2009 NBA Free Agency Opening Night Open Thread

All times eastern.

12:01 AM: The Rockets are making an offer to Marcin Gortat in his home. “Rockets’ General Manager Daryl Morey rang the door bell at Gortat’s Orlando-area home at 12:01 AM July 1, as part of a personal gesture to express Houston’s desire to bring the big man into the fold.” [...]

NBA Free Agency Starts Soon: Who is Available?

NBA free agency kicks off at midnight eastern time tonight and it is time to look at who will be available on the market when the clock hits 12.

We will start out on a somber note. The most talked about would-be free agent over the past few weeks has been Carlos Boozer, [...]

I Think the Term “Thuggets” Applies Here

JR Smith of the Denver Nuggets has been sentenced to 90 days in prison after killing his friend in an auto accident in 2007. The 90 day sentence has since been moved down to 30.

What does it take to get this guy a suspension from the NBA? Donte Stallworth just got indefinitely [...]

Two-Thirds of Pirates Outfield to Have Dreadlocks

The Pittsburgh Pirates have traded outfielder Nyger Morgan and reliever Sean Burnett – former first round pick – to the Washington Nationals for outfielder Lastings Milledge and relief pitcher Joel Hanrahan.

Nyger Morgan was hitting .277 on the year, but was providing very little power to go along with his speed – just two [...]

Yao Ming Might Miss All of Next Season, and There Is a Chance His Career Is Over

It would be really sad to see a humble giant like Yao Ming have his career shortened by injuries, and unfortunately, that may be the case.

According to Yahoo! Sports, the 7-foot-6 giant may miss all of the 2008-2009 season with a broken left foot. Rockets team physician, Dr. Tom Clanton, said the [...]

Mariano Rivera Saves His 500th Game

Mariano Rivera has cemented his already long resume as one of the greatest closers of all-time. In an inning and a third, Rivera struck out one batter and allowed just one hit to secure his 500th career save in a 4-2 Yankees victory over the Mets. The only other active pitcher with 500 saves [...]

The Portland Trail Blazers Tried to Trade for Shaq

Shaquille O’Neal is now a Cleveland Cavalier. He came to town in a deal that had been talked about since the trade deadline, and talks started up again days before the NBA Draft. The deal that was made included no surprise, with Shaq looking for a title and the package of Sasha Pavlovic and [...]

Did J.C. Romero Assualt a Fan Due to Roid Rage?

One member of the Philadelphia Phillies was involved in a confrontation with a fan following Thursday’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays, according to the team.

Speculation of who the player was didn’t take long. The St. Petersburg Times reported that Phillies reliever J.C. Romero assaulted a fan who made fun of his steroid [...]

Warriors Aren’t Dealing Stephen Curry to the Suns

The Golden State Warriors have stopped talks with the Phoenix Suns regarding acquiring Amar’e Stoudemire for a package that included center Andris Biedrins, forward Brandan Wright and the seventh overall pick Stephen Curry.

Apparently the Warriors were set on agreeing to Biedrins, Wright and Marco Belinelli until they saw that Curry became available when [...]

Cardinals Strike a Deal With Indians For DeRosa

Instead of going after a big gun like Matt Holliday, the St. Louis Cardinals have reached an agreement with the Cleveland Indians to send 23-year old relief pitcher Chris Perez to Cleveland for the ultimate utility man, Mark DeRosa.

DeRosa is a perfect player for a manager like Tony LaRussa, bringing a gritty feeling [...]