Category Archives: NBA News

Bryant still hopes to play in Worlds

DENVER – Kobe Bryant said he’s still planning to play for Team USA in this summer’s World Championships – if his health permits.

LeBron James and Dwyane Wade announced recently they’re leaning toward skipping the World Championships in Turkey. Both will be free agents this summer and have cited business and family commitments as reasons why they might not play.

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.

Sources: Brackins, Gilstrap to declare


Iowa State junior Craig Brackins and Cyclones teammate Marquis Gilstrap are both expected to declare for the NBA Draft.

Where will John Wall fit in?

Frank Hughes

Barring some unforeseen cir*****stance, it appears Kentucky freshman
point guard John Wall will become the NBA’s next No. 1 draft pick.

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.

Lakers coach Phil Jackson a fan of Mavericks' trade, too

Todd Archer/Reporter

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.

NBA would not ban Ilgauskas' return to Cleveland: Cavaliers Insider

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.

NBA News and Rumors – Feb 19, 2010

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

Cavs strike deal for Wizards’ Jamison

Adrian Wojnarowski

The Cleveland Cavaliers have reached agreement on a six-player,
three-team trade that lands them former All-Star forward Antawn
Jamison, league sources with knowledge of the talks told Yahoo! Sports.

All-Star Zach making trades look fishy

Donnie Walsh’s two bold trades 15 months ago cleared cap space to sign an All-Star in 2010.

How ironic. As it turned out, Walsh traded an All-Star in his cap
pursuit. Congratulations Zach Randolph, whose winning and excelling in
his new home in Memphis. Randolph is averaging 20.5 points and 11.6
rebounds, a shade better than David Lee.