On a quick side note, I am a huge fan of horror movies, and on a day when the new Texas Chainsaw Massacre is being released. It’s a fitting coincidence that Yakhouba’s play has landed him a couple of stitches.
The Rocky Mountain News reports that “The Yak,” please let that nickname catch on, has received six stitches after biting his lip in the second practice of yesterday’s schedule. The injury occurred when Diawara was intensely attempting to swat a shot, but did not hinder his return to the rest of the practice. Anyone else psyched about this guy? I know that typically guys who get stitched up and return to games or practices usually wear skates, but “The Yak” is tough. And the fact that he got the stitches playing defense makes it that much better! The Nuggets need this type of toughness around the perimeter and I think that Diawara is the guy for the job.