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 [...]
These are the kinds of deals that make the trade deadline a special time of the year. Much like the Deron Williams to New Jersey deal, there were no rumors about either the Clippers or the Cavs being involved in talks and no more than a word had been written about Mo Williams or [...]
I recall wandering this to myself when the Carmelo Anthony trade rumors first started this summer if the Los Angeles Clippers would be a good place for him to land. The Clippers had recently lost out on all big name free agents and making a push to obtain Melo seemed like a logical idea for a team that, at least at the time, needed a wing scorer. I passed a potential Anthony deal to the Clippers off as a fun idea and not something I thought would actually take place.
After a few months of constant chatter and now that we have our first casualty of the trade talks (Mikhail Prokhorov has officially called off the Nets chase for Anthony), the Clippers, now benefiting greatly from the play of their dynamic young core and even Baron Davis, have a few intriguing pieces as well as draft picks and expiring contracts to throw at the Nuggets (thanks for the idea, Bill Simmons). It is unclear how necessary obtaining Carmelo Anthony would be for a team that already seems to be on the incline with thier potential packed roster, but I think they would rather pay Anthony max money for six years than Chris Kaman $23 million over the next two.
A package including Kaman, rookie forward Al-Farouq Aminu, Minnesota’s 2012 first round draft pick and the expiring contracts of Brian Cook and Rasual Butler could be enticing to the Nuggets. Though its not quite as good as the deal New Jersey put together, Kaman could be a big time scorer for the Nuggets in the lowpost, creating the dynamic duo of Nene and Kaman. Additionally, the Clips could take back Al Harrington’s large deal to sweeten the deal for Denver.
More on Carmelo and how he would fit with the Clippers after the break…
The Bulls needed this. They needed Luol Deng to have an effective game at some point. After starting off the season with a Derrick Rose-centric offense that forced Rose to take 29 shots per game, the Bulls needed someone to step up and contribute offensively. With Carlos Boozer out, adjustments have to be made [...]
The Los Angeles Clippers looked like a team that could make a run at the post-season last year. They had developing talent in-house, a still above average Baron Davis running the point and a rookie phenom in Blake Griffin that looked to be the sure favorite to win Rookie of the Year.
But then [...]
If Gilbert Arenas can score like he did tonight without losing the concept of team play, there is no telling what this Washington team can do. Agent Zero had 32 points (9-of-13 shooting, 3-of-4 from three) and seven assists to lead Washington to pretty nice win over the Nets in their home opener. Arenas [...]
Pau Gasol will be out for the Lakers tonight, as will Blake Griffin for the Clippers. The advantage goes to the Lakers, obiosuly, as it gives Andrew Bynum some more playing time to get himself started this season.
Predictions: Lakers 101, Clippers 87. Kobe for 33. Bynum gets 22-11. Baron Davis nails four threes. [...]
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 [...]