Monthly Archives: February 2010
Monday is deadline for players to be eligible for NBA playoffs
The trade deadline passed, but that doesn’t mean rosters are set.
Monday is the deadline for teams to sign players who will be eligible for playoff action.
Brian Windhorst, The Plain Dealer
The hard news on Shaquille O’Neal’s thumb, be it good or bad, is going to wait a day.
The Cavaliers center missed Friday’s game at Toronto after suffering a
sprained right thumb Thursday night in Boston when he was smacked on
the hand by Celtics forward Glen Davis during a shot attempt.
With Zydrunas Ilgauskas reaching agreement on a contract buyout with
Washington, Ilgauskas’ agent, Herb Rudoy , said Thursday that the Jazz
have expressed interest in signing the veteran center.
The Memphis Grizzlies are sending No. 2 overall pick Hasheem Thabeet
down for a stint in the D-League, the team announced on Thursday.
Two sources close to the situation confirmed Thabeet’s impending
D-League assignment to the Dakota Wizards to ESPN.com earlier Thursday.
Count Phil Jackson among the admirers of the Mavericks trade with
Washington, but he also believes they have had some good fortune,
noting Josh Howard’s season-ending knee injury and Erick Dampier’s
dislocated finger one game after the trade.
Mary Schmitt Boyer, The Plain Dealer
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — A high-ranking NBA source denied a report that
the league would prevent Zydrunas Ilgauskas from returning to the
Cavaliers if he is bought out by the Washington Wizards.
Five and roughly two-thirds seasons after he arrived, Carlos Boozer —
the subject of more trade rumors over the years than the New York Stock
Exchange — remains in Utah.
Now, again, he’s talking about sticking around even longer — and he even sounds serious about it.
"I think it’s a great possibility," Boozer said after scoring 30 points
and grabbing 16 rebounds — his 34th double-double this season — in
Friday’s win at Golden State.
Zydrunas Ilgauskas(notes) could reach agreement on a buyout with the
Washington Wizards in the next couple days, his agent told Yahoo!
Sports on Sunday
According to separate league sources, the Warriors rejected a proposed
deal with Memphis that would have sent Monta Ellis to the Grizzlies for
O.J. Mayo and 7-foot-3 rookie center Hasheem Thabeet.
Another player, Hamed Haddadi, may or may not have been included in the deal.
Clippers clear the way for top free agent
This should get them moving
Suns don’t move Amare
Grizzlies trade 2011 draft pick to Utah for shooting guard Ronnie Brewer
Landry was the key to big Kings trade
Larry Riley, on status quo Warriors: Nothing out there made sense, wait ’til summer time