Monthly Archives: December 2009
Even with Miami a chilly 75 or so on Tuesday — sorry, socked-in Salt Lake City — the place has its appeal.
Celtics principal owner Wyc Grousbeck said the Celtics will stand pat
with their roster and wait until Paul Pierce gets healthy. He said the
team will not make any drastic roster changes as a reaction to Pierce’s
About halfway through the preseason, a friend who shares a pair of
Spurs season tickets asked for advice about games worth putting dibs on
when the ticket group met to slice up the season.
With NBA gate receipts down less than anticipated, the doomsday
scenario of a $6-7 million drop in the salary cap for the 2010-11
season now seems overly pessimistic.
Knicks president Donnie Walsh said he is not ready to cave in to a Nate
Robinson trade demand before talking again today with Robinson’s agent,
Aaron Goodwin, in one last attempt to change his mind. Robinson said he
is still hoping things can be resolved, so that he can stay with the
Knicks and put an end to "Nate-Gate."
A report on Saturday suggested that Cleveland, constantly rumored to be
looking at trades that could improve an already-impressive roster,
could be looking into Golden State’s Anthony Randolph. There’s no
question that he is a fantastic talent and would add quite a bit of
talent to the Cavalier bench, but the fact that they’ve reportedly
offered only J.J. Hickson straight up for Randolph isn’t enough for the
Warriors to bite.
"We definitely could use somebody else," said forward Carmelo Anthony,
who scored a game-high 41 points. "At this point, anytime you have an
injured player, anybody who can step up off the bench is huge."
The Nuggets’ front office is looking into acquiring a big man who could
play some minutes off the bench. But right now, the Nuggets just aren’t
the same without all five starters. Billups is shooting for a return in
the next game, Wednesday at home against Atlanta.
Nate Robinson says he wants to play for the Knicks. He also wants to play.
The goals are clashing, which prompted Robinson’s agent, Aaron
Goodwin, to request on Saturday that Robinson and the Knicks part ways.
On Sunday, however, Robinson spoke hopefully that the situation could
Frank Isola AND Matt Gagne
Nate Robinson’s agent continues to reach out to Donnie Walsh in an attempt to free his client from Mike D’Antoni’s doghouse.
Walsh confirmed Friday that Aaron Goodwin contacted him earlier this
week to discuss the status of the fifth-year guard, who was benched for
his eighth straight game Friday night as the Knicks (5-3 during that
stretch) beat the Clippers, 95-91. According to a source, Goodwin first
contacted Walsh the day after Robinson’s initial benching against the
Magic on Dec. 2.
Two NBA sources said today that it’s no coincidence that talk of a
possible Warriors interest in trading Randolph came up as Duffy
apparently made it known that the Randolph Camp is seriously thinking
about his extension possibilities when he becomes eligible after next