"I can't consider taking my grandchildren back to Mogadishu yet because we are still hearing threats from the Islamists that they will attack AU peacekeepers," local woman Awralla Abdulle said by telephone from a camp at Elasha, south of the city.(Writing by Daniel Wallis; Editing by Louise Ireland and David Clarke). Bad teams are bad for a reason. They bench productive guys and start crappy youngsters with perceived "upside".For example:Good teams like boston, LA, and san antonio. You can't argue with their starting lineup and rotations, but bad teams have a thing for benching productive players for lottery busts.Here are what the starting lineup and depth chart SHOULD be for lottery teamsnew jerseypg-devin harris, rafer alston (6th man)sg-chris douglas-roberts, keyon doolingsf-bobby simmons, jarvis hayespf-tony battie (savvy veteran), eduardo najerac-brook lopez, josh booneminimal playing time: courtney lee, trenton hassell (defensive stoppers)players who shouldn't play: yi jianlian (bust), sean williams (bust), terrence williams (till he proves himself)torontopg-jose calderon, marcus bankssg-jarrett jack, marco bellinellisf-hedo turkoglu, antoine wright (defensive stopper)pf-chris bosh, reggie evansc-andrea bargnani, rasho nesterovicminimal playing time: demar derozan (till he earns his minutes), amir johnson (ditto)shouldnt play: quincy douby (bust), sonny weems (joke). patrick o'bryant (bust)new yorkpg-nate robinson, chris duhonsg-larry hughes, jared jeffriessf-al harrington, wilson chandler (6th man)pf-david leec-eddy curry, darko (the lack of depth is appalling)shouldn't be playing: danilo gallinari (bust), toney douglas (till he proves himself), jordan hill (bust in the making), joe crawford (he sucks)detroitpg-ben gordon, chucky atkinssg-rip hamilton, will bynum (6th man)sf-tayshaun prince, charlie villanuevapf-chris wilcox, jason maxiellc-ben wallace, kwame brownminimal playing time: rodney stuckey (major flop last year), dajuan summers (till he proves himself)atlantapg-mike bibby, jeff teaguesg-jamal crawford, mo evanssf-joe johnson, marvin williams (he sucks)pf-josh smith, joe smith (6th man)c-al horford, zaza pachuliashouldn't play: randolph morris, jason collins (good teammate, not much else)washington:pg-gilbert arenas, mike jamessg-mike miller, randy foye (6th man)sf-caron butler, nick youngpf-antawn jamison, dominic mcguirec-brendan haywood, andray blatcheminimal playing time: deshawn stevenson (defensive stopper), javale mcgeeshouldn't be playing: javaris crittenton (bust), fabricio obertomiamipg-carlos arroyo, mario chalmerssg-dwyane wade, dorell wrightsf-quentin richardson, james jonespf-udonis haslem, michael beasleyc-jermaine o'neal, jamaal magloire (6th man)shouldn't be playing: joel anthony (1 dimensional shot blocker), daequan cook (shooting percentage doesn't cut it for a pure shooter), yakhouba diawara (good defender, horrible offensively), chris quinn (soft), shavlik randolphcharlottepg-ray felton, dj augustinsg-flip murray, raja bell (6th man)sf-gerald wallace, vladimir radmanovicpf-boris diaw, desagana diopc-tyson chandler, nazr mohammedminimal playing time: stephen graham (he isn't bad)shouldn't be playing: alexis ajinca (bust), gerald henderson (until he proves himself)dallaspg-jason kidd, jason terry (6th man)sg-josh howard, jose juan bareasf-shawn marion, tim thomaspf-dirk nowitzki, james singletonc-drew gooden, erick dampierminimal playing time: quinton ross (defensive stopper), matt carroll (shooter), kris humphries (big body), shawne williams (has upside, should be traded)houstonpg-brent barry, aaron brookssg-tracy mcgrady, kyle lowrysf-shane battier, trevor ariza (6th man)pf-carl landry, chase budingerc-luis scola, chuck hayes (this roster sucks)shouldn't be playing: chuck hayes, joey dorsey (till he proves himself), brian cook (horrible for years now)portlandpg-andre miller, steve blakesg-brandon roy, rudy fernandez (6th man)sf-travis outlaw, martell websterpf-lamarcus aldridge, juwan howardc-joel przybilla, greg odenminimal playing time: ime udoka, nicolas batum (defensive stoppers)shouldn't be playing: jerryd bayless (gotta earn his minutes), jarron collins, patty mills (earn the minutes)minnesotapg-jonny flynn (unproven but not a lot of choices), antonio danielssg-ramon sessions, sasha pavlovicsf-ryan gomes, damien wilkinspf-kevin love, brian cardinalc-al jefferson, mark blountshouldn't be playing: corey brewer (bust), wayne ellington (earn your minutes, rook), jason hart (career backup), ryan hollins (hasn't proven anything), oleksiy pecherov (bust)LA clipperspg-baron davis, sebastian telfairsg-eric gordon, rasual butlersf-ricky davis, al thornton (6th man)pf-marcus camby, craig smithc-chris kaman, deandre jordanminimal playing time: blake griffin (earn ur minutes, rook), steve novak (shooter), kareem rush (ditto), brian skinner (dirty work), mardy collins (has upside)golden statepg-monta ellis.
