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Tuesday, December 11, 2007


Just when you thought all was well with Rasheed
Wallace, he misses the bus to the team's shootaround
in Memphis this morning. Supposedly, Wallace is
feeling ill and stayed in his hotel room.
Coach Flip Saunders says he'll start Jason Maxiell in
place of Wallace. The Grizzlies have two 7-footers
starting - Pau Gasol and ex-Piston Darko Milicic - so
Wallace's absence from the lineup could lead to a slow
Can't complain about the weather down here. While
Michigan is enduring an ice storm, it's unseasonable
warm in downtown Memphis. Temps will be in the 70s
today and could reach record highs for this date.
Anyone notice how well Antonio McDyess has fit into
the starting lineup? A notoriously slow starter,
McDyess is shooting 57 percent and tied for the team's
rebounding lead. Even he's surprised how well he has
made the transition. More on this in Wednesday's
editions of The Oakland Press.


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