Monthly Archives: December 2009
The NBA is considering fining Nate Robinson for his agent asking the
Knicks to trade the veteran guard. A Knicks source told the Daily News
that the league has investigated comments made by Aaron Goodwin in
which he criticized Mike D’Antoni for benching Robinson. "I can’t allow
Nate to rot on Mike’s bench and not do anything about it. I can’t allow
this to happen to his career," Goodwin said Dec. 19. "It’s clear that
Mike D’Antoni doesn’t want to play him
Tracy McGrady’s tenure with the Rockets, which began with predictions
of multiple championships and “great things happening in the city of
Houston,” is likely over after six seasons of highlights, controversies
and great, but largely unrealized potential.
Tracy McGrady(notes) and the Houston Rockets have reached a mutual
decision that allows him to leave the team while the two sides try to
facilitate a trade, likely ending the former All-Star guard’s tenure
with the franchise, an NBA source said Monday.
On the same day Pacers president Larry Bird supported embattled coach
Jim O’Brien, Bulls management declined to address Vinny Del Negro’s
future as speculation continues to swirl.
That left Del Negro, who matches wits against O’Brien on Tuesday, to
fend for himself after an ESPN.com report claiming the Bulls contacted
Doug Collins recently about the coaching position.
Jazz general manager Kevin O’Connor and coach Jerry Sloan met
Saturday afternoon to discuss filling the roster spot left vacant by
last week’s trade.
The Jazz sent Eric Maynor and the contract of retiring Matt Harpring to
Oklahoma City on Tuesday for Peter Fehse , a German League player who
is not an NBA prospect.
With Tracy McGrady dissatisfied with his limited playing time, the Rockets came up with a solution he never saw coming.
Instead of increasing his playing time as McGrady had wanted, they chose not to play him at all.
“I said all along I want to see where he fits,” coach Rick Adelman said
Saturday. “Coming back from an injury like that (microfracture knee
surgery), it’s obvious he’s not the Tracy we knew two years ago. He
knows that. What I’m trying to figure out is where we can best get him
in the rotation where he can have a positive effect on the team.
atching the Bulls dish out a season-high 28 assists with Kirk Hinrich
starting at the two-guard for the first time this season, I couldn’t
help but wonder if the Bulls will try to go all-in on free-agency by
trading John Salmons.
Salmons hasn’t played as well as the Bulls hoped and scored just 3
points off the bench in Saturday’s win over New Orleans. That’s not
even the biggest issue, though. Salmons has an option to terminate the
final year of his contract, worth $6.7 million, next summer.
Knicks fans already have their wish list for next Christmas – and it’s topped with LeBron James.
"If he came here, it would be a big boost for the team, for the city
and for the fans," Brooklyn native Todd Fritz, 40, said after Friday’s
93-87 loss to the Miami Heat, the 18th loss this season.
Eddy Curry remains disappointed in his lack of playing time. The big
man hasn’t played in four straight games, a string that corresponds
with the Knicks’ recent winning ways – they had won seven of nine
before Friday’s 93-87 loss to the Heat.