- As for your suggestions to get D.J. Augustin, Al Jefferson, et al, that's a good idea.
- LaMarcus Aldridge provides the scoring presence from the power forward spot while Oden will come off the bench as the defensive stopper to guard Al Jefferson.
- On Saturday, Team USA's big three struggled to get any offensive flow when they scrimmaged against a select team that included Andre Iguodala, Channing Frye, Jason Kapono and Al Jefferson.
- For a change, he didn't have to bang against the opposing team's power forward. Instead of guarding Al Jefferson (6 feet 10, 265 pounds), he was matched up against Ryan Gomes (6 feet 7, 250).
- Al Jefferson had 34 points and 13 rebounds and Randy Foye scored 27 points for the Wolves, who rallied from a 20-point hole with an 18-7 run in the fourth quarter but couldn't get any closer.
- Al causes operated to bring about the war.