cj watsonsg-corey maggette, anthony morrowsf-stephen jackson, kelenna azuibuike (6th man)pf-anthony randolph, brandan wrightc-andris biedrins, ronny turiafminimal playing time: speedy claxton (unless he proves that his injury problem is over), devean george (defensive stopper)shouldn't be playing: stephen curry (earn your minutes), acie law (bust), mikki moore (softest big man in the NBA)phoenixpg-steve nash, leandro barbosa (6th man)sg-jason richardsonsf-grant hill, jared dudleypf-amare stoudemirec-channing fryeshouldn't be playing: louis amundson (why is he on a nba roster), earl clark (earn your minutes), goran dragic (he sucked in extended playing time), taylor griffin (wouldn't have been drafted if his brother isn't blake), robin lopez (would've been released by now if his brother weren't brook), alando tucker (bust)sacramentopg-sergio rodriguez (lack of other options. at least he can distribute.), beno udrihsg-kevin martin, francisco garcia (6th man)sf-desmond mason, andres nocionipf-kenny thomas, sean mayc-jason thompson, spencer hawesshouldn't be playing: omri cassipi (prove yourself first), jon brockman (ditto), tyreke evans (earn your minutes, rook), donte greene (bust). Good Morning “Sports Fans.” A quick question for you all…Is the U.F.C. I may very well have been the only person on the planet other than Rua and his camp to think he had a chance of winning this thing. Once again, Machida is a great fighter, although highly over rated, and I think Saturday Rua showed us that “the Dragon” isn’t Bruce Lee In fact he’s not even close.
Penn Saturday evening fans at the Staples Center were treated to a physical “chess match” in the “octagon” as two great fighters strategically and methodically tried to break down the others defenses. It was an awesome fight and close. Not nearly as close as the judges seen it, but Rua didn’t effectively take away the title. Hold on before you go jumping on me trying for a ground and pound finish here I saw the fight In my opinion Rua won, I’ll give him 3 rounds. My reasons are this, on 4 separate occasions Rua tried to take Machida down and was unsuccessful…points for Machida for stuffing the take downs…that’s huge “Sports Fans.” Every time Rua threw a strike Machida countered, he may not have landed them all but he answered most of them This is what I believe the judges at cage side saw. Like most of you I didn’t see these counter strikes being all that effective, but just by throwing them helped make his/Machida’s case in the judges/jury’s eyes. The jury/judges also didn’t notice that Machida was a little light footed in the last two rounds due to the vicious leg kicks thrown by Rua, Machida was hobbled for the last two rounds. Rua may not have gotten the decision but I think he may have won a lot of fans back and gained many new ones, so ultimately Rua wins the equivalent of the “Congeniality Award” in a beauty contest Good for him. Coming in to this fight a lot of you were saying “ he’s done,” “ he’s washed up,” “he can’t win because he can’t head stomp like he did in Pride.” Now Rua is on the Radar again in the MMA game and the U.F.C.