’m calling out tblazerfan and BRoyFTW, c’mon guys.

D) Diogu is a scrub, and he knows it. He is happy to be on the roster.

2.

It is true, Sergio is not the greatest defender. BUT GUESS WHAT??? Neither is Steve Blake. Come to think of it, how many starting PG’s in the league can be called GREAT defenders? Nash? Billups? Iverson? Calderon? Parker? No, No, No, NO, and No. I can only think of four…Rajon Rondo, Chris Paul, Devin Harris, and Deron Williams. Now if KP could trade ANY of the Blazer PG’s for one of those four, I would say HELL YEAH!!! Since that won’t happen, shut up about Sergio’s defense! BLAKE IS NO BETTER anyone who say Tony Parker embarrass him in crunch time can attest to that (Personally I would have used Batum on Parker more.)

The job of the point guard is to run the offense, create opportunities for the scorers, with minimal turnovers, and occasionally A) hit open shots and B) create for himself. If a PG cannot do all of these things it does not matter how good his defense is, he is failing in his job as floor general. Blake does THREE of these five things well. Unfortunately, he cannot A) create for himself or B) create for the scorers. These are most important. Yes, he does a good job handing the ball off to Roy. Yes, he has a respectable A/T ratio. Yes, he is a better shooter than Sergio (marginally). BUT he bogs down the offense because he doesn’t do anything other than give the ball to Roy or LaMarcus. Which is why our starters play so ugly.

SERGIO on the other hand, is a masterful playmaker. He creates for Rudy, Martell, Batum, LaMarcus…pretty much anyone he plays with. That is by far and away his best attribute. He also does this with a minimum of turnovers, all the while being given a minimum of minutes. And no one can deny his main weaknesses from last year (long-range shooting and defense) have improved substantially. No one likes when their hard work goes ignored and unrewarded…it is completely understandable why he is frustrated.

To close this comment/essay, I’d like to give my opinion of what KP will do, barring a major trade which gets them a big time PG.

1) Sergio’s minutes will increase as the season goes on, to something more like 15 – 20 per game.

2) Blake’s minutes will decrease, to something like 20 – 25 per game.

3) Bayless will continue to get 5-10 mpg this season.

4) KP’s long range plan, I believe, is to slowly minimize Blake’s role, and replace him eventually with Bayless. That will be the starting duo of the next 10 years. Roy will basically run the offense, while Bayless plays the two on offense, and then defensively Bayless’ quickness will make life difficult for the opposing PG. Sergio will continue to dazzle with Rudy in the second unit.

Our team of the future will be

FIRST TEAM:
PG: (offense) Roy, (defense) Bayless
SG: (offense) Bayless, (defense) Roy
SF: The FEROCIOUS FRENCHMAN
PF: LaMarcus
C: The Odenator

SECOND TEAM:
PG: Sergio
SG: Rudy
SF: Webster
PF: Frye
C: Pryz

Our second unit will be better than half the leagues starters. Sergio/Rudy/Martell will be a dynamic backcourt. Anyone else smell a dynasty?

Outlaw is the odd man out. Batum replaces his athleticism and brings an actual basketball IQ as well. Not sure what we get for him…He is the only guy KP did not bring in, and I that means something.

ANYWAYS to any of you who read this I would like to say thanks. As you can see I am not a Sergio fanboy as I think Bayless is the PG of the future. I am not blaming Nate, or calling for him to be fired. I do not think Sergio should start now, or even ever. He is a backup, with Rudy. Both are capable of starting, for most teams in the league…just not Portland. All I’m saying is that his frustration is understandable. He has improved where the coaches asked, he has performed when given the opportunities; yet he has not been rewarded or even acknowledged. He loves the game too much to stand it. It is breaking his heart…anyone who loves basketball as much as Sergio can understand how he feels.

Also please remember that Sergio has not asked for a trade, and he cannot control what his Spanish agent (who has no influence with the team AT ALL) does or does not say. So to say he is classless is a little harsh. Sergio’s comments on the situation are based upon direct questioning from the media, he wasn’t volunteering this info for all to hear/read, he was merely answering honestly and from the heart. Just something to keep in mind.

Thanks and GO BLAZERS!!!

Rodriguez’s frustrations boil over

noviembre 8, 2008

Sergio Rodriguez, shown making a pass in an exhibition game vs. Utah, has been disappointed in his playing time since the regular season began.

 

Feeling he is becoming a forgotten figure on the Trail Blazers, backup Sergio Rodriguez and his Spanish agent on Friday made frustrated pleas regarding the backup point guard’s immediate future with the team.

The agent, Jose Ortiz, was quoted in Spain’s top newspaper Marca on Friday demanding that Rodriguez be traded so he can be treated in a more “natural manner”.

Rodriguez, meanwhile, didn’t go as far to demand a trade, but he was as vocal and pointed as he has ever been about his playing time, which has steadily dwindled since he averaged 13 minutes his 2006-2007 rookie season. In five games this season, Rodriguez is averaging just more than nine minutes a game.

