Monday, October 29, 2007

Dear Franchise,

Don't let the door hit you on your way out!

I picked Franchise up on the cheap towards the end of the auction. I hoped that he would be a good "value" pick (whatever that means) and if he managed to somehow get his act together, he could be a solid rotation player.

Unfortunately, it looks like Steve's expectations, like mine, will be left unmet.

Steve Francis did not expect much, but sounded shocked that he might begin the season receiving little or no playing time.

So the Never Won's welcome a new player to the stable and also officially announce the opening of the "soft 12th spot" on its roster. Kyle Korver, I'll see you soon.

In the meantime, welcome Kyle Lowry. You seem to have some potential and I like potential. I also like Indian food even though it burns coming out the other end. Don't be that guy.

Lastly, this marks Franchise's inevitable ascent to "solid contributor" status on someone else's roster. That's just how it goes for the Never Won's.

1 comment:

Best Team Ever said...

It's not a "soft 12th spot," rather it's a "rotating roster spot." Apparently it's time we did a Mr. League glossary post to address such issues.

As for Stevie Franchise, if you told anyone five years ago that a streetballer named Skip to My Lou would beat out Francis for the Rockets starting PG spot, they would have said "Yeah right! And a 7'6" Chinese dude will be the NBA's top pick and lead this same Rockets team to glory." Strange days...