Monthly Archives: December 2009

Sixers Notes: Iverson sits, status unsure for tonight

Allen Iverson did not play last night against the Boston Celtics and he
may – or may not – play tonight against the Los Angeles Clippers.

76ers coach Eddie Jordan appeared to think his starting guard would be
in street clothes tonight against the Clippers, although a few minutes
later a Sixers official clarified Iverson’s status.

Lakers, Pau Gasol agree on contract extension; Kobe Bryant next?

Mike_Bresnahan

Reporting from New York – Lakers forward Pau Gasol has agreed in
principle to an extension that would keep him under contract through
2013-14, and Kobe Bryant has had ever-improving discussions on a
contract extension that would keep him with the Lakers for the same
period.

Amar'e Stoudemire's contract situation with Suns a non-issue

After a summer of speculation, including some by himself, it has been a fall of serenity around the Amar’e Stoudemire situation.

What situation? That’s exactly it. Stoudemire’s contract predicament -
in which the forward’s deal can be extended or he can opt in or out for
next season – has been a non-issue because of how the Suns have won and
how he has handled matters. From town to town, there have been more of
the same queries with the same diplomatic responses from Stoudemire.

Trade rumors swirl around woebegone Wizards

With the Washington Wizards mired in their second six-game losing
streak of the season as owners of a 7-16 record, a $79.18 million
payroll and with roughly an $8 million luxury tax bill on the way, the
rumors have begun to fly.

Gasol trade looks better now for Grizzlies

By Tom Enlund

A portion of the professional basketball world contended that the
Memphis Grizzlies had presented the Los Angeles Lakers with a National
Basketball Association championship back on Feb. 1, 2008, when they
traded all-star center Pau Gasol to the Lakers in what appeared at the
time to be a horribly one-sided deal.

Nelson won't say if Randolph is on block

Rusty Simmons, Chronicle Staff Writer

Coach Don Nelson acknowledged Wednesday that the front office is
evaluating the Warriors’ entire roster, but refused to address reports
that Anthony Randolph is available for trade.

Two high-level executives said Tuesday that the second-year forward,
who was considered off-limits a month ago, has been discussed in talks.
Warriors sources said nothing is imminent.

T-Mac returns, but for who? For what?

Ken Berger

Tracy McGrady returned to the Houston Rockets Tuesday night, and the
fans cheered. T-Mac hit a 3-pointer, his only points during an
eight-minute stint, and all was right in Rocket Land again. Right?

No, not so much.

Blake could be the Blazer guard who's dealt

Today (Tuesday, Dec. 15) is the first day of the season last summer’s
free agents — more than 70 in all — are eligible to be traded.

In the most recent Weekend Dime my good friend Marc Stein reported that
Andre Miller appears to be the player on that list most likely to be
changing uniforms soon.

McGrady has fans back on his side

BY JEROME SOLOMON

Many times since his season came to an end last February because of a
knee injury, the image of Tracy McGrady drew a strong reaction at
Toyota Center.

Sessions now eligible for trade

The Wolves can now officially trade any free agents they signed this summer.

By JERRY ZGODA, Star Tribune

SALT LAKE CITY – This is Dec. 15, the first day this season that NBA
teams are allowed to trade players they signed as free agents last
summer.