Rockets Make Low Risk, High Reward Move By Acquiring Flynn

Jonny Flynn

Jonny Flynn was drafted into just about the worst situation possible back in 2009 – even Kyrie Irving will be in a better one next season. Not only did his team have a large dearth of talent but the Timberwolves had just hired a coach that insisted on installing the Triangle Offense on [...]

New York Knicks Acquire Carmelo Anthony But Nuggets Steal The Deal

Carmelo Anthony is a New York Knick. After months of speculation and rumors, it feels good to finally say it officially. Here is the deal that has been reported by Yahoo! Sports and the Denver Post:

Carmelo Anthony, Chauncey Billups, Shelden Williams, Anthony Carter and Renaldo Balkman are headed to New York for Danilo [...]

Carmelo’s 50 Not Enough To Defeat Rockets And Other NBA Notes

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…

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2010-2011 NBA Season Previews: Minnesota Timberwolves

Minnesota Timberwolves General Manager David Kahn was a regular attendee at his team’s Summer League games in Las Vegas, Nevada, this summer. In the Cox Pavilion, the “VIP” section was no more than three or four feet from the front row of the general admission seats. On this particular night, the arena was mostly [...]

Should David Kahn Be Shopping Ricky Rubio To Denver?

Photo Credit: Bryan Smith/ZUMA Press/Icon SMI

Minnesota Timberwolves GM David Kahn made himself an infamous figure around the NBA last off-season when he drafted Jonny Flynn with the sixth overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft. It wasn’t so much that Flynn wasn’t a great player, though he still wasn’t deserving of [...]

Attacking The Boards: Where The Thunder Look Young And Old At The Same Time

With 25 seconds left in the game, Kevin Durant stepped to the free throw line looking to ice the game away for the Oklahoma City Thunder. As the ball was tossed to him by the ref, Durant heard chants of “M-V-P” come down from the rafters. He couldn’t help but crack a smile.

And [...]

Video: Ryan Gomes’ Big Dunk

2009 NBA Season Previews: The Rest Of The West

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


T'Wolves Sign Another Point Guard. Seriously.

The Minnesota Timberwolves have signed restricted free agent point guard Ramon Sessions to an offer sheet that is worth $16.4 million over four years with that final year being a player option.

The Milwaukee Bucks have seven days to match the offer but the odds on that happening have to be a billion to [...]

Breaking: Ricky Rubio Signs With Barcelona

Woj over at Yahoo! Sports is reporting that Ricky Rubio has signed a 6-year deal with Barcelona after working out a buyout package with DKV Jovenut of Spain on Monday.

The Minnesota Timberwolves were unable to sign the fourth overall pick because they could not come to terms with DKV Jovenut on a buyout.