Warrior 7-foot project rookie Patrick O'Bryant has been summoned back up to the majors. Project O'Bryant has had a notoriously bad rookie season in the NBA averaging an Adonal Foyle-like 1.9 points and 1.1 rebounds. He has the notorious distinction of being the first ever lottery pick to get sent down to the D-League.
When POB was first sent down to the Bakerfield Jam he actually struggled big time against inferior talent. Thankfully he's turned the corner as of late and is collecting 14.6ppg, 11.2rpg, and 3.5 blocks over his past 10 games.
Here's some of the great tutoring Patrick O'Bryant received on the Bakersfield Jam by Coach MJ:
How to take care of the ball.
How to play defense.
How to give teammates props for nice assists.
As you can see POB is now ready for the big show. It ain't too hard for him to JAM!
But it's a little curious why the Dubs would bring O'Bryant back up after Nellie basically killed the idea of him in a Warriors jersey for the rest of the season. Some possibilities:
- Patrick O'Bryant is going to be traded by this Wednesday's trading deadline either alone or as part of a larger package.
- The Warriors are about to pull off a trade and are going to need some players to throw out there while guys are switching teams.
- Nellie's thinking "What the hell?" and wants to see if the kid can help out with rebounding and shot blocking.
- The Notorious P.O.B. wants to steal JRich's thunder for his highly anticipated Wednesday return against the Grizzlies.
Why do you think the Warriors brought rookie Project O'Bryant back up to the NBA?
Track of the day: Michael Jackson featuring Heavy D- "Jam"
Also thanks to loyal GSoM community member Grandma for posting this news item in a diary.
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