“After two years, I think it’s time to tell someone: I’m here!,” Rodriguez said. “I will never put myself before the team, and I think I have been professional and a good teammate, and I have good friends in the locker room. I feel bad, but you know, I have to look for myself, too.”

General manager Kevin Pritchard said he is not considering trading the 22-year-old Spaniard, and Rodriguez said he will continue to play hard and hope for the Blazers to win every game.

“We like Sergio, and we are not in any discussions,” Pritchard said. “We want to see this team, and we want to see this team grow. It’s awfully early to be even talking about this stuff.”

After Friday’s practice, Pritchard had a 20-minute sitdown with Rodriguez, saying he thought it was important to try to understand how Rodriguez is feeling. After hearing Rodriguez vent, Pritchard was convinced there was no malice, but rather a kid who was anxious to play.

However, in addressing the media after his meeting with the Pritchard, Rodriguez sounded like his issues had extended beyond playing time.

When asked directly if he wanted to be traded, Rodriguez searched for the right words.

“I told them last year, and everybody here, that I want to play,” Rodriguez said. “I really love everything here. But I can’t be three years playing the same – being the third point guard for three years. I mean, I have to try another thing.

“It’s very sad, but again, I would really like to play here. And right now, I enjoy playing here and playing in the Rose Garden and playing with my teammates, it’s a great locker room. But the thing is the thing.”

What “the thing” is exactly, Rodriguez had a hard time elaborating on. But it is clear his relationship with coach Nate McMillan is strained, mostly because of limited or ineffective communication. McMillan on Friday said he has an open door for all his players, but that Rodriguez has yet to use it this season.

Rodriguez admitted he has been harboring his feelings since the start of the regular season, when his anger simmered while he sat the bench for the entire second half of the Blazers’ blowout loss at the Lakers. In all, Rodriguez played five minutes in the opener, missing his only shot and committing one turnover.

“The first game is what killed me,” Rodriguez said. “The game was on in Spain – and no, I didn’t play my best game ever, but I mean, I’m here (on the bench) … again? It killed me.”

The playing time snub was a shocker for Rodriguez, who thought he was destined for meaningful and regular playing time after winning the backup point guard spot in training camp over rookie Jerryd Bayless. But in five games, Rodriguez has yet to play more than 14 minutes in a game.

He has shot poorly, making 3-of-11 attempts, and played subpar defense, but he has amassed 15 assists and only two turnovers. He ranks No. 1 in the NBA in assists per 48 minutes (15.5) and is third in assist-to-turnover ratio (7.75), behind Minnesota’s Sebastian Telfair (10.0) and Dallas’ Jason Kidd (8.75).

“I think I’m playing unbelievable (considering) how I feel,” Rodriguez said. “I’m not committing a lot of mistakes.”

Ironically, the player stealing Rodriguez’s minutes is his friend, countryman and teammate he plays best with, Rudy Fernandez. McMillan has leaned heavily toward using Fernandez and Brandon Roy in the backcourt when Steve Blake is on the bench. He also has used a lineup with the three guards in the game together.

“If I feel we have a better matchup with Rudy or Brandon, then I’m going to go with that,” McMillan said. “Those backup minutes, our guys know there is only about 10 minutes there at the most before we get Brandon and Rudy out there.”

However, it doesn’t appear that communication is reaching Rodriguez. While he seethed on the bench during the Lakers game, Rodriguez felt it wasn’t the time or place to approach McMillan. Then, after playing nine minutes against San Antonio and 14 minutes against Phoenix, Rodriguez said he longed to talk to McMillan, but never ended up approaching him. Finally, on Wednesday in Utah, the two had a conversation, during which Rodriguez said McMillan told him he was going to play.

He played seven minutes.

“Last year we talked, the year before we talked, and we talked before the Utah game. He told me I was going to play – and it never happens, you know?” Rodriguez said. “But it’s not all about minutes, it’s about feelings. I am frustrated about everything here: I don’t know if I play good, or bad, what I have to do.”

Notes: Fernandez has a back injury and is listed as a game-time decision tonight against Minnesota … Former Lake Oswego High star Kevin Love will make his first NBA visit to Portland. Entering Friday’s game at Sacramento, Love was averaging 9.8 points and 6.3 rebounds in 23.8 minutes. He had 14 points, nine rebounds and three blocks Wednesday against San Antonio.

Fuente:

http://blog.oregonlive.com/behindblazersbeat/2008/11/rodriguezs_frustrations_boil_o.html

Porfiar.

noviembre 4, 2008

porfiar.

 

 

1. intr. Disputar y altercar obstinadamente y con tenacidad.

2. intr. Importunar y hacer instancia con repetición por el logro de algo.

3. intr. Continuar insistentemente una acción para el logro de un intento en que se halla resistencia. Porfiar en abrir la puerta