Monthly Archives: January 2010

Suns' Amar'e Stoudemire playing his way out of town?

During training camp, Suns assistant coach Bill Cartwright talked about
a need for the team’s stars – Steve Nash, Jason Richardson and Amar’e
Stoudemire – to play like stars this season.

Nash often is brilliant offensively, although the burden of being the
team’s only playmaker is draining. In crunch time of Tuesday’s loss to
Charlotte, seven consecutive possessions ended in his hands, with more
failure than success. He is committing more turnovers than ever and
deep team-defense problems start at the top with him.

Mavericks' Josh Howard getting an A for attitude

By EDDIE SEFKO / The Dallas Morning News

esefko@dallasnews.com

PHOENIX – Mark Cuban has a theory about Josh Howard’s play this season.
It doesn’t have anything to do with whether Howard is starting or
coming off the bench.

It has to do with attitude.

Sixers' GM: No untouchables

Kevin Tatum

Inquirer Staff Writer

When Ed Stefanski was asked yesterday about reports that have swingman
Andre Iguodala involved in possible trades, the 76ers president and
general manager did not rule out anything.

"I won’t talk about trades or rumors," said Stefanski, who formerly was
the general manager of the New Jersey Nets. "I will say that we’re very
active in talking to teams throughout the league, and we’re listening
to any option to improve the basketball team. When I was in Jersey, and
here, I don’t think there are untouchables.

Nets need to deal for a big name

Executives from the Suns, Raptors and Jazz have been told if they’re
planning to move their All-Star-caliber big men, the Nets are
interested.

Amar’e Stoudemire, Chris Bosh and Carlos Boozer could be among the
biggest names traded before the Feb. 18 deadline, and the Nets don’t
want to miss out if they are.

Hamilton Could Be Next Piston From Glory Years to Go


Chris Tomasson

First, it was Ben Wallace.

Then it was Chauncey Billups.

Then it was Rasheed Wallace.

Next, it looks like Richard Hamilton.

As trade rumors swirl, Wizards' Antawn Jamison carries on

By Gene Wang

Following another disheartening loss on Tuesday night, 115-103 to the
NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers at Verizon Center, Washington Wizards
forward Antawn Jamison answered every question about the team’s
failings with his usual candor.

Miami Heat's Jermaine O'Neal could be dealt for Amare Stoudemire

MICHAEL WALLACE

The last time center Jermaine O’Neal was traded, he was involved in
just about every step of the negotiation process in his move last
February from the Raptors to the Miami Heat.

If the Heat has any plans to move O’Neal and his $23 million expiring
contract before next month’s trade deadline, the 14-year veteran
apparently is not aware of them.

Suns' Amar'e Stoudemire playing his way out of town?

Paul Coro

During training camp, Suns assistant coach Bill Cartwright talked about
a need for the team’s stars – Steve Nash, Jason Richardson and Amar’e
Stoudemire – to play like stars this season.

Nash often is brilliant offensively, although the burden of being the
team’s only playmaker is draining. In crunch time of Tuesday’s loss to
Charlotte, seven consecutive possessions ended in his hands, with more
failure than success. He is committing more turnovers than ever and
deep team-defense problems start at the top with him.

Nuggets not trading J.R. Smith

By Mark J. Miller

“J.R.J.R. Smith has been with the Denver Nuggets since the summer of
2006 when he got traded to the team from the Chicago Bulls, who he was
with for only a few days after coming over in a trade with his original
team, the New Orleans Hornets. It’s looking right now like he’ll remain
a Nugget despite all his recent unhappiness., according to ESPN.

NBA suspends Arenas for rest of season

Adrian Wojnarowski

NBA commissioner David Stern has suspended Washington Wizards guard
Gilbert Arenas for the remainder of this season, the league
announced Wednesday.

League sources told Yahoo! Sports that Stern had been considering two
suspension scenarios for the former All-Star: the remainder of this
season or a full 82-game ban that would extend into next season.
Sources said players association executive director Billy Hunter and association
attorneys had negotiated the suspension terms with Stern over the past
several days. If the association vowed to appeal the shorter penalty, sources
said, Stern was prepared to suspend Arenas for the full 82 games.

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