Monthly Archives: October 2009

Marbury rips Knicks, coach, says he'll sit out season


Although he says he’s not ready to announce his retirement, Stephon Marbury said yesterday he has "shut everything down," taking the season off to work on his businesses and claims he will return to the NBA next season.

Talks with LaMarcus Aldridge take a turn for the better

Jason Quick, The Oregonian

With an Oct. 31 deadline nearing, general manager Kevin Pritchard said Wednesday the Trail Blazers and star forward LaMarcus Aldridge are "moving toward a deal" in which Aldridge would be a Blazer long term.

Hughes believes LeBron James will stay with the Cleveland Cavaliers

BY Frank Isola

Larry Hughes understands that the chances of him returning to the Knicks next season are slim to none. Unfortunately, the same may be true of one Hughes’ best friends as well.

Jackson also dislikes teammates, refs, Kobe

Rusty Simmons, Chronicle Staff Writer

Warriors coach Don Nelson said Wednesday that he wouldn’t be offering daily updates on Stephen Jackson’s mood, but that didn’t stop the disgruntled swingman from spouting off once again.
A day after abandoning his captaincy, speaking of a strained relationship with Nelson and reiterating that he wants out of Golden State, Jackson went a step further. He called out his teammates for the first time this season.

Arroyo arrival provides true competition for Heat's Chalmers

Ira Winderman – South Florida Sun Sentinel

Suddenly, for the first time since Chalmers was named last season’s Miami Heat opening-night starter, there is legitimate competition at point guard with the signing of free agent Carlos Arroyo.

Jackson says, players should not follow me

Rusty Simmons, Chronicle Staff Writer

Fresh off a two-game suspension for "conduct detrimental to the team," Stephen Jackson was speaking his mind again Tuesday, telling the media why he "couldn’t be a role model" on the Warriors.

Miami Heat signs former FIU point guard Carlos Arroyo


The Heat didn’t have to search far to address its critical lack of depth at point guard.

Do the Suns need a big man?

Paul Coro

Amare Stoudemire, Channing Frye, Louis Amundson
and Earl Clark.

That is the extent of what the Suns have available for big men until Robin Lopez’s return, which could be in late November. With no true center playing, should the Suns add a big man? Even if so, will the Suns add a big man?

Suns' Clark learning on the job

Paul Coro

During his 4-for-16 shooting Saturday night, Suns rookie forward Earl Clark heard from coach Alvin Gentry about how careless he was getting – with his wardrobe.

Grizzlies' Allen Iverson to miss 3 weeks with hamstring injury

Scott Cacciola

Allen Iverson will miss three weeks with a partial tear in his left hamstring, the Grizzlies announced before Wednesday’s preseason game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. That means Iverson will be sidelined for the rest of the preseason — and his availability for the team’s regular-season opener against the Detroit Pistons on Oct. 28 is in jeopardy.