Monthly Archives: November 2009

Turkoglu almost joined Sun


Paul Coro

Steve Nash and Joe Johnson in the backcourt and Amaré Stoudemire, Shawn Marion and Hedo Turkoglu
up front.

Nelson denies rumor he's out

Warriors coach Don Nelson wholly dismissed a CBS report claiming he would step down imminently and the team is shopping its best player, Monta Ellis.

Kings considering Okafor

A source with knowledge of the situation says the Kings are discussing a trade with New Orleans that would send Kenny Thomas to the Hornets and bring center Emeka Okafor to Sacramento.

Sixers Shopping Brand?


Sixers president/general manager Ed Stefanski responded to an ESPN item quoting two anonymous GMs in the NBA saying that Elton Brand had been made available. "Not true," Stefanski said . . . The Jazz, with just nine players available, started Eric Maynor and Wes Matthews as its first all-rookie backcourt since Deron Williams and Andre Owens, Nov. 15, 2005. Maynor and Matthews (16) combined for 29 points on 11-for-25 shooting, 4-for-6 on three-pointers . . . Matthews is the son of Wes Matthews, who appeared in 465 games with six teams, including 14 as a Sixer in 1983-84 . . .

Scott's firing catches Paul off guard

John Reid

As Hornets players gathered at the Alario Center on Thursday morning, team president Hugh Weber met with captains Chris Paul and David West to inform them that Coach Byron Scott was fired and his replacement would be General Manager Jeff Bower.

If LeBron James, Dwyane Wade stay put, New York Knicks may target Chris Bosh and

Matt Gagne

If the Knicks find themselves struggling to woo LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, who can become free agents next summer, they’ll likely turn their attention to the players such as Chris Bosh and Joe Johnson, who are expected to headline the next tier of potential free agents at season’s end.

Miami Heat owner confident Dwyane Wade will stay


Disappointed with Dwyane Wade’s decision not to sign a contract extension, Miami Heat owner Micky Arison said Tuesday he takes comfort in the spending flexibility Miami would have if it needs to rebuild on the fly.

Cleveland just might be the answer

Michael Wilbon

Idon’t believe for a second we’ve seen the last of Allen Iverson. He may contemplate retirement. He might remain on this mysterious personal leave for a while. But Iverson, even though he has more mileage on him than a soccer mom’s 1990 Volvo wagon and all the dents as well, has plenty of basketball left in him. Surely, the last line on his hoops résumé isn’t going to be three games played for the Memphis Grizzlies.

Grizzlies moving on, Allen Iverson or not

Ronald Tillery

As much as the Grizzlies are sympathetic toward Allen Iverson and are rooting for his return from a personal leave of absence, their last workout wasn’t the first without him.

Warriors anxious to part ways with Jackson

Having tired of the near-daily disruption Stephen Jackson’s unresolved status has had on their young roster, the Golden State Warriors are more committed than ever to trading the veteran swingman and NBA sources said the team is optimistic a deal can be completed within the next few weeks.