Monthly Archives: August 2009

Hawks roster depth is shallow

SEKOU SMITH

Hawks coach Mike Woodson has a white board hanging from the back wall of his office with various scribbles on it, but it wasn’t hard to make out the two rows of initials he jotted down one recent afternoon, or the glaring omission in one category.

James, Bosh playing the 2010 waiting game

Ira Winderman

The 2009 offseason essentially is over for LeBron James and Chris Bosh. Both have decided to bypass the option of extending their contracts this summer, with the focus now on their 2010 opt-outs.

LeBron headed for free-agency?; Knicks in holding pattern on Sessions

By BRIAN LEWIS

The Knicks and Donnie Walsh seem to want Ramon Sessions, but not at the cost of valuable salary cap space to sign a max free agent next summer.

LeBron James a shoo-in to become a free agent after this season

Mary Schmitt Boyer – Plain Dealer Reporter

LeBron James all but said he plans to become an unrestricted free agent next summer.

This does not mean James will leave the Cavaliers, but it does mean he wants to keep all his options open.

Trade Rumors and Notes for Aug 8th

Blazers preparing offer for Utah’s Paul Millsap

Utah Jazz want Millsap at right price

Cleveland Cavaliers making progress in contract talks with Anderson Varejao: Cavaliers Insider

Sixers unlikely to strike early as market opens

NBA Rumors and News – August 7, 2009

Williams expected to sign deal soon

Wolves coaching search down to three finalists

Cavs likely to pass on Bowen

KNICKS TO SEE STACKHOUSE

Iverson to the Heat?

Michael Wallace

Allen Iverson might still prove to be a free agent answer for the Miami Heat.

Apparently, Heat president Pat Riley hasn’t abandoned his interest or pursuit of the 10-time NBA All-Star Iverson-badDetroit and former league MVP just yet.

NBA News and Rumors – August 6, 2009

Glen Davis upset with Celtics

Warriors’ trade winds die down to just George

Four on the Wizards’ radar

NBA notes: Bob Finnan’s three points and rumor mill

NBA News and Rumors – Wednesday August 5, 2009

Warrick agrees to join Bucks

Sixers add a big man to the mix

Canzano: Strong start can set pace for Blazers’ season

Wyc: Celts ‘hands down’ favorites in East

Luhm: Boozer has earned everything he's getting from bad PR moves

By Steve Luhm

This whole unhappy Carlos Boozer Saga started, it seems to me, last December.

After the injury-battered Jazz scored what should have been an uplifting win at New Jersey, Boozer ruined the moment for everyone but his accountant by telling an ESPN reporter that he planned to opt out of his contract at the end of the season because, no matter what happened after that, he’d get a raise.

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