Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Ike Diogu signed by New Orleans

Barely-Blazer Ike Diogu has been signed by the New Orleans Hornets. A significant number of people still praise his potential. He's supposed to be one of those slightly short-but crazy long armed athletic Power Forwards. Plus he has crafty post moves on the low-block. And he's still only 25 years old.

But this will be the fifth team of his five year NBA career. What gives? I haven't heard of any major knocks against Diogu. To my knowledge he has always carried the "he just needs more minutes" tag. Teams tend to hold on to young talent a little more tightly.

When we did see Ike play in Portland it wasn't pretty. He looked swagless, confused, possibly out of shape, and definitely ineffective. A change of scenery and a more significant role could be the perfect remedy. Maybe now we will get to see the Ike Diogu the NBA has been waiting for.

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