Mikki Moore's 2007 screams 'fluke year,' something actually quantified by ESPN's John Hollinger. In fact, Mikki is the prime candidate for Hollinger's top fluke billing later this summer.
Moore thinks he's the exception, though.
"Some people think last year was a fluke," he added, "but it wasn't. I just needed the opportunity."
We all hope so.
We also hope Reggie Theus isn't blowing smoke with this statement, also appearing in Ailene Voisin's Sacramento Bee Sunday column:
"I don't have any preconceived notions (about starting jobs). I'm coming in here without any allegiance to anybody, and I'm going to play the guys who earn the minutes. One of the things I want to do is change the culture. I want to see an attitude adjustment. If I'm going to have a team of young guys, and some guys backing them up, then energy is going to be a big part of that, and everybody is going to make sacrifices."
This is hilarious when you consider how Kenny Thomas sought out Eric Musselman last summer, trying to become friends to reassure his starting job. (It worked.) Also, this is one of those 'believe it when I see it' things. Starting Spencer Hawes over Brad Miller in November is pretty ballsy. Would Theus actually do it?