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January 24, 2010

Ajinca's triple-double (D-League)

For one night, anyway, Charlotte Bobcats 7-footer Alexis Ajinca ate up some D-League big men. Playing for the Maine Red Claws, Ajinca totaled 26 points, 13 rebounds and 10 blocks in a game against Austin (coached by former Duke player and former Larry Brown son-in-law Quin Snyder).

Now, if he could just trim those six turnovers from the same game...

Posted by Observer Sports on January 24, 2010 at 05:53 PM | Permalink

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i pray management has patience with this guy.

Posted by: charlottean | Jan 24, 2010 6:27:31 PM

Good to hear. Do the Bobcats plan on recalling Ajinca any time soon?

Posted by: Ari | Jan 24, 2010 7:11:19 PM

You know what? Give us 10 blocks a game, and he can have his half dozen turnovers. I'd love to see more positive box scores like this from Ajinca. Not that Nazr and Diop haven't been great lately, but Ajinca has a bit more natural athleticism.

Posted by: Newsinz | Jan 24, 2010 7:26:40 PM

Just watched (well, it was on while I was watching Saints/Vikings) the futurecast of Maine's game tonight. AA had 27 points, 10 rebounds and the tip-in offensive rebound and basket with 1 second to win by 2 points.

http://www.nba.com/dleague/games/boxscore.jsp?gameId=2020900168

His stats look good, but that level of play is sooooo much slower.

Posted by: BlockParty | Jan 24, 2010 9:23:42 PM

I think the actual pace of the game is much faster than your typical NBA game. That's why their stats are so inflated, every team in the d-league plays like the golden state warriors. It's much more offense than defense, more focus on individual statistics than team W-L... which I think is why you see so few callups.

Posted by: David | Jan 25, 2010 2:57:40 AM

The pace is aided by a shorter court, which is not beneficial to AA's conditioning for the NBA.

Posted by: BlockParty | Jan 25, 2010 6:11:58 AM

you see few callups because most of the teams in the league are under a budget crunch right now and would lose there jobs if they sat a multi million contract player in favor of a d-league call up making the minimum. business, not basketball.

Posted by: charlottean | Jan 25, 2010 9:40:15 AM

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