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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.
Washington Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld announced today that the
team has acquired Josh Howard, Drew Gooden, James Singleton and Quinton
Ross from the Dallas Mavericks in exchange for Caron Butler, Brendan
Haywood and DeShawn Stevenson.
“This trade gave us a good opportunity to change our short-term future
and improve our long-term future,” said Grunfeld. “It accomplished two
goals by giving us financial flexibility and bringing a new look and
energy to the roster.”
By Benjamin Hochman
At the NBA All-Star Game next weekend, George Karl will coach Deron Williams and Carmelo Anthony.
That could have been an everyday occurrence if fate hadn’t detoured.
The Nuggets coach said Saturday that back in 2005, Denver had a trade
on the table with Atlanta, which had the No. 2 pick in the draft. The
plan was for the Nuggets to draft Williams, now an all-star for the
Bobby Simmons, away from the team because of a family emergency, is
expected back for Tuesday’s game in Cleveland. But the veteran forward
may not be a Net all season.
Simmons is glued to the Nets’ bench. He has been inactive 13 times this
season and hasn’t played since Jan. 5.
Phoenix’s All-Star center, Amare Stoudemire, says the presumption he
will opt out of the final season of his contract with the Suns is
It is hard to argue the merits of bypassing a guaranteed $17.7 million.
A bird in the hand, and all that.
Smart thinking, Amare.
Thorn’s Nets are among the teams hoping to lure at least one of the
three stars this summer. The New York Knicks and Miami Heat – Wade’s
current team – also figure to be among the top bidders. In addition,
the Los Angeles Clippers, Chicago Bulls, Oklahoma City Thunder,
Minnesota Timberwolves and perhaps even the Dallas Mavericks will have
(or potentially have) significant salary-cap room to spend on a
free-agent pool that could also include Amar’e Stoudemire, Dirk
Nowitzki, Joe Johnson, Carlos Boozer, Rudy
Gay, Shaquille O’Nealand David Lee(notes).
NBA commissioner David Stern has suspended Washington Wizards guard
Gilbert Arenas for the remainder of this season, the league
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.
Nash claims starting spot as McGrady slips in voting
It’s very unlikely we would trade Devin Harris
Trade rumors irking New York Knicks guard Nate Robinson
The NBA averted an embarrassing situation Thursday when starters for
the All-Star Game were released and the Phoenix Suns’ Steve Nash passed
the Houston Rockets’ Tracy McGrady in fan voting for one of the guard
spots in the Western Conference.