Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Greivis Vasquez Picking Up the Slack in New Orleans

With injuries to the backcourt ravaging the New Orleans Hornets' roster, the beneficiary has been Greivis Vasquez (2006-10), and he's making the most of his extra playing time. Here's what Sports Illustrated has to say about Vasquez:
With Eric Gordon's timetable for return just keeps getting pushed out further and further. With New Orleans at the bottom of the Western Conference, there's no real rush to get Gordon back on the court. He's the future of the franchise, so in the meantime, Vasquez has been given the chance to show what he can do. He's responded to his starting role and 30-plus minutes per game with double-digit scoring, big assists and pretty decent rebounding for a guard. It doesn't hurt that he's also making almost a three a game while getting more than one steal. Perhaps he has four arms like his nickname-sake, General Grievous.

[Jarrett] Jack is injured, [...] He'll be back in the starting lineup when he comes back (currently day-to-day), but Vasquez is playing well enough that he might be able to fill Gordon's vacation SG position.

In the last five games, Vasquez is averaging 16 points and 8 assists in 32 minutes per game, while starting the last three games. In the Hornets' most recent game, Vasquez played 40 minutes and led the team with 20 points and 9 assists.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That's good to here!!!! Keep up the good work!!!