Originally Posted by KAD
He was grat last yar and Pop even said that not for him we don't win a championship - what happened this year? Did he just not come with game, shape?
Malik was great during 03 too. Once you're in Pop's doghouse it's very hard to get out. I think that the 3 Nazr took during the 1st game of the playoffs really 'did it'. Pop was not happy to play him even when he's forced to put him as starter around the all-star break, then the heavy criticizm followed the 3 seem to be an indicator that Nazr would be in doghouse for the rest of the playoffs. And it showed.