After an off-season that featured the likes of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, Joe Johnson and many others as top free agents and a regular season that featured mid-season trades involving Carmelo Anthony and Deron Williams, entering into the 2011 free agency period with Nene as the top name on the unrestricted [...]
Knicks Buying Out Brewer, OKC, DAL, SA, And BOS Interested
The New York Knicks are reportedly making a surprise move: ESPN’s Marc Stein says the team is buying out forward Corey Brewer, who was a part of the three-team deal that landed them Carmelo Anthony. Brewer is an athletic forward – as you can [...]
As the trade deadline nears, Carmelo Anthony is about to re-enter the spotlight of the NBA. After spending a couple weeks at the center of attention earlier in the year because of trade rumors that eventually died down, the Nuggets will likely be shopping Anthony around more than ever as the possibility that the franchise will end up with nothing in exchange for Melo at the end of the season grows larger.
But while there may be much less of a chance that Carmelo ends up staying in Denver for the remainder of the season, it’s time to start looking at the Nuggets as they are currently constructed to determine whether or not this will just be a lost cause for both Anthony and the Nuggets if they end up sticking together until the end of the year.
Denver is currently the sixth seed in the Western Conference with the same record as the Utah Jazz (30-22) but with a superior head-to-head record. This a team that beat the Heat by 28 earlier in the season (though they were without LeBron James, that’s still impressive) but also a club that got smashed by the Clippers and recently lost back-to-back games to the 76ers and Nets by the scores of 110-99 and 115-99.
Whether the Anthony drama has this team disinterested or in spite of their teammate, there is clearly something missing from this team that it had over the past two seasons when they were legitimate contenders to take down the Lakers in the West thanks to their uptempo offense and reliable home court advantage. But instead, ever since Carmelo was left to fend for himself against Utah in the post-season last year, Anthony has started to slip away from his supporting cast and the mojo around this squad is clearly no longer there – at least not consistently.
For my recap of last night’s Rockets-Nuggets game as well as every other game in the NBA last night, hit the break…
The Golden State Warriors cleaned house this off-season. After back-to-back dysfunctional seasons under Don Nelson, Golden State sent a package that consisted of potential laden Anthony Randolph, swingman Kelenna Azubuike and veteran shot blocker Ronny Turiaf and got double-double machine David Lee in return. Lee signed an $80 million contract with the Warriors as part [...]
Oklahoma City Thunder
2008-2009 Season Record: 23-59. Fifth place in Northwest Division.
2008-2009 Team MVP: Kevin Durant
Key Additions: James Harden, Etan Thomas, Kevin Ollie, Serge Ibaka, B.J. Mullens
Key Departures: Earl Watson, Malik Rose, Desmond Mason, Chucky Atkins, Damien Wilkins, Robert Swift
Projected Starting Five:
PG – Russell Westbrook
SG – James Harden
It’s not very often when a six-foot-ten 20 year old with unlimited basketball potential goes unnoticed, but because of the market he plays in, Golden State Warriors forward Anthony Randolph is an unknown talent. However, I will admit that even though I consider myself to be a very serious NBA fan, I had not [...]
Two days ago Golden State Warriors power forward Anthony Randolph tied the Summer League scoring record with a 42 point output. Yesterday, Warriors guard Anthony Morrow broke the scoring record with a 47 point performance. He got his points in a variety of ways, shooting 18-of-26 from the field while sinking 7 of his [...]
Golden State Warriors power forward Anthony Randolph tied the NBA Summer League scoring record yesterday with an impressive 42 points on 13-22 shooting. Throughout the course of the game, Randolph continued to dominate Bulls’ 26th overall pick Taj Gibson, causing him to commit nine personal fouls which sent Randolph to the line 21 times. [...]
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 [...]
The Atlanta Hawks are set on sending point guards Acie Law and Speedy Claxton to the Golden State Warriors for combo guard Jamal Crawford.
This is a great deal for Atlanta. They trade Acie Law – the 12th overall pick in 2007 but struggled to break the rotation for Mike Woodson – and an [...]