Monthly Archives: October 2009

Utah Jazz: Millsap el conquistador helps Jazz conquer

Tim Buckley

"I haven’t made a definite decision," he added. "I have to see how some of these other guys come along. I thought they played a little bit harder tonight on the defensive end. But we can’t survive with guys just trying to get by on defense, and using their offense to try to stay out there. I probably did that a little bit too much last year."

For the time being, new Nets guard Rafer Alston content to be in Garden State

Dave D’Alessandro/The Star-Ledger

If he sulks, if he squawks, if he acts as though this isn’t what he signed up for, Rafer Alston promises he’ll have a very good reason.

Could Braylon trade keep LeBron from Knicks?

It’s clear Cleveland wasn’t big enough for both LeBron James and Braylon Edwards. But is New York?

James may have gotten Braylon Edwards banished from Cleveland after the football player scuffled with a friend of the basketball star, but did James know Edwards would land in New York with the Jets.

NBA News – October 7, 2009

Kobe contract talks

Amar’e Stoudemire Looks Sharp, Feels ‘Phenomenal’ in Preseason Opener

Griz notes: Iverson sits with hamstring injury

Once hoping to play for Bulls, Carlos Boozer says he's happy with Jazz


As far as Carlos Boozer is concerned, his "Trade Me Here" world tour over the summer is ancient history.

Blazers wooed Knick heavi-Lee

Peter Vescey

MOST of us — me included — only know what newspaper and on-line accounts disseminated about the NBA during the offseason.

That means that the well-read majority believe restricted free agent David Lee had no other choice but to re-sign with the Knicks for one year, albeit at the exceedingly generous figure of $7 million (far above his CBA-defined qualifying offer of $2.6 million, the first time in league history anyone has exceeded his entitlement), in addition to a $1 million bonus should somehow they crash the playoff party.

NBA News and Rumors – October 5, 2009

Celtics’ Ray Allen tunes out extension talk

T-Mac feeling good at practice

Utah Jazz: Boozer is ‘happy to be here’

Gentry's balancing act

Paul Coro

Anyone who calls Alvin Gentry a player’s coach is right. Anyone who
thinks that means the Suns coach is all pep talks, back pats and jokes
is wrong.

When a six-day training camp ended Sunday, Gentry had won his players’
favor by running them hard and hitting them harder verbally.

Bytown fans implore Bosh to re-up with Raps


Chris Bosh made a delayed appearance at yesterday’s scrimmage, but the fans were waiting.

With the team already in the middle of their warmups and having been introduced individually, Bosh came out to his own introduction and a rousing welcome.

Andre Miller signed with the Trail Blazers to win games, not friends

Joe Freeman, The Oregonian

After three weeks in the Northwest, a week of practices and countless media encounters, it has become blatantly clear that Andre Miller, the Trail Blazers’ biggest free agent acquisition, did not arrive in Portland to make new friends.