Monthly Archives: October 2009
BY Frank Isola
Dwyane Wade is what you might call a pretty good consolation prize. .Assuming the Knicks can’t find a way to lure LeBron James out of Cleveland, the club is expected to turn its attention – and full resources – on recruiting Wade.
It’s truly time for Baby to grow up
Grizzlies courting Abdul-Jabbar
Rondo won’t sign new deal
BY Frank Isola
The Knicks will have to defy the odds if they want to sign LeBron James next summer.
Knicks team president Donnie Walsh isn’t trying to trick the savvy New York basketball fan into thinking he has built a playoff team. When last season’s 32-50 campaign ended, Walsh admitted to being impressed coach Mike D’Antoni squeezed that many victories out of a flawed roster.
The Portland Trail Blazers have verbally agreed in principle to a contract extension with forward LaMarcus Aldridge, a source close to the process told ESPN.com on Wednesday.
Marcus Thompson II
Warriors swingman Stephen Jackson promises there won’t be any drama between him and Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant when the two match up tonight in Ontario.
It was a prevalent theme last season, Lamar Odom and Trevor Ariza facing an uncertain future with the Lakers while in the last year of their contracts.
The bloodshot right eye, the pronounced redness that spider webs through what should be the white portion of the ball, is the immediate reminder that the comeback from the detached retina is not complete and will not be for some time, just as his conditioning is not where it needs to be after seven months of doctor-ordered inactivity.
Quick word from Lamar Odom after Friday’s 97-92 win over the Kings in Las Vegas. LO limped to the locker room at the end of the first half after getting kicked in the right shin, possibly by Sacramento’s Jon Brockman, who was locked in a scrum on the floor with Ron Artest. Josh Powell started the second half, and when Odom tried to enter the game he quickly had to check out, clearly in pain.