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. Continue reading “Suns' Amar'e Stoudemire playing his way out of town?” »

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. Continue reading “Sixers' GM: No 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. Continue reading “Nets need to deal for a big name” »

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. Continue reading “Miami Heat's Jermaine O'Neal could be dealt for Amare Stoudemire” »

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. Continue reading “Suns' Amar'e Stoudemire playing his way out of town?” »

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. Continue reading “Nuggets not trading J.R. Smith” »

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. Continue reading “NBA suspends Arenas for rest of season” »