Preseason games hardly matter. That said: Darius Miles! Boris Diaw! D.J. Augustin!
They get the ! treatment for fascinating box score lines from last night in Orlando. In case you forget what he was like way back when, Miles was the original Anthony Randolph, and this line sort of resembles every tough game Randolph played last year, with 4-7 shooting, 3 blocks, a steal, and 2 turnovers in over 16 minutes. At this point, it's hard to say what he's capable of doing, but there's got to be more upside in Miles than there is in Dominic McGuire, who, if he's not wearing number zero yet, probably should consider it (0-4 shooting, 0 rebounds, 1 block, 1 turnover, 2 assists in over 10 minutes).
Boris Diaw: 1-1 from the field, a three-pointer. 7 rebounds. 1 steal. 0 turnovers. 0 fouls. All in 23 minutes. There's no word on his defense, but that's some solid big-man production.
D.J. Augustin: 5-8 from the field, 4-5 from three, for 17 points. If I've learned to accept that he's simply not good at driving and dishing, can Larry Brown? Dude has a terrible 2P% for his career, probably because he's so small, so it makes little sense for him to be a traditional drive and kick, offense-creating point guard until he proves he can play inside the arc a bit. Let Stephen Jackson initiate offense that way, since defenses will respect his drives to the rim.
Final thought: Is Marcin Gortat perfect for the Bobcats, or would Marcin Gortat be perfect for the Bobcats?