MSB Trend Report: Who’s Storming the Court and Who’s Courting the Storm?

March 06, 2012 | Thyrl Nelson

MSB Trend Report: Who’s Storming the Court and Who’s Courting the Storm?

Here’s the MobTown Sports Beat, Tuesday Trend Report. It’s our appraisal of who’s balling and who’s falling in the world of “sports futures”.

 

 

Five on the Rise – Here’s who’s balling

 

 

Deron Williams

 

As everyone focuses on Dwight Howard and where his fortunes may lead him after this season (or at the trade deadline) the Nets are just quietly hoping that they’ll be able to retain Deron Williams, and use the allure of his services to land Howard too. Williams however seems intent on testing the waters of free agency, and may feel compelled to return home to Dallas and join the Mavericks or to land wherever he sees the best chance at winning and being happy. On the way there, Williams is showcasing all of the reasons why he should be the hottest commodity headed to free agency at season’s end.

 

After helping to jumpstart Lin-Sanity in its early stages, Williams responded to the hype in his second chance against the Lin led Knicks with 38 points and 6 assists. Since then Williams has handed out 8, 12, 8 and 7 assists in his last 4 games respectively, the last accompanying an incredibly efficient 57 points against the Charlotte Bobcats.

 

Williams is clearly peaking at just the right time.

 

 

Peyton Manning

 

As the Colts brace for the most anticlimactic $28 million decision in history, it seems that the Manning camp is at least giving them something to think about. Over the last day or so, allegedly unauthorized video of Manning throwing at Duke University has mysteriously surfaced, showing the QB’s arm and skills in a good light. It’s inconceivable that the latest “news” has done anything to sway the Colts’ decision, nor should it, but it’s at least an indication that Manning is on a better course than some have suggested to this point.

 

 

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  1. Cliff Says:

    Commenting on your Lin-Sanity article; It appears that opposing teams have taken it ‘personally’ and have decided to defense Jeremy Lin a lot more in a effort to slow him down. Especially evident in the recent game by Miami against the Knicks. Also, Lin is not hitting those big shots, as in his earlier games. The return of Carmelo Anthony has also seemed to take away some of the driving force of Jeremy Lin’s earlier successes.

    Golden State took Rose of Chicago, out of his game last night, for a half. So defensing a certain player does work for a while. That is probably one of the reasons also, that Lin has run into sort of a slump.

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