Monthly Archives: January 2010
Terry Foster / The Detroit News
Auburn Hills — Joe Dumars holds two fingers in the air during a quiet workout at the Pistons practice facility.
There’s significance to that number. It’s the number of games the
Pistons have played with a healthy roster. And that’s why Dumars,
president of the Pistons, isn’t in the trade market right now.
So you can forget rumors of bringing in Carlos Boozer (Jazz), Chris Kaman (Clippers) or Amare Stoudemire (Suns).
Another intriguing suitor could emerge in the bidding for Phoenix Suns star Amar’e Stoudemire : the San Antonio Spurs.
Multiple league sources say the Spurs’ front office has researched and
debated pursuing Stoudemire to play alongside Tim Duncan .
Here’s what you learned going to the Garden Tuesday night: The
Timberwolves aren’t as good as their 9-37 record indicates, and the
Knicks aren’t going to join the Amare Stoudemire sweepstakes.
"It’s up to us to keep this going for another 35 to 40 games, whatever
it is," said Mike D’Antoni after his team’s 132-105 victory. "Every
once in a while, there should be an egg laid, but it can’t be very
With the NBA trading deadline less than a month away, rumors abound.
And some of them involve 76ers forward Andre Iguodala, the team’s
If true, it would signify a drastic change in the thinking of Sixers
president and general manager Ed Stefanski about the potential of the
team as currently constructed.
Though the Heat will consider making a trade offer for Amare Stoudemire, we hear that Miami considers another impending free agent, Chris Bosh, to be the better defensive option, which is important to the Heat. A friend of Stoudemire said he has a residence here and would consider Miami this summer if Phoenix doesn’t keep him.
Bulls planning to trade Hinrich or Salmons
Observations: Bobcats center Tyson Chandler says he’s pain-free
New Orleans Hornets may trade guard Bobby Brown to Los Angeles Clippers today
Suns’ Amar’e Stoudemire not distracted by trade talk
Kiki Vandeweghe couldn’t speak specifically about Amar’e Stoudemire but
was presented with the scenario of trading for an established player
rather than weight for free agency and reiterated the Nets would do
“If you’re saying, ‘Can you shortcut the process and get a super player
in a trade?’ I think you would always try to do that,” Vandeweghe said.
“You have to weigh that against all your options. But you’ve got to be
open to everything. You can’t close your mind to any option at all.”
While the summer free agent class is expected to include the likes of
LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, a well-placed source said because neither
is likely headed to New Jersey, the Nets have had conversations with
Phoenix about trading for Suns All-Star power forward Amar’e Stoudemire.
John Shea, Chronicle Staff Writer
The Warriors held a rare nighttime practice Monday, and Monta Ellis was
dressed for the occasion. Instead of high-tops, he had on a cozy pair
of slippers and had a whistle around his neck, though he didn’t appear
to do any coaching.
By MARC BERMAN
Knicks president Donnie Walsh would not guarantee he will make a trade
by the Feb. 18 trading deadline. But Walsh admitted scenarios will be
explored at this week’s scouting meetings, as he expressed bitter
disappointment with Sunday’s disgraceful 50-point loss to the Mavericks
— the worst home defeat in Knicks history.