There is no other way for me to say this other than to come right out with it...we're a much better team when Siva is on the floor. Maybe that wasn't true in November. Maybe it wasn't true 3 weeks ago. But the difference in style, court savvy and general awareness between Sosa and the freshman was pretty evident on Sunday. When I watch what Siva does it is like watching the confident, capable, elite athlete we always wanted Sosa to become. When he needs to slash - he slashes. When he needs to pull up for the 3, no problem. When he needs to snap a no look pass through traffic to SamSam - yeah, he seems to be able to do that quite well, too. He's the first good point guard we've had since I can't remember when. Mike says Siva'll be the best PG in the BE in three years, I'd be willing to raise him one year.
And you know, I'm a loyal guy. I appreciate Sosa and I've probably half-glass-fulled him more times than I can count. But enough is enough. The Cincy game was a decent balance, and I have no problem with Sosa starting b/c I think we'll need his ego not to be terribly bruised down the stretch, but going forward we'll be more successful if we wean ourselves off Sosa's unpredictable play and give the kid a chance to shine.