-If you have time, please read my latest SN column on the new contract realities and the Class of '04.
-Finally watching some complete summer league games on DVR. Anthony Randolph is almost giving Beasley a run for his money in my brain. There's no Stromile or Tyrus here; he's all over the place, but has tools galore. More "untutored" than the blankness of "raw." His PG routine is hilarious. Anyone want to try and situate him in the Bosh/young KG/Durant spectrum? Calm down, I mean only in terms of the height/skill/versatility matrix.
-Can't wait for Randolph vs. Iran, which probably already happened yesterday.
-I can't remember if I've said this before, but I totally believe that the way to neutralize a star players' limitations (or quirks) is to pair them with a similar player, not his logical opposite. Think Arenas/Hughes, or the Wade/Mayo thing that didn't happen, or the Wade/Gordon rumor. Redundancy is the new complementary, unless you've thought really hard about the latter. And it seems like that could very easily bleed into the kind of philosophy I'm talking about, since there's no reason that minimizing weaknesses has to take priority over stockpiling strengths. Not sure yet which one (of the three) Bosh/JO counts as.
-Dare we imagine a Randolph/Wright future in Golden State? Is this merely a Satanic echo of the Twin Towers philosophy?
-Wait, there's Olympics already? A Paul/Deron backcourt would seem to stregthen both of the preceding bullet points.
-We'll be at Wicker Park, if you see us say hello. Description in yesterday's comments section.
-I'm dazed and feel like shit, but that seems like the only appropriate way to draw up theories based on two-day-old summer league.