Monthly Archives: March 2010

Utah Jazz notebook: Jazz brass planning to talk to Carlos Boozer's agent

Tim Buckley

It’s not as if any sort of agreement will be reached any time soon.

But sometime before their starting power forward becomes an
unrestricted free agent this offseason, the Jazz do plan on talking
with the Carlos Boozer camp about the possibility of his remaining in
Utah, general manager Kevin O’Connor said Monday night.

If Chris Bosh decides to leave Toronto, the Blazers should go after him

Geoffrey C. Arnold, The Oregonian

Chris Bosh admires the Blazers for their ability to continue winning games despite injuries and adversity.

"They’ve had a lot of injuries, but they’ve weathered the storm," Bosh
said before Portland beat Toronto 109-98 Sunday night. "They find ways
to win. That’s what this league is all about."

Triano makes changes as Raptors in free-fall

Doug Smith

Patience is wearing thin, changes are being made and as the Raptors
free fall through the Eastern Conference standings, coach Jay Triano is
taking a hard-line approach.

The backlash from Iverson report

Stephen A. Smith:

Once upon a time it was hard to decipher what was more difficult to
stomach: the foolish, detrimental behavior of a professional athlete or
the apologists disguised as their inner circle, eager to excuse the
inexcusable. And then there came Allen Iverson, who didn’t make it
difficult at all.

With roster spots to fill, Heat eyeing Hasbrouck


MIAMI — With two roster spots available to fill, the Miami Heat are on
the cusp of signing former Siena shooting guard Kenny Hasbrouck, a deal
that could be done as early as Monday.

Barring an unforeseen development, Hasbrouck is expected to fly to
Miami on Monday. If he passes a physical, he’ll be offered a contract.

Grizzlies' Gay could leave for New York


MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Former UConn star Rudy Gay seemed lukewarm on
remaining in the obscurity of Memphis when he becomes a restricted free
agent in July when the Knicks and Nets become two of his options.

Mavericks' Barea has Knicks on radar


Mavericks backup point guard J.J. Barea, who could become an
unrestricted free agent this summer, told The Post he has the Knicks as
his top choice if he doesn’t stick with the Mavericks.

Blazers face another tough decision with injury-plagued Oden

Frank Hughes

The Portland Trail Blazers had a difficult decision to make a few years
ago when they had the No. 1 pick in the 2007 draft: Should they take
Greg Oden or Kevin Durant?

After making Oden the top pick that year, the Blazers now have another
tough decision. For how long, and for how much, are they willing to
invest in Oden?

Ten draft prospects who won’t be dancing

Marc J. Spears,

March is crunch time for NBA general managers and scouts who are
crisscrossing the country to get a last look at draft prospects before
the college season ends. And that doesn’t mean just stopping at the
power-conference tournaments like the Big East, ACC or Big 12.
Twenty-four NBA scouts and executives attended the Western Athletic
Conference tournament to see 10 prospects, including heralded Nevada
sophomore forward Luke Babbitt.

Josh Howard hopes to play again for Wizards

Wizards Insider

After leading the Washington Wizards to a shocking 10-point victory
over the Denver Nuggets nearly three weeks ago, Josh Howard reached
into his locker room stall and picked up an all-white Washington
Nationals baseball cap. Howard then explained how much he liked the
curly W logo and that he had bought a few hats in different colors long
before the Dallas Mavericks made him a District resident in a trade
deadline deal.