Monthly Archives: March 2010

Bell feels used by Bobcats

Rick Bonnell

Some very interesting comments by former Charlotte Bobcat Raja Bell
about how he feels manipulated by his former team, in regard to the
left wrist injury he suffered in the preseason.

Jordan: Iguodala 'isn't a guy that carries you'


Andre Iguodala is an excellent defender, a solid passer and a very good all-around player.

But he’s not the type to dominate games in the half-court offense, according to Sixers coach Eddie Jordan.

"We’ve always said that about Andre," said Jordan after Thursday’s
practice. "It’s not necessarily his MO. He just isn’t a high-level,
volume guy that carries you. I think he would agree to that.

Marcus Camby headlines Donnie Walsh's supporting cast in case Lebron James

Frank Isola

The Knicks’ primary target this summer is LeBron James, but when it
comes to the supporting cast Donnie Walsh plans to assemble, the team
president has his eye on a free agent with New York ties.

Ginobili factor in NBA free agency

Mike Monroe

With the talent-laden free agent class of 2010 just months from
availability, what are the chances a team may be willing to offer Spurs
guard Manu Ginobili a contract big enough to lure him away from San

Martin In Dark About Possible Knee Tear

Chris Tomasson

If a report is accurate that Denver Nuggets power forward Kenyon Martin
has a partial tear of his left patella tendon, he said he hasn’t been
given that information about his knee.

Regardless, the Nuggets, who had previously been looking for a big man,
will spend this weekend discussing what they might do. Agent Mark
Bartelstein told FanHouse the Nuggets have inquired about five of his
free-agent big men: Mark Blount, Mikki Moore, Brian Cook, Jake Voskuhl
and Rob Kurz.

Chris Bosh has chance to leave Toronto Raptors this summer, New York Knicks may

Frank Isola

Tracy McGrady took the first chance he got to leave Toronto and ended up playing for the Orlando Magic in his home state.

Chris Bosh will have a similar decision to make this summer, and
McGrady – who like Bosh began his career in Canada – can see the
All-Star forward skipping town.

Kevin Durant says he'll sign a max deal if Thunder offers this summer


If Oklahoma City makes Kevin Durant a maximum contract offer this summer, he’ll sign it.

In an interview Wednesday with FanHouse, Durant said he wants to sign
an extension with the Thunder. Negotiations can start July 1.

"Yeah, that’s what I want to do," he said."I want to be here. I want to be part of this organization."

Ilgauskas' agent says the center plans on rejoining Cleveland

By Mary Schmitt Boyer, The Plain Dealer

In a move sure to delight Cavaliers fans, Zydrunas Ilgauskas has
announced his intentions to rejoin the team and has asked agent Herb
Rudoy to begin negotiations with the Cavs on March 22, the first date
he can do so.

"It is Zydrunas’ desire to return to the Cavaliers if a suitable
contract can be agreed upon," Rudoy said in an e-mail to reporters. "He
has been overwhelmed and deeply touched by the outpouring of support
and affection by the fans and by his teammates. He hopes to return to
bring a championship to the Cavaliers and to the city of Cleveland."

Knicks' prez takes D'Antoni off hook for team's struggles


A feisty Donnie Walsh said it’s his fault the club is not winning, not
Mike D’Antoni’s, and said he has no regrets about embarking two years
ago on this cap-clearing plan that gutted the roster.

The Knicks president also cautioned that he never promised he will hit
a home run this summer during free agency, that the process could take
longer to build a title contender. Walsh gave no indication D’Antoni’s
job is in danger or that he was disappointed in him.

Celtics hope to get shot at Michael Finley

Mark Murphy

The Celtics have identified what is believed to be a relatively small
field of potential free agents now that the deadline for player buyouts
has passed.

A Celtics source confirmed yesterday the primary target is veteran
swingman Michael Finley, who was bought out of his contract by San
Antonio on Monday. Finley is expected to clear waivers tonight. The
team also is interested, to a lesser degree, in free agent guard Larry