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Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “He has been OK. What he gives me off the bench, I don’t know,” Scott said. “He hasn’t done anything spectacular. But he hasn’t done anything devastating where you say, lets send him down to the D-League. But when you’re bringing guys off the bench. You want them to have an impact. He doesn’t have that.”That marked a stark contrast from the impression gave the Rockets for 25 games last season before they waived him to sign free-agent Josh Smith.“He’ll rebound the ball and doesn’t’ back down from anybody and accepts the challenges,” Rockets interim coach J.B. Bickerstaff said. “He gives that energy boost and physicality.”Black showed that mostly with the Lakers’ D-League affiliate, the D-Fenders, averaging 16.6 points on 56.3 percent shooting and 11.4 rebounds in seven appearances. Yet, the Lakers still retained him past the Jan. 10 deadline when his contract worth $850,000 became guaranteed.Black refused to bemoan his lack of playing time or attribute that element hurting his development. He admitted a height disadvantage playing at center, but believed he can make up for that with his athleticism. “I’ve shown that I’ve stayed prepared throughout this time,” Black said. “I’ve stayed productive anytime that I’ve gotten.”It does not appear Scott feels the same way.“I’m sure he was listening,” Scott said about his offseason message. “But did he hear it? That’s the question.” “He told me to be a beast, get every rebound and play aggressively,” Black said, reflecting on his exit interview with Scott and Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak. “They told me to work on my skillset. I’m better in my mid range with my size and height in the NBA.” Black has averaged 4.2 points on 58.8 percent shooting and 4.6 rebounds, a slight dropoff from the 5.7 points and 5.7 rebounds he averaged last season. But Black has averaged fewer minutes this season (12.5) than last (18) amid the Lakers’ frontcourt logjammed with Larry Nance Jr., Julius Randle and Brandon Bass. Black was never expected to post eye-popping numbers. He is in his second NBA season after going undrafted. But Scott reported he told Black he wants him to model his game after an NBA All-Rookie first team member (Denver forward Kenneth Faried), a Hall of Famer (Dennis Rodman) and a four-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year (Ben Wallace).“He hasn’t done that yet,” Scott said. “They played balls out, full of energy and aggressive. They didn’t care about the offensive end. … That’s what he has to do to be an integral part of any team.”The 6-foot-9, 250-pound Black had also played at center last season. But Scott has not trimmed minutes off of starting center Roy Hibbert in favor of Black because Scott considers Black’s superior mobility not enough to offset Hibbert’s screen setting and mid-range jumper. Even after Black posted six points and six rebounds in the past two games amid Bass’ absence with a right foot injury, Scott did not sound impressed. The question seemed fairly innocent and inconsequential for a second-year NBA player at the end of the Lakers’ rotation. But it led to a curious inquiry. What did Lakers coach Byron Scott envision Tarik Black could provide in the 2015-16 season after the undrafted rookie showed promise the previous year?“Go ask Tarik what I told him this summer,” Scott said before the Lakers hosted the Houston Rockets on Sunday at Staples Center. “Just ask him what I told him he needs to do to stay in this league for 10-15 years. When he gives you the answer, come back and tell me and I’ll tell you if that’s exactly what I told him.”Naturally, a handful of reporters approached Black for his recollection.
With the green light,some believe this couldopen the door for Red Bankto become known as anepicenter of microbreweryactivity in the state – a newidentity that appeals to RedBank RiverCenter executivedirector James Scavone. There are 105 fully operational breweries in New Jersey, 13 of which are in Monmouth County, including five in the greater Two River area: Belford Brewing, Carton Brewing, Jughandle Brewing, Raritan Bay Brewing and Red Tank. Instead, Lupu said he would chop the third story from the proposal, eliminating two apartments and the need to lease additional parking spaces from nearby Amboy Bank. A six-minute walk from Triumph to Riverside Avenue will bring craft beer fans to another brewery of sorts in Birravino, which offers house-brewed beer selections and an Italian-themed menu. “It’s something we’d like to embrace,” Scavone said. “We want to look at the arrival of all of these breweries as an opportunity. People are definitely into the culture and I think having several breweries open in a short period of time of each other shows that Red Bank has a very active economic structure in place.” Lupu also owns Maloney’s Pub on Main Street in Matawan, a beer-lover’s destination known for its rotating list of more than 100 draft beers, including seasonal specialties, high-end imports, the latest and greatest selections from local brewing operations and other craft options from around the nation. Part of Lupu’s proposal for the former art and memorabilia store, which he purchased in 2017 for $1.2 million, called for the placement of a separate eatery alongside a microbrewery on the first floor. Though Phoenix of Matawan attorney Rick Brodsky said the food vendor initially aligned with the proposal has walked away, the 3,000-square-foot microbrewery concept is still green-lighted, and one Lupu should be able to deliver. “The craft brewing culture is about freedom and experimentation, and people enjoy tasting as many different brands as they can. Having so many breweries in one area that people can hop to plays into that.” “I never like to take the easy way out when it comes to my work. But if removing the top level is what it takes to get this done then that’s what it takes,” Lupu said. “I can’t wait to show people a finished product. This city is such a wonderful location with an exciting atmosphere and we can’t wait to be part of it.” Founded by two prominent local photographers, John and Lovina Arcara, Red Tank opened its doors in October, pairing its brewing operation with weekly trivia nights, birthday bashes and live music events. There are three brewpubsin Monmouth County. Two,Birravino and Triumph, arelocated in Red Bank. During the hearing for the new brewery proposed for 42 Monmouth St., building owner Florin Lupu, on behalf of his company and applicant Phoenix of Matawan, agreed to scale back the scope of work for the mixed-use building with a microbrewery and store on the ground floor and four large apartments on the second and third stories. By Chris Rotolo RED BANK – Another borough brewery is on tap after a long-proposed site plan for the former Fameabilia building was approved by the zoning board following a major alteration. Less than half-mile stroll down Monmouth Street toward Bridge Avenue patrons can find Triumph Brewing, a regional brewpub just steps away from Red Bank’s historic train station and the Two River Theater. Triumph offers in-house dining options and additional has additional locations in Princeton, Philadelphia and New Hope, Pennsylvania. Three other Monmouth County breweries, including Ross Brewing Company and Source Brewing of Colts Neck, are in the licensing stage and preparing to launch. Located just a short walk through the White Street parking lot, inside the old Liberty Hose Company firehouse, will be a third microbrewery, when the long-awaited Ross Brewing Company presents its bold flavors to the public. Though Scavone said the possibility for a craft beer-themed event is a possibility, Mayor Pasquale Menna isn’t sure another festival is necessary. With so much Two River community brewing taking place in and around Red Bank, it certainly presents the borough as a centralized location for a larger event that could capture the attention of a statewide audience, much like Red Bank’s International Beer & Wine Festival and the Guinness Oyster Festival. If Lupu’s brewery concept comes to fruition, it would be located just across Monmouth Street from another new Red Bank tasting room, Red Tank Brewing at 77 Monmouth St. “We may not need a festival, because we already have activity and creative energy coming together. Long before craft breweries were big, Red Bank had the creative juices flowing. They were alive and well in coffee houses, galleries and art spaces. We have plenty of activity and entertainment already happening here,” Menna said. This article was first published in the May 23 – 29, 2019 printed edition of The Two River Times.