Fresh off their training camp flirtation with Eddy Curry, the Spurs are reportedly pondering another reclamation project.
Fox Sport’s Sam Amico, AKA Greg Oden’s personal publicist, reports that the Spurs are among a handful of teams interested in the No. 1 pick in the 2007 draft, whose agent is “100 percent sure” he’ll be back in the NBA by next season.
Former Toronto Raptor and current Dallas Maverick Vince Carter was on TSN Radio 1050 on Tuesday, and revealed that he would be more than open to a reunion with the Raptors at some point in his career.
"If (Toronto) gave me the opportunity, I don’t even think I’d let them finish the question. Yes. I’m in," Carter said, speaking on Cybulski and Company.
"Could I see it? Absolutely," Carter continued. "I’d leave that up to the franchise. It all started in Toronto, I’d be a fool to ever forget that."
While the Indiana Pacers have been linked to players such as Mickael
Pietrus and Josh Howard this week, they do not have immediate plans to
make a roster addition, according to a source.
It was revealed
earlier this week that Danny Granger will miss three weeks because of
knee tendinosis. The Pacers are 2-3 through their first five games. They
finished last season with the third-best regular season record in the
Eastern Conference and took an early lead in their semifinal series
against the eventual champion Heat.
With Granger out, Frank
Vogel has used a combination of Gerald Green and Sam Young at small
forward. Granger, an All-Star in 2009, is owed more than $13 million
this season. Granger is expected to remain around the team while he
rehabs his knee so that the training staff can monitor his progress.
newcomer Steve Nash will be out of action for the upcoming future after he sustained
what is being called a small fracture of his left fibula. It is being
speculated that he will be out of action for at least a week and that he will
miss games against Detroit, Utah
and Golden State.
Regarding Marcus Camby’s three-year, $13.1 million deal with the Knicks,
if the Knicks decide to get rid of Camby after his second season in the
Garden, they’ll only have to pay him a $1 million exit fee for year
three and his deal would end up paying him $10.3 million. If he sticks
for his third season, he’ll get all of his $4.2 million.
CLEARLY disheartened to be waived by the Memphis Grizzlies, Jerome
Jordan may have been hard done by rumuors indicating he had already made
plans to play in the Far East.
With the Grizzlies’ US$26m over the salary-cap entering the 2012-13 NBA
season and under new ownership, and Jordan, as a second year NBA player,
will have to earn at least US$762,195, the writing was on the wall for
The Los Angeles Lakers were hoping that point guard Steve Nash would be a
big part of the team moving forward, however, it looks like the star
could be out of action indefinitely. Unfortunately for the team, the
Lakers have announced that Nash will be out indefinitely with a
non-displaced fracture in his left leg.
After 15 often
spectacular seasons in the NBA, Tracy McGrady is finalizing agreement on
a one-year contract with Qingdao of the Chinese Basketball Association,
sources told Yahoo! Sports.
McGrady, a seven-time All-Star,
couldn’t secure a guaranteed NBA contract for this season and decided
against trying to make a roster in training camp.
Early this morning, NBA fans received their first Christmas gift: a tentative agreement to end the 149-day lockout.
One final, 15-hour marathon negotiating session brought together the final elements of a new collective bargaining agreement that fans have been yearning for since owners locked out the players July 1.
The deal will allow the league to begin its season on Christmas Day, with the season’s first tipoff to take place at Madison Square Garden, where the Knicks will play the Celtics at noon.
Knicks guard Roger Mason knows at least one owner who wished the NBA lockout ended with a labor agreement Thursday night: James Dolan.
Mason, vice president of the Players Association, has rubbed shoulders with the Knicks owner countless times this summer and fall in Manhattan hotel board rooms instead of the team’s plush practice facility.